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Memory Selection, OCing Planned, Is this good!

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June 23, 2007 7:28:34 PM

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?

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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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June 24, 2007 12:40:17 AM

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...
June 24, 2007 9:29:15 AM

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.
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June 24, 2007 10:40:11 AM

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
June 24, 2007 10:50:49 AM

Good choice if you plan to upgrade to 8gb, but you wont be able to overclock those to 1066.
June 24, 2007 10:52:22 AM

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?
June 24, 2007 10:55:42 AM

Yep PC2-6400 will be more then enough for 3.0ghz.
June 24, 2007 10:59:38 AM

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!