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OCZ DDR2 PC2-5400 Platinum Edition - Can I get better?

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I have a P5ND2-Sli Deluxe motherboard

Can I get better RAM than this? Is it really true this is the best performing RAM I could buy?

OCZ DDR2 PC2-5400 / 667MHz / Platinum Edition / Enhanced Bandwidth / Dual Channel

http://www.scorptec.com.au/index.php?prdid=14063

(it's in australian dollars guys..)

If I can get any better product, let me know,. The guy in the shop said that if i was running 800 mhz ram the timings wouldnt be tight and would probably cause performance decrease. Money isnt the issue. I want the best of the best, and I've almost got it (all I really wont have is the intel extreme edition chip, but a 940 3.2 is almost as good, and i aint payin AUD$1,500 for a cpu!!)

--- this from the website ---

OCZ Platinum PC2-5400 marks a milestone in the world of high speed DDR2. These high performance modules offer lower latencies than standard DDR2-667; with speeds up to 667MHz at 4-2-2 timings, PC2-5400 EB delivers incredible performance and stability. OCZ DDR2-667 Platinum is built with the proprietary Enhanced Bandwidth Technology feature to provide intelligent bandwidth management by offering the lowest possible page access times while reducing the strain on the DRAM I/O logic by allowing relaxed CAS latencies that are hidden behind burst outputs of data. The result is unsurpassed effective data bandwidth to allow maximizing system performance without compromising stability.

Each OCZ PC2-5400 EB Dual Channel Kit is hand tested as a matched pair across a wide variety of motherboards. In addition, OCZ DDR2-667 EB offers integrated platinum mirrored copper heatspreaders for efficient heat dissipation, a lifetime warranty, toll-free technical support and the exclusive EVP® (Extended Voltage Protection) coverage.

Manufactured to OCZ's rigid standards for quality and performance, the 667MHz DDR2 Enhanced Bandwidth Platinum Edition is the fastest DDR2 available today!
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I wouldn't bother with the OCZ RAM, the Corsair RAM you currently have is good enough. OCZ better? well depends but in your case it would be a moot point only because you're trying to run it in an nForce 4 board.

EB is for overclocking to the max a system can handle on a 1:1 ratio and unfortunately no nForce 4 board is capable of doing that, if I were you, I wouldn't bother spending more $$$ on RAM but getting a new Motherboard, like a P5WD2-Premium and OC 3.0ghz to at least 3.7ghz. You can do it with that Corsair RAM easily.
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The chip goes to 4.05 no problems, after a while it has heat issues, havent installed watercooling yet.

The RAM I've listed - I purchased, and was faulty - the shop is having difficulty with replacing it, so I've asked for $$ and getting new stuff!

I want two pci-e cards....at full speed, im a gamer...so that's my main importance, FPS
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How long have you had that board? Any troubles with it? Seems like a picky board from what I have read.


OCZ is a well respected company, as for speed, well, yes, the timings on the higher speed DDR2 modules are kinda high at stock, but timings aren't everything, and they can be changed in most cases....


You should have no issues with that RAM, but then, you shouldn't have had any issues with the Corsair RAM either
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I want two pci-e cards....at full speed, im a gamer...so that's my main importance, FPS
Then, with more reason you need a P5WD2-E Premium 975X MoBo. You have an X1900XT and all you'd need after that is an X1900 CrossFire Edition card. As far as having two PCI-Ex16 slots with an nForce 4 SLI board and an ATI card is not going to matter if you have two PCI-Ex16 slots.
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Then, with more reason you need a P5WD2-E Premium 975X MoBo. You have an X1900XT and all you'd need after that is an X1900 CrossFire Edition card. As far as having two PCI-Ex16 slots with an nForce 4 SLI board and an ATI card is not going to matter if you have two PCI-Ex16 slots.
Yeah changing the mobo down the track if I ever want to dual two ATI cards might be the way to go - but your assuming im not waiting for the r71 nvidia cards or whatever to be released, then whacking two of them on. I only got the x1900 xt as a temporary solution until I figured out exactly what I wanted - I dont mind selling the parts off for a small loss, I work in IT so I can get tax benefits too from all this

Ive also heard rumors still that nforce4 chipsets will support crossfire eventually, doesnt seem beneficial for nvidia except they might sell more of their motherboards/chipsets.

You are right - 975x chipset seems better,

anyway back on topic - just want to make sure im not going to buy this and find something better, @ 4-2-2-8 it seems the best latencies i can see,

4-4-4-12, 4-4-4-8, doesnt seem to compare anywhere near the ocz platinum stuff. Thanks..
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