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Want to purchase tomorrow, need a little help.

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December 11, 2006 4:23:25 AM

I want to go with the Asus Crosshair motherboard and am not sure what two gigs of memory to get. It is between these three. Should I go with faster rated timings or faster speed? I would like to overclock either way.

For example:

Either of these memory at 1000 instead of 800 with the same timings.
http://www.corsair.com/corsair/products/specs/TWIN2X204...
http://www.corsair.com/corsair/products/specs/TWIN2X204...

Or

This memory with 4-4-4-12 timings instead of the rated timings.

http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.asp?imodule=BL2K...

What route should I take to make the best possible system. Assuming this is possible.

I also know volts play a part in this. Can the Crosshair motherboard handle whatever I plan on doing?

Please give me some adivce on this, I'm excited to get something done later today.

Thanks.

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December 11, 2006 8:04:39 AM

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I want to go with the Asus Crosshair motherboard and am not sure what two gigs of memory to get. It is between these three. Should I go with faster rated timings or faster speed? I would like to overclock either way.

For example:

Either of these memory at 1000 instead of 800 with the same timings.
http://www.corsair.com/corsair/products/specs/TWIN2X204...
http://www.corsair.com/corsair/products/specs/TWIN2X204...

Or

This memory with 4-4-4-12 timings instead of the rated timings.

http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.asp?imodule=BL2K...

What route should I take to make the best possible system. Assuming this is possible.

I also know volts play a part in this. Can the Crosshair motherboard handle whatever I plan on doing?

Please give me some adivce on this, I'm excited to get something done later today.

Thanks.


i dont know about the motherboard, but for the ram, go for the faster speed, timings at that level dont matter as much because you can make up for it. be aware tho, you dont really need insanely fast ram for overclocking. usually on most modest overclocks you can just use DDR667 , then drop the multiplier, and tighten the timings and never be able to tell the difference, even if you compared it to DDR1100 corsair dominator. and honestly even conroes can be pushed to their limits on only DDR800, so it might be more prudent to just go for the ram that has the best warranty.
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