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Provided price isn't a factor, what brand of ram should I get. I want stability and possibly some overclocking. I was thinking about Dominator but I'm not sure reviews are inconclusive.
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  1. From what i've heard, OCZ and Corsair brand are the best. After that, its crucial, samsung. These are all tier 1 manufactures.
  2. Quote:
    Provided price isn't a factor, what brand of ram should I get. I want stability and possibly some overclocking. I was thinking about Dominator but I'm not sure reviews are inconclusive.


    If price is no object then buy the fastest.

    If your going to OC and want the best performance vs price then look at G.Skill or Patriot.

    I am still on DDR1 systems (7 that are just now a year old) and my G.skill HZ 2GB set running DDR1-520 out preforms DDR2-800 by far in Read/Write/Copy/Latency tests.

    Many DDR2 users also prefer G.Skill or Patriot.
    Some vrs of Kingston DDR2 are also very good when OC'ed vs price.
  3. Make sure any RAM you pick see if your motherboard will support it if it does then buy it If you don't do that it might not work
  4. LOL... this is a stupid way of wasting money, but guaranteed stability.

    Buy the fastest DDR 2 ram that you can find, such as ddr2 1333mhz or higher, then downclock it by 50% and you'll get very very stable ram and yet, it still offers some overclockability after the underclock.
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    LOL... this is a stupid way of wasting money, but guaranteed stability.

    Buy the fastest DDR 2 ram that you can find, such as ddr2 1333mhz or higher, then downclock it by 50% and you'll get very very stable ram and yet, it still offers some overclockability after the underclock.


    Eh ...what?

    Buy the FAST stuff....turn it down....then OC it?

    Why not OC it to start with if that is the goal?!

    Anyhow I am still on a 1 year old build out of 7 computers and they out preformed anything that I was able to put together at the time.
    In a -some- ways they still out preform many of those built 1 yr later (today).

    By the time I need to build out again I will have bypassed DDR2 altogether.

    I try to think ahead and build out like the old USSR 5 Year Plan concept,except rather than reaching a goal in 5 years I try to stay usable +/- 90% by that time.

    Most of my old Barton 3200+ systems that I replaced are either still playing games or used as file/torrent servers.
  6. I meant as underclocking 1333mhz ram to 533mhz for extreme stability.
  7. How can you check what chip your stick of ram uses?


    I have DDR2 667mhz Crucial Rendition

    It says on the ram list
    Quote:
    PC2-5300
    Micron D9GMH (B6-3)
    Micron D9DCN (CB-37E)
    Elpida AG-6E-E


    How do you know which chip you have?
  8. So.. if i want to check what chip the ram has... i just have to look on little square chip and there will be little silk screened text ( usually white or yellow)?
  9. OK Dominator it is I guess we will see so stuck between that and the ballistic but all the reviews seem to say you have to overclock the balistic to stablize it
  10. So.. On the little square on the RAM PCB, it says 128Mx8- 2 07l8 and nothing else, no brand. The sticker on top of the Chip says Rendition CL1117Q.3t 200720ZZ RM12864AA667.8FE 1GB DDr2 PC2-5300 NONECC DIMM. How do you determine the CLS latency and what kind of chip you're using without put it in a system to check?
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