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post #1 of 11
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Could this reach 250+ FSB?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16820227051R
Possibly? Because it looks promising...
Or would I be better off with this Crucial:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16820146547R
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post #2 of 11
they use winbound UTT IC's I think they shoud.... although I'm not an expert on those IC's

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=235&num=2
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From what I hear the Gold VX's need quite a bit of power to get them to OC well, about 3.0V-3.2V possible higher.

If you dont need over 1G Bthen get the G.Skill BH-5's 2-2-2-5 @ 260+ MHz btu you're going to need a DFI board and solid PSU
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post #4 of 11
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I need headroom, like up to 290FSB, if at all possible. The most I can spend on 1 512MB stick is $65, or 1GB (1x1GB or 2/512MB) for up to $130.
The CPU needs to reach 290FSB, and I want to have enough headroom for a 1:1 ratio, if I can.
EDIT
the ballistix go higher than the GX: http://www.pcstats.com/artvnl.cfm?articleID=1859
They got 273 at 3-4-4-8 and 2.8v. Do you think I can get 290 at 4-5-5-12 and 3.1v?
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by klewiss
I need headroom, like up to 290FSB, if at all possible. The most I can spend on 1 512MB stick is $65, or 1GB (1x1GB or 2/512MB) for up to $130.
The CPU needs to reach 290FSB, and I want to have enough headroom for a 1:1 ratio, if I can.
EDIT
the ballistix go higher than the GX: http://www.pcstats.com/artvnl.cfm?articleID=1859
They got 273 at 3-4-4-8 and 2.8v. Do you think I can get 290 at 4-5-5-12 and 3.1v?
K, so whoever "overclocked" the Ballistix in that review either had a bad pair or dosen't know what the hell they are doing. You can get 290 at 2.85V and 3-3-3-7
post #6 of 11
if you're looking for RAM that will do 290Mhz you really need to look at RAM that uses Samsung TCCD. it will do 300Mhz at 2.5-4-4-8 with about 2.8v.

my OCZ platinum rev. 2 tccd will do DDR640 at 2.5-4-4-8 and DDR580 at 2.5-3-3-7

the problem is that most TCCD starts about $150 for 2x512... so you should save up another $20.
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post #7 of 11
http://www.overclock.net/amd-memory/...cial+ballistix
Muffin has his Ballistix at 292Mhz, so I would go with the Ballistix if you want 1:1.
 
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post #8 of 11
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So, I'm thinking Ballistix now. Maybe I can go higher than muffin, If I get lucky! (REALLY lucky)
Now I need to decide between that 3000+ DTR and 3400+ DTR
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Just avoid CAS4, you'd be better with tighter timings and a divider!
    
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I know, but it would be a better (more stable) OC with a 1:1, right?
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