Memory Selection, OCing Planned, Is this good!

Okay, quick and to the point, I am planning a new build, basically a Q6600 and the EVGA board listed here. I am new to OCing and I am reading mixed messages on ram selection. All I would like to do is get my Q6600 up to 3GHz, I didn't think that would be to extreme, I also figure it would be somewhat stable at that speed. Anyway, I seen this Ram on Newegg and figured it was good, but I am no Ram expert, or OC expert, so what I need is some advice. Will this do for my goals, is it good ram, any thoughts?

MoBo being used

Ram being considered
GeIL Ultra 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit

Oh, BTW, any other suggestions for RAM are welcomed!
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  1. Just bough some super talent ram use micro d9 chip and it was $143 including shipping for 2GB Kit DDR2 PC 8000

    I don't know what's with the rebate in US... Is it the end of financial year for US?
    but the ram is so cheap.... I would take something like
    or probably OCZ Flex if that cheap as well...

    You won't believe that the average price of DDR2 2GB-kit PC6400 is around $200 in my country... phewww such a difference...
  2. pc2-6400 with some decent latency timings is a good bet to go with. Don't really need more than that for most over clocking.
    Will overclock over 1066 and half the price up front!
  4. My thanks to everyone. Given everything I have read now, and the feedback, I have decided to go with the DDR26400. I think I am going to go with the Ram below, I am trying to go 2x2 so I have room later for another 2X2 for Vista 64bit.

    Thanks again!

    Patriot eXtreme 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
  5. Good choice if you plan to upgrade to 8gb, but you wont be able to overclock those to 1066.
  6. Great point, I do believe though, if I did the numbers right, they will support the overall system and my goal of driving the Q6600 from 2.4Ghz to 3.0Ghz. What do you think?
  7. Yep PC2-6400 will be more then enough for 3.0ghz.
  8. Awesome! Many thanks, I was figuring to go with Patriot just because they have some decent reviews these days, I was surprised to find some nice muskin ram up there, low latency, just high price tag, almost double. I will pass for now though!

    Thanks again!
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