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November 26, 2006 7:21:25 AM

Hey all, i'm building my new gaming PC in about a month, and i can't decide wich RAM to get. i'll be getting 4GB of DDR2 800 (6200) and the system and RAM will be OC'd. I can't decide whether i should go Mushkin extreme performance, Corsair XMS2 Dominator, etc.

I've seen a few names floating around the Forum that I've never heard of, so i wanted to get everyone's input on which would be the best.

I'm not totally sure on which Mobo at this time, i don't think this is a huge issue though. Processor will be a Core 2 Duo or Quadro extreme OC'd.

Any help appreciated.

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November 26, 2006 9:03:21 AM

DDR2-800=PC6400

If you want to buy Corsair Dominator (PC6400) just beware its revision/version. All version 1.x are save. Contrary, version 2.x are disaster (for ocer).

I think Mushkin XP6400 is little overpriced, but its performance is unquestionable.

For the best performance/price go for SuperTalent T800UX2GC4 or Team Group TXDD2048M800HC4DC.
November 26, 2006 9:17:07 AM

Actually depending on far you want to OC, thats the memory you should pick.
But the Mushkin is definitely the safest choice out of the ones listed.
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November 26, 2006 9:30:13 AM

Well i want to OC to the point that gives me the most performance without dramatically lowering the RAM life.

I'd like to OC as much as possible.
November 26, 2006 9:35:06 AM

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Well i want to OC to the point that gives me the most performance without dramatically lowering the RAM life.

That would be ~2.35v

The two modules ive seen hitting 600Mhz more often are Gskill's 800 HZ and Crucial's Tenth Anniversary memory (somewhat limited availability). But chances are youll never get close to that in FSB.
November 26, 2006 9:49:54 AM

3 months ago 2x1gb GSkill HZ was $270 at newegg, now $300+. Maybe high demand on stock limitation. :(  (dammit I was late)
November 26, 2006 9:56:47 AM

I considered HZs at first. But I just tough some D9GKX would be more fun :D 
November 26, 2006 12:39:45 PM

I'm gonna go ahead and try the Mushkin, I'll take you're guys' word about it, because I've never heard much about them till about a week ago hehe. thanks for all the help guys.
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