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November 5, 2007 8:20:12 PM

If I use 2 GB GOLD XTC OCZ ram with 2 GB OCZ SLIs would it be better than using the 2 GB OCZ SLIs alone???
SHould I just take out the GOLD XTCs and use the SLIs only?? OR should I keep both of them in?

THank you!
November 5, 2007 10:53:13 PM

Why would you upgrade ram to similar one? Perhaps, keep an eye on the new AM2+ boards.
November 5, 2007 11:13:03 PM

Because it was cheeper and I need to be able to alt tab out of programs and quick and have alot of programs like azureus running in the background
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November 6, 2007 12:02:11 PM

I thought you were replacing the ram. You're adding more. So your best bet is to get the exact same ram even if it costs a bit more. You're guaranteed a working pair. If you throw in the SLI ram, it will work after some tweaking in bios. Give it a bit more joice in vdimm. That'll be 4x1GB.

Ah, it's AM2. So overclocking the new ram will take some time. I'd still get the exact same.
November 6, 2007 12:33:04 PM

How about links to both sets of RAM
November 6, 2007 6:55:24 PM

I can overclock the Gold lol I already made the gold into 4-4-4-15.
I just put those links so you can see the model not for the background information lol

So what if I put the OCZ gold to 4-4-4-12 would that be a good option?
November 6, 2007 8:36:08 PM

Set it and run memtest86+ and find out.
November 6, 2007 8:48:37 PM

Set it to 4-4-4-12???
November 6, 2007 9:37:40 PM

I was of the understanding that the tRAS needed to be withing 1 of the sum of the first 3. on other words 4+4+4=12 so 11 -13. The Gold flies in the face of that, 5+5+5=15 so 14-16 and yet they call out 12. So yeah, set it for 12 and run Memtest86. All that can happen is that the machine crashes and you reset the ram.