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Seems like I might have been gone for a while, replying to a few posts..
Also, thank you for the answers.

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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
If the energon is reliable (which will depend on the OEM manufacturer, there's a way to find that out) you can use that with the 5850 just fine.
For now, I think I may try thinking about getting that PSU Badwrench may have recommended, I think it quite interests me now, even if there may be a chance that the Energon may be reliable.

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Originally Posted by Badwrench View Post
Since only gaming, not going to see a price/performance increase to make it worth while. Your Hyper-x are good sticks.
Alright, a question about that later on, I think I may have a few questions regarding RAM


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Originally Posted by Bobicon View Post
If your buying a 550 expecting it to unlock for a cheep quad core you shouldn't get your hopes up and just buy a quad core instead because if it doesn't work trust me you won't be happy.
A bit too late, actually, I believe I've unlocked it to a quad-core successfully and it seems to run rather stable, I can't say a processor would be enough to make me "happy", but I can say that in terms of processor performance, I may be satisfied, although thank you for the warning regardless.

As for the question about the RAM, as I may have stated earlier above, I think I'm going to post it in this thread, if anyone may see anything they may consider wrong with that, please do tell me.

I believe I'm trying to research, or learn, a bit about RAM and Voltage, aswell as MHz, and I think I'd like a few questions answered, I believe I'll just directly list them here.
Also, if they may be bit of some "newbie" questions, please excuse me, I'm afraid I seem to be a bit new at this.

- Can too high amounts of voltage fry my Motherboard, or may it simply fry the RAM if something goes wrong?
I think I'd be able to replace the RAM easily enough, but as for the Motherboard, I doubt I'd want that, or any other system components frying on me.
-MHz, let's say there's one 1333MHz DDR3 stick, and a 1600MHz DDR3 stick, would the 1600MHz outperform the 1333MHz stick, simply giving general performance? I recall hearing it may scale well with overclocking, but would there be anything in terms of performance, such as in games?

Generally, I don't think I'm going to mess around with the voltage, I believe I've tried to google it, and I think I may have a rough idea, but yet again I think I'd like a direct answer thrown into my face.

Some of my software (Speccy) seems to be reporting that my RAM's running at 669 MHz, and at 1.500 Voltage, while the websites seem to state that it could do well with 1.65V, would messing with this be a good idea?
My system doesn't necessarily seem to be unstable, so I might leave it alone, but I think I'd like some opinions on how increasing the voltage could help me?
I don't think I'm going to overclock, not until I may be certain that I may have some spare parts in case something goes wrong, I feel a bit nervous on this topic.

Thank you in advance.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 550 X2 @3.1GHz (unlocked to X4) Asus M4A77TD PRO Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB 4x2GB Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
750 GB Samsung 7200rpm 32 SATA2 48x16x Lite-On DVD Black PATA Windows Ultimate 64bit Samsung SyncMaster BX2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 NZXT HALE90 750w Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Razer DeathAdder 
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Steelseries Starcraft II Mousepad 
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