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I was wondering there are two different sticks of ram i'm looking at both for the same price, difference is that one is PC3200 and the other is PC4000, now the PC3200 is OCZ Plantinum Edtion Rev.2 with CAS2-2-2-5 timings. and the PC4000 is Crucial Ballistix i think it's CAS2.5-3-3-6. I know the PC4000 will help me run higher overclock's in terms of the FSB, though i also know that the OCZ can handle pretty impressive overclocks with very nice timings. I was wondering anyone can u shed some light on which you find would offer me better chance at getting some sweet timings and high FSB's i have a lan party so i can probably push some high FSB, and i will be getting the cooling aspect of it all worked out soon.
 

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The timings on the OCZ are amazing, but so are the Crucial's timings, I got 2.5,3,3,7 on my stock PC2700 Crucial, so going for the Crucials would be better.
 

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Originally Posted by blob

The timings on the OCZ are amazing, but so are the Crucial's timings, I got 2.5,3,3,7 on my stock PC2700 Crucial, so going for the Crucials would be better.

Get the PC4000 Crucials to get more OCing legroom.
 

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Get the PC4000 Crucials to get more OCing legroom.

ya i think i'll do that, cause i'll probably be able to get some nice timings out of the crucials anyways if i don't go for a 250 FSB which will push me to 2.5ghz, i might do that or i might try to see if the ram can handle something over 250fsb maybe 300 or something like that.
 

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The Ballistix DDR3200 can also hit 596Mhz in a a64 system, yes I said DDR3200 and you said 4000. The DDR3200 Balistix and the OCZ plat rev 2 both can run near 600Mhz!
A lil info at >>>
http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2226
Well worth the read.
The higher rated memory allows you the ability ot OC without having to "find" the settings to OC the lower posted rating of memory. I can run the Ballistix DDR3200 436Mhz at the default voltage and CAS 2.2.2.2T1. <<SocketA 2600m
The below were copy/paste from the a62 link
The 3200 Ballistix CPU @9x267 = 533 DDR2.5-3-3-10
2.75V 1T

The 3200 Ballistix CPU @10x240 = 480 DDR2.5-2-2-10
2.7V 1T
I'm not telling you to buy the Ballistix DDR3200, just making a point that the "Rated speed" is confusing and difficult to understand. So I think if you don't like playing with RAM timings and voltages the Ballistix 4000 is still Ballistx and very good stuff which you seem to want.
WTG, get the good stuff what eve you chose and your choices are that and you wont be wishing later you did!!!
 
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