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Old 01-11-2008, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys... i just got this in my email from newegg. Is this a pretty good deal? I guess what i really want to know is how good is it for overclocking?

Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you want a 4gb kit, get these instead. Same company, few bucks more, better timings.
Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

edit, just noticed they have a rebate now, i almost picked em up last week without the rebate. Anyone interested in some tracers so i can buy a 2x2 kit of reaper
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Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

$40 for 2 x 1 GB, and timings of 4-4-4-12... would the 4-4-4-15 OCZ be better at 2 x 2GB than the tracers 4 x 1GB? Do you're timings get worse from having 4 sticks versus 2? or is it just better having 2 sticks instead of 4, so you can eventually go up to 4 x 2GB = 8GB...


The reviews for the reaper say this

----- i bought this ram for overclocking in mind, but i found it wont oc very well, even with voltage increse, and loosened timings, but i still have my q6600 @ 3.6 24-7, and 4+ for benchmarking.


----- Need to back down to 5-5-5-15 if you want it to run faster.
Other Thoughts: Might not fit in your rig if you have one of those massive CPU coolers. My Tuniq 120 hangs over the 4th mem slot and this won't fit under it.
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The main reason to go 2x2 is if you have a crappy board like i do that likes to burn up memory controllers when using 4 sticks of memory.
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poor veedub

and if i had a 2gb set of tracers i would pick yours up, but i have some corsair so. sawwy
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I have a set of corsair 4-4-4-15 xms2 i need to unload if yer interested. 2x1.
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wow those reapers are a great price.... highly considering them! i want them just for the sexy heatsinks.. though they seem identicle to my titaniums...

well the 2x1gb kit at least
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I have those just in 2x1GB , and they are great !
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