Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Which do I need PC2-6400 or PC2-8000?

Last response: in Memory
Share
February 12, 2008 6:54:13 AM

Hello,

I'm sitting here with some G.Skill 4GB DDR2 PQ PC2-8000C5 (2x2GB) CAS5 (£82) ready to be opened however since ordering the RAM a few people have said I don't need PC2-8000 RAM and should buy some GeIL 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-6400C5 800MHz Black Dragon DDR2 (£67) instead.

This would save me about £15 but I'd have to wait until tomorrow (not long I suppose) before it will arrive and I can use it.

My current spec is:

CPU: C2D E6600
MB: GA 965P DS3P
RAM: 2GB Crucial Ballistix PC2-5300C3
GFX: BFG 8800GT OC2

I will only be overclocking my CPU to about 3.2-3.3GHz as I want my hardware to last about 15 months before parts start dying. I don't wish to overclock my RAM. From previous experience RAM dies very easily.

So, which RAM would you recommend?

More about : pc2 6400 pc2 8000

a b } Memory
February 12, 2008 7:23:55 AM

Since your going to OC either would be fine. The DDR2 800 mHz (6400) stuff should be fine for 99% of situations and will allow you to OC to slightly above 400mHz FSB. That should get you up to about 3.6-3.8 Ghz (theoretically - 9 x 400mhz = 3.6 ghz). Having the higher FSB DDR2 will make things easier, but if your wanting to save some $, you could get by with the 800mHz stuff.
February 13, 2008 11:40:01 AM

Kemik said:

I don't wish to overclock my RAM. From previous experience RAM dies very easily.


Yes, but they are cheap as hell!
a b } Memory
February 13, 2008 12:15:08 PM

DDR2 800 should be fine as long as you don't OC it like hell. Go with RAM that has D9 Micron chips.
!