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October 3, 2007 10:04:32 AM

Hi all!
Im about to buy this system:
GIGABYTE P35-DS3
E6600
RAM: http://www.plaisio.gr/product.aspx?catalog=1&category=1...

1) Will i be able to OC? (Is that a good mobo for that? any luck with this ram?)
2) GIGABYTE P35-DS3R: Dont know a thing about RAID. Does it make a difference? Worth extra bucks?

Thank you :) 

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October 3, 2007 2:04:32 PM

1) Yes. Not the best ram out there. This is better for less:

http://www.plaisio.gr/product.aspx?catalog=1&category=1...

ProMos chips. Average. Can o/c a bit. But cheap! Don't worry about ram. You can o/c cpu & ram at a ratio that keeps the ram near or at stock. i.e. 8 x 400 = 3.2ghz (cpu) & 400 x 2 = 800mhz (ram) If no go, then 399 or 401.

2) DS3R o/cs better than DS3. It's up to you to decide if the extra mhz is worth the money. 650i is a good overclocker.

http://www.plaisio.gr/product.aspx?catalog=1&category=1...
http://www.plaisio.gr/product.aspx?catalog=1&category=1...

If you prefer P35, this is good too:

http://www.plaisio.gr/product.aspx?catalog=1&category=1...
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October 3, 2007 11:58:02 PM

It's not the brand that's good. It's the Micron D9 chips on the sticks that are good.

T800UX2GC4 is Micron D9. It's overpriced. In the U.S., Ballistix (micron d9) costs ~$65 after rebate, for example. There are a few others in the price range.

Look it up yourself:

http://ramlist.ath.cx/ddr2/
October 4, 2007 12:04:19 AM

so..promos is better than elpida
I get it:) 
Ill go for that one...dont have money for better.
I just thought that lower timings of geil dragon than teamgroup elite is the most important thing
October 4, 2007 12:28:20 PM

Team is top notch, but expensive. Lower timings cost money.

You don't need the best ram. Just something to run near or at 800. Like mine, it's crap. Can't o/c past 900. I'm keeping it at 800 while o/c'ing my cpu to 3.2. You can probably get 400 x 8, etc.
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