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Would it be better to save a little money, buy DDR2 667 and hope it OCs to DDR2 800, or to just get RAM that's stock DDR2 800 and hope it OCs further?<br />
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Planning a Core 2 Duo build some time next year.<br />
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My current ideas are an E6400 and a Gigabyte DS3, if that effects anything <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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DDR2 800 will probably make you happier longer, just MO
 

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budget?
 

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I have a conroe x6800, and I use ddr2 800 corsair xms2, and it overclocks nicely.
 

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This RAM, <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820148017" target="_blank">Crucial Technology 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) TY2KIT12864AA663</a>, is rated for DDR2 667 speeds but it can surpass DDR2 800 speeds with relatively tight timings (4-4-4-12) since it has Micron D9 ICs. <br />
I wish I would have looked into them before jumping the gun on the much more expensive G.Skill HZ.<br />
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This stuff supposedly overclocks very well <br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820148017" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148017</a><br />
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Ok, ckp64 got me <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Ha, that's actually the 667 RAM I was considering, so I guess you guys answered my question exactly.<br />
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And just for the record, my budget is $250 for RAM on this build.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Ha, that's actually the 667 RAM I was considering, so I guess you guys answered my question exactly.<br />
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And just for the record, my budget is $250 for RAM on this build.</div>

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Only issue with those is the mixed reviews.
 

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<a href="http://www.tankguys.biz/ddr2-3338-p-1690.html?osCsid=9977741792249a206bce3192f1dc0089" target="_blank">These</a> ones can get to DDR2-1000 without too much trouble.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Only issue with those is the mixed reviews.</div>

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</div>More expensive, but better. and don't forget, noobs post half of bad reviews (if there are very few, but i see how many the white ones have. that's not just noobs.)
 

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Can the Crucial's get 2.25v 1000MHz 4-4-4-4?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Can the Crucial's get 2.25v 1000MHz 4-4-4-4?</div>
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It would not be out of the ordinary
 

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hrm ima have to try that tight of timings :O<br />
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i was going to recomend ddr2-800 super talent 4-4-3-8 ram <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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mine can do 1125mhz at 2.25v and 5-5-5-10 but not sure about 1k at 4-4-4-4 <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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what ram can do that :O ?<br />
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but back on topic. my ram cost me about 300$ so im sure next year sometime either the prices will rise or fall. hopefuly fall... my ram has suited me well. i think it would do just as good for u <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 
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