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Old 10-30-2006, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, currently i have:

Conroe Core 2 Duo e6600
Sapphire x1950PRO
OCZ 700 watt PSU
NZXT apollo case
Soundblaster X-fi Xtrememusic

I need you guys to hook me up with a good solid mobo, and good RAM. I don't want the ram to be anymore than $300, and it should be DDR2 800. But with the mobo, I don't know much about. I'd like to keep it around the $150 range. I wont overclock at first until I buy some better cooling, so I want rock solid stabibility, but capable of some mild overclocking.

What is CAS latency in RAM? Since latency is not usually a good thing, I imagine that "4" is better than "5". So I was looking at CAS latency "4" DDR2 800 RAM, and came up with this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034

How is that? And here is a mobo i found:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012

If they are both nice, that's great but I have one question. If you go to the specifications on that mobo, and scroll down a little, you will see the following message. (i see this message on all the random mobos i click on)

"Notice: Only DDR2-800 memory supporting JEDEC approved 1.8V operation with timings of 5-5-5 or 6-6-6 is supported on Intel Desktop Boards based on Intel 965 Express Chipsets."

That scares me, because that Corsair XMS2 RAM i posted has a 4-4-4-12 timing. Does that mean I have to go find RAM with a timing of 5-5-5 or 6-6-6 instead? I really don't understand, please help.

EDIT: I changed the mobo to a 965P, since I heard it was better for OC.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry, just read badkitty's topic about DDR2 timings. Disregard this.

I guess you can comment on the RAM and mobo anyway if you want.
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