Mem for C2D E6600 & Asus P5B-E?

Hi all!

I chose to go with Intel C2D E6600 and Asus P5B-E, now I need a memory,

I'll be runing XP home until vista and driver compatibility cools down,
so I don't wanna get 2GB memory now, I would like to get 1GB stick and
when ready get another one, my price range is $100-$130,
and I would like to go with Corsair as a brand,

also like I said in my other thread I'll be OC but not to the extreme random reboots etc.
what DDR2 800 do you guys can recommend, is my store :D

any help is much appreciated!
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  1. Hello,

    I just built my first PC and have the same motherboard. Do you know what revision your motherboard is (e.g., 1.01 or 1.02)? If 1.01 it will only over clock my memory with 2.2 volts versus 2.4 volts for 1.02 (I believe that this is the case any way). Keep this in mind when purchasing your memory.

    I am looking for more memory as well as I will be going to Vista as well for Direct X 10 gaming. I plan to purchase a 2 GB kit of hopefully Micron D9GMH or D9GKX this week if I can find a good deal.
    Here is my configuration so far; Antec Nine Hundred case w/ Ultra XVS Modular 500W ATX Power Supply, Asus P5B-E Motherboard, Intel 2 Dual Core 2 6300 processor, PNY 8800GTS, WD 160 GB SATA Hard Drive (8GB & 150MB/sec DTR), and a whopping 256 MB of PNY DDR2 memory.

    Any advice would be helpful?


  2. I would also appreciate some input on this. I have the C2D E6600 and the Asus P5B in my Newegg shopping cart right now. I'm looking to get 2GB of RAM in my cart today too.

    Would it be safe for me to assume that I'm going to receive version 1.02 of this mobo? (Sorry for the mobo question in the memory forums)

    I plan on OCing my 6600 to somewhere between 3.0 and 3.4 - nothing too extreme so I can hopefully assume that will leave my memory options more open? I might be incorrect in this statement as I am still learning.

    My friend recommended G.SKILL which he has been using for over 6 months now in an OC'd Opteron system. I'm going to continue to do research the rest of the day (instead of work - of course!) but I'll check back later.

    Thanks ahead of time guys.
  3. Is it the P5B or the P5B-E that you are getting? I don't think you want the P5B (just my 2 cents). If I ordered through Newegg I would have went with a better board than mine, which I purchased locally cost $170.00:
    ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP motherboard $194.99
    Item #: N82E16813131028

  4. You're correct; it's the P5B-E (Item # N82E16813131028) that I will be getting. My apologies.

    I have done some research and it seems my best choice with wanting to OC the 6600.
  5. To be honest it may be a crap shoot as to whether you get a revision 1.01 or 1.02. I do not beleive it is listed on the box. I do know it is printed on the motherboard.

    Also have you thought about the following processor:
    Intel Xeon 3060 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
    Item #: N82E16819117104

    Possibly a higher binned version of the E6600 $317 (if true it may be worth an extra $11.00 IMO).

    I am in the process of looking for memory right now (hopefully Micron D9GMH or D9GKX). I will post what I find.

  6. I missed this Deal over the weekend:

    Crucial Ballistix DDR2 1000 - BL2KIT12864AL1005 for $271.00 at Newegg (all sold out).
  7. From the Newegg reviews for the CPU you just mentioned:

    "This processor is the exact same chip at the Core 2 Duo E6600. There is no FPU or SMID instrustion difference. You are simply busy a re-branded, more expensive Core 2 Duo E6600. You are paying extra for the name."

    Can anyone else comment on this? (This thread could now be moved into the CPU and/or mobo forums, too ;p )

    EDIT: Ok - so basically if I get this Xeon I'll be getting the cream of the crop and have a much higher success rate for overclocking? Is this statement true?
  8. From what I gather with Xeon they are tested for server environement. Normally this is for 24/7 50c ambient operation vs something like 30-35 for consumer(someone correct the number if they're too off). Which means that the chips are binned for operation in 'rougher' environement. Usually you will reach the same level of overclock but with slightly lower vCore and possibly a cooler chip.

