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post #1 of 10
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OK, this Corsair XMS suXors

I can only get it stable @ about 220 Mhz at 2:1 1100Mhz HTT

Question is, what to get next?

I will probably up the CPU within the next 6 months but now I need to OC this Venice Core a little better than 2.4

OCZ Performance 2 x 1 Gig
or
OCZ Gold GX 2 x 1 Gig
or
Mushkin eXtreme Performance 2 x 1 Gig
or
G.Skill extreme series 2 x 1Gig
or

Go with 512 modules vs. 1 gig modules

decisions, decisions, decisions
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post #2 of 10
Keep with the 1 gig modules, that way you can keep the 1T command rate, which is just as important as good timings. And this is a big one, with 1 gig modules less headache, and room for expansion. Some setups dont like running with 4 ram slots filled.
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post #3 of 10
go with the 2x1gig, and get either the gskill or the ocz gold... your choice really... both are awesome for OCing... my preference is OCZ... but either or is awesome!
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post #4 of 10
I would take the OCZ plat. over the gold, becase I know that Abit board won't give you the volts for the BH5 of the gold to run at a decent clock. Instead take the Samsung TCCD chips for decent timings and low volts.

EDIT: Dont get the OCZ Preformance series, it's basically value ram with heatspreaders. I had some and I did not like it 1 bit, wouldn't OC much past its rated timings (I had 2x512 PC-4200). Get the Plat. you will be much happier with that.

Also, Stay away from the Mushkin BH5, same problem as above, not enough volts. Though that G.Skill might be a good choice. There has been mixed results with that stuff though.
    
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post #5 of 10
that ocz gold isnt bh5

but I would stick with the g.skill... its proven itself as a major contender
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post #6 of 10
I would recommend this set, I've been doing alot of research and from the results i've seen others have they might be my next pair.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231032
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Marshall82
I would recommend this set, I've been doing alot of research and from the results i've seen others have they might be my next pair.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231032
It's ordered!

Thanks and Reps for you

Can't go with the BH5 cuz my mobo can't provide over 2.8v -unmodded-

This looks like an excellent kit, can't wait to get my grubbys on it.
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post #8 of 10
Go with the G Skills. Better Oc'er's --->Samsung TCCD, even if it's not the best batch they can do 280Mhz at 2.8V
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post #9 of 10
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I have the G.Skill Sticks in my hot little hands.

Can't wait to get home t'night and check 'em out!
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post #10 of 10
They are nice.. you won't be dissapointed. I have one of those right now and will be ordering another in a few days. Good timings!
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