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Was thinking of buyin new ram to replace my kingston.. Cuz it think i can only take my comp so far with this ram.
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If you can afford, Of course you should. lol. If its going to get you that little bit more of an overclock of course. After all, your RAM is one of the core components of your system
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post #3 of 9
For real overclocking purposes you don't really want a single gig stick of ram, especially if this is for overclocking to get better bench scores. 512 mb sticks OC much better generally, although there is some gig sticks out there available that will do more than 280mhz, Inspire has just bought some but is yet to give it a run I think.
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ya i acutaly have 2 sticks of 512 but what brand would you guys recomend, nothing too pricey
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Gskill,mushkin,geil, and OCZ... gskill has some awesome 2gb kits of pc4000 that does easilt over 275mhz.
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
Gskill,mushkin,geil, and OCZ... gskill has some awesome 2gb kits of pc4000 that does easilt over 275mhz.
thanks, got a website ?
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Originally Posted by es-squared
thanks, got a website ?
lol ya, newegg has all the ram i mentioned above, and here is the gskill i mentioned.It periodically goes on sale so maybe wait a few weeks for it to go on sale for around $150ish...
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post #8 of 9
The main thing to remember is to get a dual channel kit. Depending on you price range and how much you plan on overclocking, you have several options. If you aren't overclocking a whole lot, you can get a 2Gb kit for just under $200.

Sweet DDR500 2Gb kit under $200:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021

Good DDR400 2Gb kit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231047

If your looking for pure speed, go for some TCCD 1Gb kits. I know this is a link to a DFI site, but its got some good info on RAM chips and expected overclock results:
http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24719
starts about 1/3 of the way down.

Hope this helps
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post #9 of 9
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werd ! thanks guys. i uped the volts on my kingston and its letting me clock higher, so ima see how far i can take this beast before i purcahse, but thanks for the info and links
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