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Old 10-11-2005, 02:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey,
Almost have my PC finalized. Need a bit of help on the RAM.

Someone told me this:
If you want to hit DDR600, get G.Skill RAM. it is guaranteed to get at least that under 2.5-4-4-8 timings, and at 2.7 to 2.9 volts

Now I cant get G.skill but I can get Ultra, OCZ, GeIL, Kingston, Corsair and Crucial.

I have the DFI Lanparty NF4 UT SLI-DR Board + AMD 64x2 4200

Do I have to buy RAM with that specific timing or just set whatever RAM I purchase to those settings?

Also do I buy the DDR400 or since I want to accomplish 600MHz go for the DDR500-DDR550 ( obviously more money )

Can I get 600MHz from a good DDR400 Ram or do I NEED the 500-550 stuff?

Last question, thanks for patience... Board supports Dual Channel Ram.. I understand that would be the better type for what I am doing or no?

Thanks for your help and RAM choice Selections.
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Why can't you get G.Skill? If you've been looking for it they just got some in at newegg.com.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am in Canada. Order mainly from Tigerdirect.ca, NCIX.com and Canadacomputers.com

Sorry I didnt mention that.
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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quite rare from what i know for ddr400 to get to ddr600 the only ones i know are the g.skill pc4800
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Old 10-11-2005, 08:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=50010

That lists most of big memory vendors, and what ICs and PCBs they are using in different types of memory

You can also see at the bottom he lists memory most likely able to hit 300MHz FSB
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help.
I'll look into that link!

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