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G.Skill Ram for Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 System

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September 26, 2006 12:19:24 AM

I am building a new system based on:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

and

ASUS P5W-DH

I do plan to do some overclocking, although nothing super extreme. Reading through the forums, the g.skill ram is getting some good reviews, although the topic of RAM in general can be a little overwhelming.

This post :
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Good-RAAM-combo...

suggested to look for "Go with the cheapest DDR 800 with 4-4-4-12 timings."

This led me to the following:

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

I also came across:

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Which can run at slightly higher voltage setting but have different timings ( 3-4-3-8)

Do either of these look like a good match for my system? Based on what I have been reading, I believe they are, but I wanted to get some input before I purchase.

If not, any suggestions?

thanks in advanced...

mesh
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September 26, 2006 1:23:52 AM

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I am building a new system based on:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

and

ASUS P5W-DH

I do plan to do some overclocking, although nothing super extreme. Reading through the forums, the g.skill ram is getting some good reviews, although the topic of RAM in general can be a little overwhelming.

This post :
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Good-RAAM-combo...

suggested to look for "Go with the cheapest DDR 800 with 4-4-4-12 timings."

This led me to the following:

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

I also came across:

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Which can run at slightly higher voltage setting but have different timings ( 3-4-3-8)

Do either of these look like a good match for my system? Based on what I have been reading, I believe they are, but I wanted to get some input before I purchase.

If not, any suggestions?

thanks in advanced...

mesh



Be sure you get this one. G. Skill tech support guaranteed this would not only work, but would over clock very well up to 2.3v. I used this in my build last week (the 512 x 2 version). I have had it running at 840 mhz. at 2.6 ghz without problems. You missed the $40 off. Was $269.00 earlier today. :roll:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...


Here is my buld. Using it to write this.

C2D E6600
ASUS P5B Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
G. Skill DDR2 800 PC2 6400 F2-6400PHU2 (2 x 512)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
Radeon 1800xt 256MB
WD Raptor 74GB
WD SATA 250GB
Sony DVD-ROM
Pioneer DVD-RW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
Creative SB Audigy LS
Zalman CNPS9500 LED Fan/HS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...
LIAN LI PC-65B Alunimum Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
Enermax 535 watt PSU

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/1008/picture007nj3.j...

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/2656/picture016kw1.j...
September 27, 2006 5:10:42 AM

This G.SKILL 2GB kit would suit your needs very well. These speed and timings work even better for overclocking with the E6300 and E6400 porcessors.

Its nice to see my hours on the forums dont go to waste =]
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September 27, 2006 5:30:36 AM

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This G.SKILL 2GB kit would suit your needs very well. These speed and timings work even better for overclocking with the E6300 and E6400 porcessors.

Its nice to see my hours on the forums dont go to waste =]



I asked a G. Skill support tech specifically about the RAM you suggested for an ASUS P5W DH...He said NO. N-O No. He suggested this and I have it and it is great so far:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
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September 27, 2006 1:44:52 PM

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They both use D9GMH, just that HZ has been binned for higher clocks and the PK are just unbinned ICs. That's where the extra $ comes from.

2x1GB of those DDR2-800 HZ gets my pick (price increased by $40). 2x512MB are childs play stuff now.


When prices come down I'll get some RAM for this unit.
September 27, 2006 10:46:54 PM

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They both use D9GMH, just that HZ has been binned for higher clocks and the PK are just unbinned ICs. That's where the extra $ comes from.



How can I know wich chips a brand is using??
Ive been at the Micron site but its confusing and seems to be incomplete (searched for SDRAM DDR2 800 CL4 and didnt get any results).
September 28, 2006 6:01:07 AM

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You just go out and look for them I guess... :roll:


Yes... silly me... probably buying the modules and checking with a magnifying glass under the heat spreader, maybe ill get lucky :roll:
September 28, 2006 6:44:09 AM

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You just go out and look for them I guess... :roll:


Yes... silly me... probably buying the modules and checking with a magnifying glass under the heat spreader, maybe ill get lucky :roll:
Except a lot of them are blank chips. :lol:  Companies like OCZ would oftently sandblast them off and replace with their own lable...

Or in the case of the Winbond BH-5 UTT (DDR1) it came pre-unlabled. :D 

oh damn! looks like im F^(%3]!
again, maybe ill get just get lucky...
September 28, 2006 7:37:16 AM

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Or even worse, total relabeling! :lol:  :twisted:
Notice the OC result they got closely matches the list *hint*. :wink:
So you know which chip they used.


yeah i know! JETRAM! man those are surely sexy ill drop my DDR 1000 CL4 (if I had any..) for them!! 8)
*hints back*

As Ive asked before, so the tRAS isnt important?
September 28, 2006 8:04:57 AM

I wanna be like you when ill hit 30k posts :lol: 
lmao jk

F0(k theorical reviews, real world is what we live for.
September 28, 2006 8:16:29 AM

Wusy is the man though...srsly.
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