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Old 12-29-2008, 06:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have the corsair xms ddr2 800 2x2gb @ 850mhz 1.9v 5-5-5-15 and I'm going to upgrade but I was wanting to try g.skill but then I saw ocz had a cherry popsicle deal that seems unbeatable?

Money isn't an issue but, of course I'd like to save where I could, which ram would you purchase, this ocz selection or the g.skill selection?

Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

The ocz has a $30 rebate..
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lots of ppl swear by Gskill but I have seen many posts that ppl were having compatability issues with it.

I have OCZ and will continue to get it in the future.
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Both really good brands...the G.Skill has slightly better timings, but not by much. The OCZ looks like the best bang for your buck after that mail in rebate.

EDIT: Another thought: if the G.Skill were PI Blacks, then I would go with them. But otherwise, I think the OCZ is your best bet.
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I'd go with the Reapers. They're cheaper and will probably overclock better.
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I saw ddr 800 ocz reaper with 4-4-4-15 timings, probable to overclock to 850mhz 4-4-4-12?
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i would settle for nothing less than 1066mhz.

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Newegg.com - OCZ Flex XLC 2GB &#40;2 x 1GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1200 &#40;PC2 9600&#41; Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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ok so I should keep the 1:1 ratio right? and get ddr2 1066 and underclock.. my fsb currently is 1700 and my ram is at 850mhz, so I have the 1:1 I'm just looking for cheapest ram to use for 850mhz with 4-4-4-12 timings basically.. So I will get some 1066 but I think I might do the ocz reaper since they have 1066 2x2gb and great timings already.. but as well their reaper ddr2 800 has 4-4-4-15 timings and I've seen posting of 850mhz and 4-4-4-12 timings so I may even try that, heck for 20 bucks why not.
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If you go with the 1066 Reapers, you could try another ratio to have them overclocked. I've seen them go up to 1200Mhz.
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the ddr2 800 will have no problem doing 850 with 4 timings.
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I've ran my ocz reapers at ddr2 750 with 4-4-4-10 (4-4-4-12 every day) on 2.1v. Never actually ran them above 800 since I have a 10x multiplier and can only get up to 3.3ghz on my chip.
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