DDR2 667 4-4-4-12 or DDR2 800 5-5-5-12

at newegg, they have OCZ 1 gig modules ~15 bucks off (~90)

is it better to go with

DDR2 667 with 4-4-4-12 timings,

or

DDR2 800 with 5-5-5-12 ?

thanks,

brentfire
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  1. Go with the DDR2 800. It will give you more overclocking headroom, and the extra MHz will more than offset the timings difference. As an inconsequential bonus, you will probably be able to run the RAM at DDR2 667 with the 4-4-4-12 timings.
  2. ah, didn't see this before.

    I was just looking at the two chips (the commando ones) in which those timings are the case.

    I think they're the EXACT same chips, just the DDR800 is already OC'd for you.

    Alot of people claim to have OC'd those chips to DDR800 with no problem at all as well. So kind of makes you think.
  3. DDR2-667 will be considerably slower since it doesnt run 1:1 and isnt fast enough to compensate the performance loss.
  4. Quote:
    Go with the DDR2 800. It will give you more overclocking headroom, and the extra MHz will more than offset the timings difference. As an inconsequential bonus, you will probably be able to run the RAM at DDR2 667 with the 4-4-4-12 timings.


    In the same respect, the DDR 667 will likely run at DDR 800 with relaxed 5-5-5-12 timings.
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