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i7 RAM performance / price / 3DMark 06

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  1. n-ster

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    Well, I am looking for an affordable 6gb kit of DDR3 RAM... Price range? ~120$ max

    Now first my question is, how much does RAM (speed and timings) affect a 3D mark 06 score?

    Next is that this RAM will be OCed... so considering that, what is the best option? Also, are MIRs trustable?

    I know for sure that the Crucials and SuperTalents are great OCers, so I'll include thoses first:

    Crucials

    SuperTalents

    others that I found interesting were:

    These OCZs

    These other OCZs

    These OCZ Reapers

    These OCZ Flex

    And possibly these other OCZ Reapers

    Indeed... all OCZs xD but they seem good price/performance after MIRs... I know they aren't the favorite company for many, but all prejudices aside please :D
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    Crucials are guaranteed Micron chips. I like mine :D
    Prices aren't bad either and ordering from Crucial directly is easy as pie.

    Personally I wouldn't get OCZ's after their problems with badly programmes SPD's in their DDR2 series. Especially since that isn't their first problem with badly finished products (Core SSD's, NIA).
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    I'm running them at their stock values 1600-8-8-8-21-1T which is getting pretty good ram speed as it is. I just bought them for what they had to offer from the start. I did try to OC them a bit, but they seemed unstable, so I leave at stock value.
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    Ah, then I do not want them xD I want some that can get me the best 3D Mark 06 score without spending too much

    I am leaning towards this and the Crucials and the SuperTalent or these or These
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    Those that you refer to, if I'm not mistaken, are adapted for liquid cooling.
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    Yea... How do you WC your RAM lol o_O I'll ask Assassin if he wants to WC the RAM, but I doubt it
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    Filling all slots make OCing hard... use only 3x1gb when you'll OC... and don't forget that VRam has to be at most .5V difference with Vcore...

    Tell me how they OC when you get the rig together and we'll see if it is worth upgrading RAM or not....

    Get the Heatkiller LT !!!!
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    im trying to find some guides on ocing i7
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    ask in i7 thread
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    the problem is that every chip is different so no one can give a correct answer to my chip just
    little tips

    ill give my source a call and see if he can help me out
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    They can give you a lot of help... Just tell them what you did and they will tell you what they would try to do to get it better

    I can help a bit too...
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    +1 :rockout:
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    The crucials are your best bet for the price. I'd include Super Talent in the mix, but the CL7 Micron sticks that I had are no longer available. You'd end up with non-hyper IC's, which are good, but not quite as good as the Crucials. Right now, I'm running the 1866 Reapers in my main rig, which will clock 2000mhz, on 1.65v with very loose timings.
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    I see... but wouldn't this one or This one be better?

    But I was leaning for the Crucials anyways :p but I heard there are no longer D9JNL chips for sure???

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