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Well I guess I am going to be replacing my 2gb set.

Do any of you have any recommendations on some notoriously good overclocking sticks? Looking for 4gb.

Looking to spend a little over $100.

Thanks!!
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Try G. Skill Trident DDR 2 1200MHZ Ram

Heres the link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-271-_-Product

Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by EviloneX View Post
Try G. Skill Trident DDR 2 1200MHZ Ram

Heres the link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-271-_-Product

Hope that helps.
Yeah...I was hoping to spend just about $100 and OC the rest. I know I can throw money at this beast and be ensured my speeds..

Thanks anyway, rep +
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post #4 of 17
Depending on how tight your ~$100 is...
either these PI's DDR2 1100's
which OC quite nicely to upper 1100's on low V (see my rig)
Or for a little more dosh- you can have guaranteed 1200 MHz from These Low Voltage Tridents
(I wouldn't get the 1200 PI's as they're pretty much just higher binned 1100 PI's boosted to higher Voltages to run @ 1200)
Cheers

[edit] just FYI:
My memory is what is holding back my OC!
G.Skill are very agressive with their binning- so if you want 1200 guaranteed- spend the extra and get the Tridents.
I bought my PI's almost a year ago- so I'm not too sure you'll get the same OC out of a newer set.

If money was no object- I'd sell my 1178ish PI's for some trident replacements to get to 1200+ -but $200+ for an extra 22mHz???!

(I mean sure- I could OC my cpu higher- but at the penalty of dropping a memory strap
- maybe your GigaB board has different settings)
Edited by SpcCdr - 12/19/09 at 12:11am
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post #5 of 17
How far are you wanting to go FSB-wise?
Any decent 1066mhz sticks should be more than enough for a quad.
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Mushkin sets are always worth the premium.Most modules have low vdimm requirements.
 
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post #7 of 17
I would choose from the following:

- G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231270

- CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145256

- Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146785

- OCZ Gold Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227362

- OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227298

All less than $110


Edited by Chilly - 12/19/09 at 12:17am
     
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post #8 of 17
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Choices choices choices....

Chilly..all the sticks you posted are DDR1066 and run at 2.0-2.1V...it makes me wonder whats the difference between them all and if they can go much higher. Already at a high voltage like that leaves little room for OC.

However, I liked SpcCdr's G.skill
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231194
DDR 1100 at 1.9V......hmmmmm??

How do I make sense of all these choices..lol

REP + to all of you.
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I'm going to assume that the RAM I posted are more for "Overclockers" so the default DRAM Voltage is higher than normal, since it "seems" to be "Ready to Overclock".
     
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post #10 of 17
RE
"Any decent 1066mhz sticks should be more than enough for a quad."
Bollocks
See my edit ^^
You want your memory OC to match your FSB OC (as best as possible)
You want a high FSB for your Q9650 right?
well unless you want to drop down a FSB/mem strap- then you DO WANT to get the highest clocking memory you can find.
what's the point of having your quad clocked to 4.4GHz if your memory is set at ~900?
(which you WILL have to step down to if your cpu OC exceeds your 1066MHz memory strap)

Cheers

Edited by SpcCdr - 12/19/09 at 12:26am
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