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What RAM should I choose?

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August 2, 2008 12:26:56 AM

Hi, I'm wondering what RAM (DDR2) to get for a new computer I'm making. Some specs for as follows:

Mobo: Asus P5Q-e
CPU: Intel e8400

What else do you need? I plan on overclocking to 3.6ghz (400x9) right away, and maybe 4ghz (445x9) later on w/ an OCZ Vendetta 2 HSF.

My budget for RAM is ~150 CAD, so nothing over that. Thanks. :D  Also, I'm hoping for 4GB (2x2Gb) of RAM for Vista Premium 64-bit. Thanks in advance.

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August 2, 2008 1:33:28 AM

I've actually found some memory:

Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF 4GB 2X2GB PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Memory Kit ....for $164.99 CAD

Is this good?
August 2, 2008 2:22:23 AM

Don't buy any RAM with a spec voltage higher than 1.9V -- it'll just be a factory OC.
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August 2, 2008 2:33:22 AM

I would suggest going with DDR2 800 - the 1066 is usually just oveclocked 800. You should be able to save a little $$$ that way.
August 2, 2008 2:36:31 AM

try the G-skill 2X2GB 1066 kit you can get it at newegg now for under 100 dollasr.. I have used this memory in 3 builds the past 2 months and it is good memory...