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Old 10-15-2007, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Got some more money now so what should i do ?

Hi, i was expecting to have around £350, infact it will be atleast £400, so i was wondering my first idea wa sthis (£350 budget):

E6750
Hiper Type-M 580Watt
EVGA 8800GTS 320mb Superclocked

Now i was wondering i could either get:

Get the E6850, or Q6600 (my ram is far to bad to overclock E6750 at all)
Another 2GB of Corsair ram (4GB in total, i already have 2)
Or... Any other sujestions ?


But my current ram is one kingston, and one generic 1GB Stick of 667Mhz, this Corsair ram i was looking at (cheep but branded) is 675Mhz its XMS2 ram. So i was thinking a few things, if i did put it in would it be compatible with existing ram, does Windows XP accept 4GB ram (whats the max ?) or would it be better to remove other 2GB, and try overclocking with the XMS2.


Thanks, other sujestions welcome.
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Default Re: Got some more money now so what should i do ?

(assuming that you have a good overclocking mobo)

2GB DDR2 800 (get rid of the old ram)
E6750 and overclock
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P35C-DS3R...thats a yes i beleive

Cant afford 2GB of DDR2 800, especially as it should really be good branded stuff like crucial for Overclocking...
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They cost less than 50 now- cant be much more than the 2GB XMS2 667MHz that you were considering?
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Default Re: Got some more money now so what should i do ?

K M A N,
adding up to 4 gig in xp is possible, but it won't read all of it unless you upgrade to the 64 bit version. personally, that's what I will end up doing, shooting for upwards of 6gig ram. drop one of your gig sticks for now, get the good stuff. also! the ram you have selected... are you sure it's 675? don't mix memory speeds. try to keep it the same. again, you'd be better off dropping the old ram.
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Sod the 4GB idea.

How about this > Tekheads.co.uk

Corsair 2GB XMS2 PC6400 ? Then OC that E6750 to 3.5 on Stock Cooler (risky as **** lol) .
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sounds good. good luck on your overclocking
check out this ramhttp://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3079597&CatId=2264
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Personally, i would choose:

If you can afford: 2Gb Patriot DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz CL4 Extreme Performance Dual Channel kit
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If you can stretch your budget go for this! Way better way to spend your money:


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As lovely as that may be gurusan, my budget is around the 400-420 mark
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