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Old 04-16-2005, 02:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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actually, the benchmarks show it about on par with OCZ. don't know about G.Skill though, that is some really overclockable RAM
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about the psu. ive ready many reviews and i havent seen any problems with them.

also yes the ram i have is cheapo ram. came with a dell

about my mobo ill be getting a dfi lanparty. http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

about the cpu. i picked out the winchester core because i heard good things about overclocking them. also i picked out the case because of the awsome air flow.

I was already planning on getting some artic silver 5.

about the ram heatsinks, i had been looking at these before. do you think these would do well: http://xoxide.com/ramsink.html

if you know of any better heatsinks please tell me i dont want to be kicking myself later.

btw thanx for all of your guys help so far.
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alluminium is not really great for cooling, try and find some copper ones
although with the RAM you're using, it's not going to make much difference
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To repeat what I said grab some copper ramsinks for your ram.

These would keep your RAM really cool.

http://www.xoxide.com/ramsink1.html
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heatspreaders dont really do much. so you really shouldnt worry about cooling for you ram. as long as you have good airflow for your case then that should be fine. i would suggest an antec PSU, typically a true power and OCZ or G.skill ram pc3200. and w/ that id say you can hit 2.6.
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I would also agree with around about 2.6ghz with good ram.


For the heatspreaders, I think they are more for looks than usefulness.
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exactly, unless your running a system that has an FX-55 oc'd to 3.9 and have watercooled heat spreaders on there lol.
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you'll need good ram

that is at least $160 if you want an ok overclock (corsair xms?)

at least $220 if you want a decent overclock (anything labeled "samsung tccd" on newegg)

and pc2100 is ram from what, 2 years ago? they're outdated already and are very slow and if OC them they probably won't even be as fast as my cheap value ram
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You two are talking about heat spreaders. I was talking specifically about ramsinks. Those are not the same as heatspreaders. Copper ramsinks actually help a lot with cooling, so realize I'm talking about those and not regular heat spreaders.
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well even if you put tweak monster heatsinks on it it wont make much of a diff unless your pushing the crap out of the ram.
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