Im thinking about getting rid of my old memory and getting some DDR2 6400 ones. My question is quite simple. Are there any makes that I should stay away from and are there any makes that are really well worth the money they charge?
Yes, the Dragons look cool, but looks aren't everything. At the same time, I didn't see anything that said the Geil ram wasn't good. Like in the Tom's article, it wasn't among those tested, so nothing either good or bad is said about it. That said, since your motherboard only supports up to 667, then they are wasted.
For the record, I have OCZ in my second computer and its working very well, so I could give it a personal recommendation.
I have Corsair XMS in my gaming computer and its good as well, perhaps a touch better than the OCZ. You won't go wrong with either. At the same time, if you do change the motherboard, than the Geil looks good. Flip a coin, buy what has the best timings, and go gaming.
Having trouble with a coin flip and three choices? When I used to sail out of San Fransisco, I'd flip a coin; heads and I'd go north, tails and I'd go south, on the edge and Hawaii here I come. OK, never did go to Hawaii.
i got the crucial one and its normal speed is 800mhz..going upto 1000 if its overclocked. Howeveererer since my mobo only supports upto 667 thats the max i can set. Sooooo....should I set it at 667....or do I leave it on auto?
Reason I ask is because when i set it on auto it doesnt even pick the fastest the mobo can support but rather it falls to 533. Im guessing it does that to maintain a 1:1 ration with my cpu (e6600 @stock 2.4 ghz 266 fsb) Would i correct in assuming this? Should I just leave it at this setting then cause i dont really plan to overclock anything just now any way?
You need to manually change the settings in BIOS for the ram timings. Seems like AUTO should figure that out for itself. Perhaps when you get around to buying the new motherboard it will do this, though I wouldn't count on it.