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I'm currently OCing to 2700mhz with a FSB @ 225 but my ram won't go much higher. So, i want to get new memory, and the manufacturer recommends certain ram

http://www.dfi.com.tw/Product/xx_pro...RODUCT_ID=2840

but, it's only 512mb, so shoud i go with 2X512 instead, or would i be able to get by playing games like BF2 w/o 1 gig? also, it recommends Kingston, so should i look for that or just go with OCZ? This is the ram i currently have, but it won't allow me to increase my fsb past 225...
http://store.yahoo.com/pcmemory-stor...ddrpc40st.html

Also, to get to 2.7ghz, i'm running my processor at 1.73 V (anything less and i'll get blue screens, or incomplete boots, or "missing files", but at load it goes past 60, if i get better cooling, will my processor run be able to run the same speed at a lower voltage, or will it be ok to increase my Vcore to 1.8 or more? Thanks in advance for the help.

Also, this seems like a really good deal, albeit, the timings are a little slow but, for only $60....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubmit=Property
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well to ensure compatability it would be best to get what DFI reccommends. however, you can also talk to other people with your board and see what they have.

from what is listed I would say you should get some TCCD RAM. you can get that in an OCZ flavor if you want. Platinum rev 2 uses TCCD as does the faster binned platinum modules
G-skill susposidly has the best TCCD on the market right now.

I'd go w/ either OCZ or g-skill TCCD RAM. it will OC quite well. my OCZ goes up to DDR640 before it gives out. (2.5-4-4-8 @2.9v)
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what about just getting regular ram? i'm thinking about getting a DFI mobo but dont plan to overclock my system. What's a good brand? i want 1 gb (2x 512mb), what's the price range?
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Originally Posted by soloz2
well to ensure compatability it would be best to get what DFI reccommends. however, you can also talk to other people with your board and see what they have.

from what is listed I would say you should get some TCCD RAM. you can get that in an OCZ flavor if you want. Platinum rev 2 uses TCCD as does the faster binned platinum modules
G-skill susposidly has the best TCCD on the market right now.

I'd go w/ either OCZ or g-skill TCCD RAM. it will OC quite well. my OCZ goes up to DDR640 before it gives out. (2.5-4-4-8 @2.9v)
Thanks for the reply, exactly which model ocz do you have, that's impressive...Also, do you think the ram in the last link i sent would be ok for overclocking? Even though the timings are a little slow, that seems like a ridiculous deal.

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what about just getting regular ram? i'm thinking about getting a DFI mobo but dont plan to overclock my system. What's a good brand? i want 1 gb (2x 512mb), what's the price range?
If you don't plan on overclocking then the brand doesn't make that much of a difference in performance, you can get cheap ram that'll still have decent timings, check out my first link actually. Also...DFI is known more for it's overclocking than it's stability lol.
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As my sig says... I have OCZ platinum rev. 2 you can get it here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890

and I'm not sure what RAM you were referring to in your link... it just links to a bunch of RAM on newegg.

how high does your vdimm go? you may be able to get some BH5
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i'm sry, here was the ram i was referring to
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141225

It at least goes to 3.1V from the bios, but from my mb software i can go further.
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Yeah, I would definitely go with some BH5. DFI LanParty mobos can go all the way up to 4.0 vdimm. Check out the stuff in my sig. It's on Newegg for only $140.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231013
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i'm sry, here was the ram i was referring to
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141225

It at least goes to 3.1V from the bios, but from my mb software i can go further.
that's DDR2 it won't work in an AMD system
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Originally Posted by soloz2
well to ensure compatability it would be best to get what DFI reccommends. however, you can also talk to other people with your board and see what they have.

from what is listed I would say you should get some TCCD RAM. you can get that in an OCZ flavor if you want. Platinum rev 2 uses TCCD as does the faster binned platinum modules
G-skill susposidly has the best TCCD on the market right now.

I'd go w/ either OCZ or g-skill TCCD RAM. it will OC quite well. my OCZ goes up to DDR640 before it gives out. (2.5-4-4-8 @2.9v)
Just to make you aware, if you combine the OCZ with a DFI motherboard, you're opening yourself up to the "cold boot" bug. Better off to stay away from it and get Geil One or G. Skill.
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that's DDR2 it won't work in an AMD system
Yeah, i just noticed that.....ok, final question, since i have the socket 754 system and cannot utilize dual channeling, will that slow down the max stabile overclock i would get from dual channel room?
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