RAM recommendation for Q6600 and GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3P

I'm building a new system and planning on putting 4Gb of RAM into it. I decided to go with Q6600 and GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3P. Can you please recommend what RAM (brand, speed, etc...) that'd do the trick? Thanks!
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  1. Recommendations:

    - Q6600
    - GA-P35-DS3

    - 4Gb Crucial RAM DDR2 800 CAS4 @ 80 USD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146565

    - VGA card

    optional:

    - good air cooler (for overclocking)
  2. From the CPU thred you had going I can tell you the you don't need to spend much at all on a video card. Anything that can handle HD decoding is fine, i.e. 8600 GT like I have or an equivilant ATi card.
  3. yomamafor1 said:
    Recommendations:
    - 4Gb Crucial RAM DDR2 800 CAS4 @ 80 USD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146565


    Accourding to the Crucial website... this is the only ram that is Qualified for that MB.. It blows CL6, dont buy the crucial for this board.

    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=30A4C174A5CA7304
  4. Aragorn said:
    From the CPU thred you had going I can tell you the you don't need to spend much at all on a video card. Anything that can handle HD decoding is fine, i.e. 8600 GT like I have or an equivilant ATi card.


    Non!!

    ATI 1650 Pro (512Mb) would do you just fine (HIS with the Arctic cooling aftermarket cooler is sweet with an all solid state capacitor layout). Its like 30.00GBP and probably around 50.00USD (one of the cheapest PCIe cards available). Good one for my flatmate and he is real chuffed!! ATI=better image quality right?? 8600 GT is just not good for anything...

    The ATI 1650 Pro actually quite good for the odd bit of gaming (it will render Doom 3 in Ultra detail at 1024x768 res.) It will also accelerate x264 playback, etc.


    Bob
  5. I already picked a video card, I am just wondering about RAM. So I don't get it, should I go for Crucial or not?
  6. Get a 64 bit OS and go with 8GB of RAM and a stupid fast hard drive.
    that will help you a lot with the stuff you do. (I read the other thread).
  7. yomamafor1 said:
    Recommendations:
    - 4Gb Crucial RAM DDR2 800 CAS4 @ 80 USD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146565


    I owe an apology to yomamafor1, this is the RAM to get, CL4 and cheap. It is also on the vendor list.

    Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146565
  8. rallyimprezive: ya, but there are always some driver issues, then software support problems... i was thinking about it, but decided against that. I think 4gb is more than enough for me. I have 3.5GB now in a 1.7Ghz singe core system and I never use all the RAM, i always hit the processor bottleneck first.

    grieve & yomamafor1: thanks. I guess I'll go with that. Nice and cheap. Straight from the vendor too. That'll at least ensure that there are not a bootleg.
  9. molts said:
    I think 4gb is more than enough for me. I have 3.5GB now in a 1.7Ghz singe core system and I never use all the RAM, i always hit the processor bottleneck first.


    Processor bottleneck is gone for a while with Q6600... you will be waiting on the Vid Card now :)

    **4 GIGS of ram is plenty, as you mentioned already.
  10. Agreed, 4GB of RAM is the way to go. Crucial overclocks like a mother and they use Micron chips. I would recommend setting up a RAID0 or RAID5, all that extra ram needs fast HDD transfer rates.
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