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Old 08-23-2006, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DDR2 Memoery Question.

I am in the process of upgrading my PC to C2D. Right now I am just looking at the best prices I can get.

I am going to buy the following:

1. Intel C2D E6600
2. Most likely ASUS P5B Deluxe motherboard. (I have used ASUS in the past for all my upgrades and did not have any problems).
3. 2GB 6400 DDR2 Memory
4. New video card and power supply.

This is the list of supported memory for the mobo as indicated in the manual.

1024MB CORSAIR Heat-Sink Package DS CM2X1024-6400PRO
1024MB CORSAIR Heat-Sink Package DS CM2X1024-6400C4
1024MB Crucial Heat-Sink Package DS BL12864AA804.16FA

The bold one is the memory I was going to get, but so far the cheapest price I could fined is around $250.00.

Below is the link from newegg.com of the same type of memory


Does that mean that brands like G.SKILL, OSZ, Patriot, which are slightly cheaper will work also, or should I stick to what is in the manual. By the way the Corsair memory that I was going to get is also in the list from newegg.

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Old 08-23-2006, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That Board supports DDR2 533/667/800 mhz... as long as it is that it should be fine...

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Old 08-23-2006, 07:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah i'd say go w/ the G. Skill but not the cheap one (not as reliable).

also you should check the mobo's manufacturer's website to check for the compatability of the RAM that is known to work w/ it
(it should give you a list of all the memory that they've tried w/ the mobo w/ model nubmers and everything.)

^make sure to do that^
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm using the Patriot DDR2 800 2gb kit

my review is the second one from the top haha.

Using it on the ASUS P5B mobo with an E6400

I have it overclocked to DDR2 1066 at 5-5-5-15. I havent tried to tighten the latencies yet though.
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