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Old 07-17-2008, 03:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys im gonna buy new ram for overclocking and i want either 2gb or 4gb kit and what are recommended ones i should buy? i heard micron d9 chips are great but what is it actually? i've looked at b1gapl's list of pc components but can't choose which one and i also heard that g skill hz are good but a bit pricey and the problem is that they don't seem to sell patriot rams or crucial ballistix in hong kong so if anyone who lives in hong kong could tell me which is the best ram i could get in hong kong then it would be helpful.

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im not sure what you can get in HK but gskill hz are great, but as u said are pricey now, crucial ballistix were good untill they changed into single sided ram so forget them. your best going with a cheaper gskill set (NQ's) or ocz reaper X i would go the gskill if it comes cheaper but both are good.

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check this out: - mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

I've heard good things about this kit, it has good timings too
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