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Getting an e6300 core2duo... which memory specs?

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December 20, 2006 4:29:46 PM

I don't understand if I should be getting 677 or 800fsb? 5400 or 6400? I don't think I'm going to be overclocking but I think I would like to have that option in the future...

Should I go with

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

or

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

will that value ram hold me back in the future? If all I need is 677 then should I go with

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

? Memory is confusing me :p 
December 20, 2006 11:26:20 PM

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Memory is confusing me :p 
I know what you mean. I did shopping also and didn't know what to get.

Last weekend I built a system with a e6600. I notice that all your choices are OCZ. that's what I bought and one was bad. Had to send the pair back OCZ support was good and quick, but it cost ME to ship it back and with the holidays it could be a couple of weeks to get it back.

At any rate, my uninformed opinion is to go with the 800.
December 21, 2006 12:23:51 AM

Just make sure that the RAM you get has timings and voltage that will POST.

Last night I ordered a Biostar Tforce965PT mobo and a 1GB stick of G.Skill DDR2 800. The board requires 1.8v ram, so I got something compatible.
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1682... = ram
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681... = mobo


I was thinking about going with some DDR2 533, but then I found out that my motherboard would overclock fairly well with some good ram. And theres really no point in getting something that is "slower" when you can get something that is "faster" for 10 dollars more.
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