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[HOT] 2x 1GB Buffalo Firestix DDR2-800 for $169.99

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    I wonder how high they'll clock?
     
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    I have seen people getting to DDR2-1000 at 5-5-5-15 timings (I think the highest for 4-4-4-12 timings it was DDR2-900).
    However, they do not go higher bc they need a fan to cool the RAM off. (They are afraid since the voltage is at 2.2-2.3V)

    I am going to get the OCZ XTC Memory cooler so I can maybe go higher.
    That damn memory cooler is hard to find I must say.

    Hey it might not be as good as the Crucial D9s, but it is $100 less than them.
     
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    Well, I have a Corsair Dominator Fan I could throw on them. Still though the OCZ DDR2-1100 (2x1gb) for 229 that I saw on Newegg is what really is tempting me right now.
     
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    It prob. is pretty much the same thing (for an extra 60-70 dollars more AR).
     
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    The thing is that I am guaranteed those 1100 clocks. On some of the reviews, peeps have gotten 1200+. Decisions, Decisions.:laugh: OCZ DDR2-1100

    Still those Firestix are very tempting!!!!! Good Find!! :toast:
     
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    This might help you.
    If you look at the OCZ it will run 5-6-6-15 at 1100.

    Please note that I have not seen anyone relax timings to 5-6-6-15 on the Buffalo.
    Also, note that the OCZ gets to 1100 at 2.2-2.4V.

    The Buffalo is able to run 3-3-3-9 (some only 3-4-4-10) at 800 at 1.9V.
    At 2.2V I have seen 1000 at 5-5-5-15 timings.
    It looks like if you relax the timings on the Buffalo and up the voltage you can hit 1100-1200.
    I have not seen anyone try this yet though.

    Plus you will barely see the difference between 1000 and 1100.
    So is the $50 difference worth it.
    To me it doesnt seem so.

    Either way though they are both good RAM.
     
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    Well lemme know how good they are, you may have swayed me! :toast:
     
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    Haha.
    I just dont want you to waste extra money for no performance gain.

    I still have to wait for my mobo combo (x2 3600+ and Biostar TF550 to come in) and I still need to get a CPU cooler (was looking at the Ninja or Evo 120, but I am still deciding as they maybe too big for my case and liking.....maybe I will get the smaller Kantana...is that a good idea :))
     
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    Yeah good thinking! :toast: I could put the extra $100-$120 (buying 4gb) towards my vid card. :toast: I just hope they are still there next week when I order. :eek:

    Have you check the manufacturers website for dimensions and specs?
     

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