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Old 02-17-2006, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey all ..
iam doing some miner upgrades for my pc and i was wondering if you can recommend some ram , some good thermal compound,and a good cpu cooler?
my choices where :
cpu cooler : zalman cnps7000A
thermal past : Arctic Silver 5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16835100008

regarding the ram iam looking for something to accommodate my mobo and cpu
Asus-SLI -A8N-premium
AMD Opteron 170

any suggestions?
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5

CPU cooler: water or zalman 9500 or ThermalTake Bigtyphoon

Do you want 1GB or 2GB of RAM? How much are you willing to spend on it?
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Old 02-17-2006, 02:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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go with 2 gigs, that way 64 bit o/s wont affect you as much. And i agree with Vybuni, arctic silver 5, zelman 9500 (i love mine! cools my cpu and gpu).

gotta love ur choice on mobo... lol. i love my asus board, works like a charm!
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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for 1GB the OCZ premier will rock your socks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227069
and for 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231047
that stuff looks good.
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Old 02-17-2006, 02:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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will my budget is $400 max ,my ram now is 1gig valueselect which i think is making my machine an imbalanced machine...will at least i think so..
iv been hearing alot about ddr2 but not sure...
tommyboy123x:will i did when i first got my mobo ...but iam RMA my mobo today .....
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You cant use DDR2 with current AMD motherboards/CPUs, they dont support it.
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Old 02-17-2006, 07:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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will the reson i need better ram is iam going to overclock my opty 170....so are these any good for overclocking

1GB the OCZ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820227069
and for 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820231047

or do you reccomend something ells? by the way that zalman cooler how big is it ? i mean would it fit on my mobo (asus a8n sli premium)
my case is the MGE Quantum.....did any one use them together before?
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Yea get the zalman 9500 and the Arctic Silver 5.

And for RAM get some G.Skill http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231021

If you wanna spend more then find some other nice ddr500 RAM. G.Skill and OCZ make good RAM for Ocing.
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will can you install diffrent kinds of memory at the same time ?
i mean would i be able to add the memory i buy to the memory that i have ? how would that effect oc ?
my ram now is lame :http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145440
and the one iam looking at is this :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227069 (how good is this for oc?)(do you think reccommend something ells ? i was ganna go with what needacpu said but its 2 much iam looking for something not over $150)
please let me know
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