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Old 09-21-2008, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Buying 800 ram and O/C or 1066

Just wondering, if I were to buy 800 ram, could I overclock it easily to 1066? Would it ever overclock to 1200? I could save like 50-60 bucks buying the 800. And im getting a 2x2gb kit. Would the 1066 be a better choice and overclock to 1200? Im getting a p45 board also

800: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

1066: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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If you look at the specs, the 800 Kit is pretty crapily spec'ed as its 5-5-5-15, when the other is DDR2 1066 and has the same specs but that is fine at that high of the clock speed... I'd say get the second kit because the first one is pretty bad
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+1. The first kit's timings aren't good for DDR2 800.
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If i were to get 800 ram, i need 4-4-4-12 right? And thats the fastest timing for 800 ram possible (or reasonable), correct?

Edit: and how is 5-5-5-18? Is that decent speeds for 1066?

Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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No its not the fastest, there are 3-3-3-6 kits that are DDR2 800
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Default Overclocking e8400.. p45 or 750i?

So here's all the stuff ive bought.

Stuff marked with *** ive already bought and had shipped. (all off newegg)

***Case: Antec 900
***O/S: Vista Home Premium 64-bit
***PSU: Corsair 650tx
***HD: Western digital SE16 640gb sata, 16mb cache
***GPU: EVGA gtx260
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CPU: e8400
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

CPU Cooler: Sunbeamtech core contact: Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Mobo: Asus P5n-D 750i sli (dual x16 sli) Newegg.com - ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

RAM: This is where im unsure, will be overclocking so need some help. Im willing to spend the extra for 1066 ram, just not sure. (2x2gb)

??? Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

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Dang thats nuts, do they sell those on newegg?

But anyhow, should i buy the best rated (or cheapest, whatever) 4gb 1066 at 5-5-5-18?
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Well by that I meant take a really really good RAM kit and underclock it...
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Dude what ram should I get, its the only thing left for me to buy in my system, i have everything else figured out
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If you never plan to get SLI then get this motherboard:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

You will definitely be more pleased with it.

And instead of the Sunbeam CPU cooler, get the Xigmatek Rifle:
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Then you will have a blazin pc to be proud of.
Everything else on your list is spot on (including a very good choice of ram). Good luck.
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