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Suggestions for good RAM for Crossfire system setup

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Trung, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Trung New Member

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    I'm building a new rig but not sure which memory will run good with my crossfire setup of my GPUs.

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    Intel E6600 2.4ghz
    Asus P5W DH Deluxe
    Antec Trupower Quattro 850 watt
    2x Asus Hd 2900XT 512mb
    2x 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 16mb

    I was thinking of getting the OCZ ati crossfire edition 2x1024 kit but not many stores have it in stock...hence this thread, can anyone suggest any other possible memory that will go good with this system setup??
     
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    Crossfire doesn't require any special memory, Crossfire/SLI ready memory is just marketing, it has no meaning.
     
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    I second what Dan says. All you do is pay more for the name.

    Questions: Do you plan to overclock? Where are you from?
     
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    Yeah i plan to oc...Sydney, Australia.....I was looking at the corsair xms2 pro 2x1024 kit 6400 4-4-4-12 timings but i think they are discontinued, so not too sure which one to get now.
     
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    Ah, australia, I always have such a hard time trying to find stuff for you guys. lol. You really need a Newegg type store over there.

    For ram, I suggest either Crucial Ballistix or G.Skills with the black heat spreaders. Either of them have Micron D9 chips. You can usually get the Crucials in 667Mhz for a cheaper price, and they still clock well over 1000Mhz in most cases. My 800Mhz Ballistix will do up to 1200Mhz.
     
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    lol, yeah we got 'ninetek' and 'amazon' havent ever bought things from them but i see them quite often.

    Whats the timings on them standard??
     
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    Usually 4-4-4-12, but I run my ballistix at 4-4-3-5 on stock volts.
     
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    Trung, um yeah, liek go to MSY. Pay a bit more for the 320GB dude... its more worth it.
    http://www.msy.com.au/

    Yeah the web page is sorta dodgy but they are REAL cheap. And yeah this week they got new stock.
    http://umart.net/au/
    This place is decent, I would only get stuff like the case, RAM from here.
     
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    Those are pretty low timings....are they stable...do you ever get any hiccups???
     
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    Ooh.... 4-4-4-12 Kit at DDR800?
     
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    Too late lol...i've already bought the 250gb....i was going to buy the 320 but ended up buying 250 lol....oh wells
     
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    Hmm thats pretty cheap actually, i was looking at that website and found the corsair that i was looking at and they still have stock...what do you think corsair xms2 pro 4-4-4-12??
     
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    No, G.Skills all the way. lol. Corsair has stopped using the good chips in many of their lines. They have reduced themselves to an overrated and overpriced brand.
     
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    Missed this one. Perfectly stable, no hiccups. To add to this, @2.4V, I can run 1066Mhz 4-4-4-12, tho I don't recommend running 2.4v 24/7.
     
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    ahaha G.Skill aye....i heard that the two top record for benchmarking in the world were using G.Skill but i'm not really a fan of them...i'll read more reviews and see how we go
     
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    oh ok thats pretty cool...glad you mentioned i was planning to run my rig 24/7 lol.
     
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    You won't be disappointed. They make great memory, for a reasonable price. I had G.Skills before this, and it was very good memory, despite the fact that they were from one of their lower lines. Had Promos chips, and still clocked to 1100Mhz without breaking a sweat.
     
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    enfield...all the way up in the ct hmmmm...if i can be bothered lol i have take a look at the list.
     
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    lol yeah. 2.4v is fun for benching tho. lol
     
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    Enfield. I order from GSP computers though, its in campsie, 34 Hill ST. GSP computers is like a mirror store, so yeah.
     
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    So G.Skill isnt there so many lines of memory from them...which one would be good besides from the timing indications
     
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    Oh cool that heaps better i'll definitely have a look
     
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    The color of the heat spreader gives it away. Black=Micron D9's The part number will also end in HZ on the D9 models.
     

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