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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by techbuzz, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. techbuzz

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    What do you guys think?

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz
    MOBO: ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
    RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    PSU: Thermaltake W0116RU Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version 750W Power Supply
    Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Video: I have an X1950pro 256MB already

    Total: 757.97 (before tax and shipping)

    This will be my overclocking machine. Any suggestions. I heard you can get the E4300 running to atleast 3.1.
     
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    Are you on a budget at all? if so get value ram that way you can get 3GB of ram! but it may restrict your OC a bit
     
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    Since this is going to be my "overclocking machine" I don't want to restrict my OC by using valueram. Will the RAM that I selected give me any problems with overclocking? I don't think it will, but I want to double check on that.
     
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    Corsair RAM has being using Epilida chips lately.
    Instead I suggest getting either Firestix or G Skills high end one (black heatsinks) of DDR2 800 RAM. A 2GB set will run you about $160-180 at newegg.

    I also, found the Buffalo Firestix (which are confirmed Micron D9s by Buffalo) for $120 + shipping here ( http://buffalotech.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php?vcode=PGBFT&partnum=FSX800D2CK2G ). However, it is hard to get to the site since this is such a hot deal.
    If it stays at this price for a little bit longer I am going to get another 2GB set to make it 4GB :)

    Also, last I heard, that mobo didnt have too much support.
    If you want to go SLI (which I dont see the point for anymore) then get one that supports 2 16x lanes since the new 8800 series does not work in SLI without one.
    I would suggest going to a mobo with one PCI-Express slot and spend the money elsewhere (maybe save up for a new GPU)
     
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    http://www.ncix.com/products/index....A&phpuuid=141B6A9A-160A-D596-3B2914055375C9AA
    I heard theses OC real nice and they dont need much juice to get thier. I forget what kind of chips they use but G-skills done a great job with this ram... you can keep the stock timings up to 900-950mhz with stock voltage.. only thing is if you up the volts this ram gets fairly hot.. stock volt is 2.1 they hit like 1300mhz with 2.45 volts according some review I googled. The firesticks is prob your best bet but theses gkills with this tight timing is cheap for how good it is, price is in Canadian currency.

    They firesticks could prob get as tight of timings with some volts.

    heres the ones bruins pointed out to you, I haven't checked em out because I was drawn to the 4-4-3-5 ones.
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=20882&vpn=F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ&manufacture=G.SKILL

    Gotta crash lol not used to working havent done it in.. haha 1.4 years lol gotta love the easy life :p
     
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    The ones with the 3-3-4-5 timings use Epilida chips (which arent as good OCers as Micron D9s obviously).

    When picking RAM note the following:
    1. Intel Systems will do better with higher freq. RAM than tighter timings on RAM
    2. AMD Systems will do better with tighter timings on RAM than with higher frequencies

    That is why I suggest since your going Intel to get some Micron D9 RAM and OC the hell out of them.
    You can get those G Skills listed above (the black ones) for $175 with NO REBATE ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231065 ) or you can get Crucial Ballistix DDR2-1000 RAM for $185 AR ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146563 )
    I would list the Firestix as well, but they are out of stock and cost $160 at newegg.

    Both use Micron D9s and would be better for Intel systems.
    However, please note that these sticks can also do 3-3-3-9 timings as well.
    So they are very good for AMD systems as well.
     
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    I have just received an almost identical rig that I ordered, same CPU, same Mobo but I got the crucial ballistics CL3 DDR2 ram they have the best Micron IC's with tight timings, they are actually DDR667 @ 3-3-3-8 (actually rated as 10 but will do 8) but will do 800Mhz @ 4-3-3-10 and around 1080Mhz @ 5-4-5-12 (sometimes 15 dependant on voltage).

    Having said all that, there are a few out there that are as good but in the UK these are very good value.

    Take a look here, you want memory that come with the Micron D9DQT or D9GMH IC's which are supposidly the best, I think the ones already suggested have them also but check here:

    http://ramlist.ath.cx/ddr2/

    Sorry, just seen Bruins post above....Bump!
     
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    nice ramlist there nice to know what chips you're using.
     
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