    I think it is worth the extra 11$. I am not sure the Newegg reviewer is actually right, mostly clueless people there! I heard that there is subtle micro code difference that make it faster for server type usage(high I/O, scientific code) vs consumer multimedia use. But this is still negligeble and probably needs hours a benchmarking to even show up.

    @The op: This stick has super tight timing for the price, I need to investigate more on it to see what's under the hood but it look great!

    Slightly more expensive But is a well established product through the OCing community you can't go wrong, little of budget though
  9. Well if I were buying that processor I would spend the extra $11.00 for the possibility of better clock rates. If nothing else you will at least have bragging rights and not be a part of the status quo.
  10. So far I have found the following two – 2 GB memory module kits:

    Crucial Technology Ballistix BL2KIT12864AA804
    ZipZoomFly @ $284.99 - $40.00 rebate = $244.99

    Crucial Technology Ballistix BL2KIT12864AA1005
    Newegge @ $339.99
    Item #: N82E16820146563

    Look at this:
  11. Thanks phogstenjr for recommending that cpu. And thanks to labbbby for reconfirming what I just recently read. I've decided to go with the Xeon 3060 so in a year I will feel better about trying to push it beyond 3.4 or whatever I clock it at.

    I'm going to order my mobo, cpu, and cpu cooler today and then wait and see which version of the mobo I receive (1.01 or 1.02) and then make my decision about the ram.

    Thanks again guys.
  12. Good choice, you should not wait a year though =), one week is enough! hehe.

    What cooler are you getting?
  13. I was going to get that new Tuniq cooler but it's out of stock on Newegg. I decided to go with the popular Zalmann.
  14. No problem, glad to help.

    As far as the ZALMAN CNPS9500 goes, I would pass on it and get the 9700 (witch I am considering). Read through this:

    Here are some G.SKILLs known to be Micron (you want MICRON for over clocking):

    G.SKILL F2-5400CL3D-2GBGA
    Newegg @ $294.99
    Item #: N82E16820231090

    G.SKILL F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ
    Newegg @ $299.99
    Item #: N82E16820231065

    G.SKILL F2-8000PHU2-2GBHZ
    Newegg @ $379.99
    Item #: N82E16820231077
  15. The ZALMAN 9700 is on sale for $59.99 ($6.00 more for what you would pay for the 9500):
  16. The 9500 should be alright.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to order any RAM until the end of the month unless H&R Block approves me for that 'bring your check stub in' early refund feature they're offering. I hope they do; I can't wait to get this beast up and running.
  17. Thanks for the replies guys!


    Do you know what revision your motherboard is (e.g., 1.01 or 1.02)?

    No, I'm still researching which memory to get before I order everything,

    I'm also in doubt about getting 2GB, I really don't wanna pay another $100+,
    but then maybe later I won't be able to match other stick and I won't gain anything,

    Would 2GB from G.Skill be a good choice ? link

    any other recommendations ?
  18. OK.

    Well that memory is not going to be Micron, so if you want to do any over clocking then you would not want that memory (IMO).

    This WINTEC 3AXT6400C5-2048K may be Micron

    (I sent the manufacturer a note to find out). I will let you know if they respond.

    Otherwise here is your best bet and what I may purchase:
    Team Xtreme TXDD2048M667HC3DC-M

  19. Would this be a good choice ?
    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
    G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
  20. I would say no to both the G.SKILL F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK and the CORSAIR TWIN2X2048-6400. These are either Promos, Elpida, Nanya, or Powerchip.

    If you want G.SKILL or CORSAIR in the 6400 range look for these:

    PC6400C3 TWIN2X 3.0-4-3-9 @ 2.2V = Micron D9GKX (B6-25E)

    PC6400 GA 3.0-4-3-8 @ 2.2~2.4V
    F2-6400CL3D-2GBGA = Micron D9GKX (B6-25E)

    Check this out for other options:

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