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post #11 of 23
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i havent gotten it just yet lol. thats why im asking if i should take the cpu back and get the ram or get both. and both cpus are c2 my 550 unlocks to 3 cores idk how this 555 handles i havent tried to unlock it yet.
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I would definitely take the CPU back if it really is only C2. You wouldn't be gaining anything unless it unlocks to a quad, but it also still just a C2. I'm a bit surprised that those C2 CPUs are still floating around.

Was the bad Corsair ram the ones with the huge aluminum heatsinks? I just replaced some like that and they were crap. Never ran at rated timings and had issues. Didn't make me much of a fan of Corsair ram. The new Crucial ram is blowing it away. And the heatsinks on the old Corsair were so tall that I had to mount the CPU cooler backwards. Now that problem is solved. I'm sure that some people have gotten good results with Corsair ram but not me.
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i was mistaken the 555 is c3 and i just tested it and so far its unlocked to a quad stable. im running small ftts on p95 as we speak. my ram was the corsair xms3 1600mhz cl9 1.65V it was the low profile black ones with the silver trim on them.

also while im thinking about it. my ram ,may have been going bad and i just didnt notice it and assumed it was a bad overclock. it would bsod all the time past 3.9ghz unless i cranked a crap load of voltage into the cpu and droped it down to 800mhz cl8 but it would work fine at 1333 cl7 any were up to 3.875ghz.
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also while im thinking about it how does patriot ram rank? i found some patriot 2x4gb 1600mhz cl8 ram for 60 bucks plus tax
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Yes, different ram than mine for sure. Well a C3 quad is a bonus! You might want to hold onto that and see if you can get some cheaper ram. The G.Skill ECOs are also a good buy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231320

I guess that it depends on your cash flow situation in the end but there are just a lot of good deals on ram right now. Spending $100 on ram seems a bit high.

A lot of people do like the Patriot ram. May be worth a try at that price.
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i bought a phenom II x2 555 BE and ive already found the ram its corsair xms3 1600mhx cl 7-8-7-20 2x2gb at frys for 100 bucks. i wana keep the cpu but im kinda in a crunch for money at the moment with my daughters birthday coming up.
Is this the stuff you are looking at at Fry's? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145285

If so, overpriced. Better off with ordering online - I have been very lucky with the egg lately - 1-2 days shipping max on all items except 1 (3 days).

You would be much better off with these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollHelpful1 $35 after $15 mir!!!!!!

People are getting great results with them: "Currently running at 1600 and 7-8/9-7-27-36, 1T at 1.65V" from the reviews on newegg.

If you need them now, frys has them: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollHelpful1 $10 more on the buyin, but a $25 mir, so same price AR
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well looking at frys and microcenter ive found some decent looking stuff from patriot and corsair but the patriot is cheaper and ive used them before a few years ago but not for over clocking my main question is is there ram good?

and as for now its only a temporary solution hence my only buying 4gb because here within the next 6 months im going to buy a new mobo and expand my wc loop.

so cheap and decent is my main goal. shoot me out some good brands and i can look them up i live literally up the street from frys and 10min away from microcenter
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If that is the case, I would still go with the hyper-x blu. Kingston makes good ram. good performance and good ocability. Not to mention it is stupid cheap.
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Is this the stuff you are looking at at Fry's? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145285

If so, overpriced. Better off with ordering online - I have been very lucky with the egg lately - 1-2 days shipping max on all items except 1 (3 days).

You would be much better off with these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollHelpful1 $35 after $15 mir!!!!!!

People are getting great results with them: "Currently running at 1600 and 7-8/9-7-27-36, 1T at 1.65V" from the reviews on newegg.

If you need them now, frys has them: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollHelpful1 $10 more on the buyin, but a $25 mir, so same price AR
ive heard that kingston is crap. im willing to give it a try if the price is fairly cheap.
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I would give that Patriot ram a try if it is 1600 CL8 stuff. I haven't really heard anything negative about them.

Is it this stuff?

Patriot Viper Xtreme 4GB

Your best deals will be found online but if you can't go that route (or don't want to) I would find the best CL8 stuff that you can find at a good price.

I really like the Crucial ram that I recently bought. Does 8-8-8-24 right out of the box. A huge improvement over the crappy Corsair CL9 stuff that I had to run at 9-9-9-27. You just have to watch out for the stuff that is binned by whether the timings can go better with more voltage. For example, I saw a Wintec kit rated at 8-8-8-24 at 1.9 volts. If it takes 1.9 volts to do CL8 then it probably isn't worth it.
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Phenom II X4 B45 @ 3.37 Biostar TA790GXB3 4G Crucial Ballistix Tracer @1500 CL8 Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit 
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Samsung SyncMaster 2233 Ultra LSP750 Nexus Clodius 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardRAMOS
Phenom II X4 B45 @ 3.37 Biostar TA790GXB3 4G Crucial Ballistix Tracer @1500 CL8 Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2233 Ultra LSP750 Nexus Clodius 
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