Good overclocking memory... pc6400... which?

I'm trying to decide on a memory upgrade. I want as much overclock potential as possible.

I know a lot of you are OC expects, so I'm hoping for some guidance.

Patriot eXtreme peformace
Cas Latency: 4
Timing: 4-4-4-12
Voltage: 2.2V
Model #: PDC22G6400LLK

Crucial Ballistix 2G
Cas Latency: 4
Timing: 4-4-4-12
Voltage: 2.2V
Model #: BL2KIT12864AA804

Kingston HyperX 2G
Cas Latency: 4
Timing: 4-4-4-12
Voltage: 2.0V
Model #: KHX6400D2LLK2/2GN

Super Talent 2G
Cas Latency: 4
Timing: 4-4-3-8
Voltage: 2.2V

I'm not certain but I believe all of these except the Super Talent use micron chips, which I hear are exceptional for OCing.

The Patriot has a $40 dollar rebate, so I'm seriously considering it. The rebate makes it the most affordable of the bunch at $237.

Any suggestions? Or anyone know of a great deal on memory other than what I've listed?

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  1. Well, no responses... :) So I ended up going with the Crucial stix. We'll see how well the OC.
  2. How much was the price difference from that one to the Supertalent?? And how you want to OC on which CPU?
  3. The supertalent is $20 less.

    I'm doing air overclocking on a e6600. I'm running at 3.4gz right now on 4x512mb pc64000 corsiar's... I'm using a coolermaster Hyper TX cooler at the moment, but my Big Typhoon VX just arrived today.... so I'll be putting that in tonight.
  4. Just so you know... the Super Talent uses Micron chips as well.
  5. Supertalent... My sticks run at 800 4-4-3-8 1T at only 2.0V. Only thing that you should be aware of is that it defaults to 667 5-5-5-15 2T timings for compatibility and you have to set the timings/voltage manually to get the advertised 800 4-4-3-8 timings. Havn't overclocked 'em much yet but i was impressed with their speed/timings at those Volts, good price too.
  6. Definetly the Super Talent. They have one of the highest binned chips in the market.
  7. I've been rather indecisive on this purchase. I had submitted the order for the crucial memory, but cancelled it out before it shipped. Now I'm having a hard time deciding if I should go through with the purchase at all. I'm eyeing the Super Talent, though. If I go through with it, I'll buy those stix based on the feedback I've received here.


    I'm stable at 3.6ghz with my corsair 5400 memory. I'm trying to decide if the benefit of the upgrade to the pc6400 is worth the cash. How much additional performance am I likely to see with the improved memory? Is it likely I'll see a noticeable impact on performance in my gaming? (more fps) I think I'm at the limit of the corsiar modules (though I haven't spent much time trying to troubleshoot my failures at 3.7), but even with better memory I'm not sure I should bother trying to go beyond 3.6ghz. So the question really is, with my machine OC'd to 3.6ghz will I see tangible performance increase with the upgrade?
  8. I would say the performance increase would be "tangable", however...

    You already have a very good system. I probably wouldn't spend my money on slightly better ram unless you have another computer you can put the corsair sticks in, or you can sell them without too much of a loss. But thats just me, If you're really into overclocking and have the money to burn then go for it.
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