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Ok, so I am putting together a new build and don't know what memory I should choose.

So whats the best one? G. Skilll probably huh?
 

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It depends on how far you'll be overclocking if at all. For entry level OC'ers most pairs of DDR2 800 with a Lifetime Warranty will be fine. But if you are much more serious and like to squeeze everything out of your RAM that you can, you need to start looking at the RAM IC's. Otherwise just get a cheaper 2x2GB kit with a Lifetime Warranty.

Check out G.Skill they seem to fit the bill nicely lately.
 

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Originally Posted by Wookie Man View Post
It depends on how far you'll be overclocking if at all. For entry level OC'ers most pairs of DDR2 800 with a Lifetime Warranty will be fine. But if you are much more serious and like to squeeze everything out of your RAM that you can, you need to start looking at the RAM IC's. Otherwise just get a cheaper 2x2GB kit with a Lifetime Warranty.

Check out G.Skill they seem to fit the bill nicely lately.
Well I certainly am not entry level.

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If IC is same then they should have similar performance so it is hard to tell which one is the best. Some come with nice heatspreader and warranty. Personally, I go with GSKill. May take a look at PK 1006 or PI 1000. Not bad at all at that price.
I bought the PK's

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If you but GSkill (and it is good stuff), get the speed you need. They bin very tightly and frequently don't OC much past spec. Most of the 1066 2x2GB kits use Powerchip ICs, the cheapest of which are Reapers right now.
Couldn't really understand this
 

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Well I certainly am not entry level.

Couldn't really understand this

He's saying if you go that route, get RAM that is rated by the manufacturer to run at the highest speed you would want to run at, to include if you wanted OC headroom.

So, if your build calls for DDR2 800, but you will be doing some OC'ing, grab DDR2 1066 or higher just so you don't have to worry about it being up to the task.
 
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