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OK, time to make a decision! I'll be runnning a 3200+ or 3500+, an nf4 SLI board (probably a DFI nf4 when it comes out), watercooled, good psu, etc.
Now, I want my RAM to have GOD-like powers! So I kinda narrowed it down to a few from OCZ & Geil. They're all 1Gb dual channel (512mbx2). I need you guys to help me decide. What's the highest you can get for AMD? The highest I've seen for each brand was PC4400 (550MHz).

OCZ
-EL Gold edition PC4400 2.5-4-4-8 $318
-EL Platinum PC4200 2.5-3-3-8 $346.50
-Performance Series PC4400 3-4-4-8 $256

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Ultra X Series PC4400 2.5-7-4-4 $299.99
-Ultra Series PC4400 3-8-4-4 $255.50

Assuming money no problem, what's the best? I'm looking for high speed, stable RAM. Btw, can all the above work with AMD's?

Also, once I've made up my mind and made the purchase I'll immediately put my current RAM up for sale. It's Patriot (PDP) 1Gb dual channel (512mbx2) PC3200 (400MHz). I bought it fairly recently, I haven't even received the rebate yet, that's how new it is. Anyway, thanks in advance to anyone who gives feedback. Feel free to leave suggestions.
 

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Well the highest AMD works at is 200mhz stock which is PC3200. Anything over that is just headroom for overclocking. You can buy as high as you want, it will work because u can dial in you ram frequency in the bios.

Anyways, I would go for the ocz gold PC4400. I have their PC4000 and I've taken it up to DDR580.
 

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You can get Crucial Ballistix DDR3200 direct from them for about $125 for 512megs.. order to and they are automatically matched. Can run @ speeds near 600Mhz too!

Or Corsair DDR3200 XMS Extreem CAS 2-2-2-6-1T for under $200 <<nice price and great timings too!
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...145-450&DEPA=1
BUT why bother... the Patriot should do well!
BTW, that Patriot should be able to do some decent speeds if you adj (loosten) the settings and be able to get DDR4000 type speeds!!!
 

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f u are really going to get your fsb that high, then the ocz platinum 4200
otherwise, what about some ocz platinum VX?? that stuff is the shizzle.

and ps...dont get that gskill....it performance for a budget...but not the greatest
 

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here but its only gounig to be good if u can give it the voltage it wants.
 

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I find the differenc between $200 RAM and $400 RAM isn't very much when your using the computer. Benchmarks wont benefit from it that much either. But if you really want super performanc ethen any of the above would fill your needs
 

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how bout this
tccd with brainpower pcb, very nice ram n alot cheaper then the ocz stuff.
this stuff is rated at 2 2 2 5 @ 200mhz and 2.5 3 3 7 @ 275. only get the LE stuff tho, LA is second best but LE will give the best oc.
 

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i say ocz VX. i hear its great for ocing

yeah but it only comes in pc3200. shouldn't i just get pc4400 or pc4200 rather than OC some pc3200 up to the pc4400 speeds?
 

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and isnt that half the point of ocing? take the cheap stuff and oc it into expensive stuff?

true, which is why i'm not getting an FX, but i do wanna get good RAM.
hey but check this out though. the VX can take up to 3.5v (3.2v stock) and still be under warranty, the gold pc4400 and platinum pc4200 can take 3.0v (2.75v/2.85v stock) and still be under warranty. according to the PDF on the VX, "OCZ VX modules run at run at 2-2-2-10 DDR520 3.3v."
Isn't DDR520 = ~PC4100 speed? And the fact that you still have another .2v to play with means you can still up it to maybe PC4400 speeds right?
 

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Wow, after reading that 4 page review from Xtreme Resources I think I'm gonna go with the VX. From what they did to it w/ a A64 Winchester 3500+ 939 was impressive! They got 570MHz outta that RAM. I'm sold, any objections?

What about that DDR booster? worth it? would i need 2 for each chip of ram?

Also, anyone wanna buy my RAM for $100 shipped? PM me for pics.
 

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Originally Posted by Transonic

OK, time to make a decision! I'll be runnning a 3200+ or 3500+, an nf4 SLI board (probably a DFI nf4 when it comes out), watercooled, good psu, etc.
Now, I want my RAM to have GOD-like powers! So I kinda narrowed it down to a few from OCZ & Geil. They're all 1Gb dual channel (512mbx2). I need you guys to help me decide. What's the highest you can get for AMD? The highest I've seen for each brand was PC4400 (550MHz).

OCZ
-EL Gold edition PC4400 2.5-4-4-8 $318
-EL Platinum PC4200 2.5-3-3-8 $346.50
-Performance Series PC4400 3-4-4-8 $256

Geil
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Ultra X Series PC4400 2.5-7-4-4 $299.99
-Ultra Series PC4400 3-8-4-4 $255.50

Assuming money no problem, what's the best? I'm looking for high speed, stable RAM. Btw, can all the above work with AMD's?

Also, once I've made up my mind and made the purchase I'll immediately put my current RAM up for sale. It's Patriot (PDP) 1Gb dual channel (512mbx2) PC3200 (400MHz). I bought it fairly recently, I haven't even received the rebate yet, that's how new it is. Anyway, thanks in advance to anyone who gives feedback. Feel free to leave suggestions.

get this one -OCz EL Platinum PC4200 2.5-3-3-8 $346.50
it has low latency and OCz brand is a good name for ocing
 

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Wow, after reading that 4 page review from Xtreme Resources I think I'm gonna go with the VX. From what they did to it w/ a A64 Winchester 3500+ 939 was impressive! They got 570MHz outta that RAM. I'm sold, any objections?

What about that DDR booster? worth it? would i need 2 for each chip of ram?

Also, anyone wanna buy my RAM for $100 shipped? PM me for pics.

u only need one booster, no matter how many sticks of ram u use, but becareful to set up the booster right ive heard of people whose boster "drifted" overnight and ended up giving 4+ volts to the ram, and frying the mem controller on the cpu.....just make sure u calibrate it correctly when u install it. and make sure its compatible w/ ur MB. VX is a very good choice from what ive heard, but im sure ull be happy with any of the ram that has been listed. good luck n tell us how it goes when u start pushing that new ram!
 
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