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I have 1GB (2x512) of Mushkin XPC3200 that I can run at 2-2-2-5 with no problems. I want to get another 1GB, and I know people talk a lot about G.skill and Corsair for OC'ing quality. I would like to stick to the same brand, so I am not sure if the Mushkin will cut it in the long run. Think I should sell off what I have and get 2GB of something else? Or stick with the Mushkin and just get another 2x512Mb sticks? Thanks!
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2x1g modules will allow you beter OCing and with as good or of course better timings, better overall performance!
    
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maybe if you keep the 230x11 then you may be able to get away with 4x512 2T
at 230 mhz and maybe at the 2-2-2-5 timings , which would be pretty good but then again you may be able to go higher with 2x1gb and get more outof your system, and 2x1gb is as cheap as 2x512 and is more future proof

this is the ram i have ( the first review is mind) its not bad for the price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231020
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021 this is suppoese to be really good , check out the reviews on dfi street and other forums and for the price its not bad

however any uccc (2x1gb) will do good with our boards since it only needs max of 2.8vdimm (like the tccd) and relatively good timings for such large modules, ocz also makes a good one (well samsung makes them a good one like everyone else) but i dont remember which one they ar ebut they are alot more expensive

just my 2 cence
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Thanks for the tips both of you, I will look into it. My OC'ing kinda stalled at 230x11 (1:1) and I need to play with it a little more to see what is holding me back and causing instability with anything higher. It runs at stock speeds with memory timings at 2-2-2-5, but if I do anything higher I need to raise it back to the stock timings of 2.5-3-3-6. Perhaps I need to start throwing in a ratio and slowing the memory down. Also, I think my heatsink needs a bit of a reseat. Running the Prime95 background program (non-stress) gets it up to 44 degress celcius at stock speed - which seems way too high.
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get some after market cooling for that thing because even though the stock heat sinc has heat pipes its still rated for the standard heat removal
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Yeah I have the Zalman CNPS7700-CU with AS5 for it. Looks like I probably should've gone with the Thermalright XP-120, but the main issue may be that I didn't seat it quite right, or goop on a very good layer of the AS5. I will probably tear it down tonight or tomorrow and see whats what
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dont put to much as5 on there that seems to be opne of the biggest mistake people make
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post #8 of 8
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Well I pulled off the fan heatsink assembly and there was quite a lot of extra AS5 in mounds around the sides. So.. yep.. way to much the first time as you said

I reseated everything and only put on a small drop of AS5 that i worked around slowly until it completely coated the CPU. Temps do already seem a bit lower. Lets see what happens!

Thanks for your help Madmax!
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