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Advice on memory upgrade for ga-p35-ds3l

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January 10, 2009 6:23:58 PM

I am considering going to 8gb while memory is so cheap, ive always used corsair ddr2-800 with 1.8 volts because the amdasus m2ne would only take that, i now have a q6600 and the mobo suports up to 1333fsb.
These r the the ones im thinking about.
http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I would love to have 1066, but with the high latency and the cost, im willing to keep 800 since it has worked for me so far.
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January 10, 2009 7:55:13 PM

Why not G. Skill. I use G. Skill in so many ASUS MB's I currently have running. I am running 8 GB of the PC28500 at 1066 5-5-5-12 and 8 GB of the PC26400 at 800MHz + at 4-4-4-12! I have a lot of the G. Skill PC26400, it is really great responsive RAM and cheap price too.

Japanese, but really great RAM for me in my ASUS X38

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I know it's hard to believe, but these kit's run at 4-4-4-12 at 1.9v! 8gigs at 4-4-4-12 800MHz. + pn a 780G ASUS board.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

January 10, 2009 11:03:54 PM

I thought gskill was just for intel chipsets,and i like to have the option of going back to amd(im ok with dd2 for a bit, ever when am3 comes out) without have to invest in memory, as it stands the corasir memory i have will be going into my daughters be2350 based sytem, and my soon to be built be2350
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January 10, 2009 11:29:51 PM

I would go with the same ram that you already have installed. In this case, I think it is the Corsair. It also happens to be the cheapest.

As far as performance goes, the speed and latencies do not matter very much to application performance for the C2D processors. DDR2-800 is fine. You will probably benefit more from the added ram than faster ram.

With 8gb, you may not be able to overclock much. The added sticks make it harder for a motherboard to manage.
January 11, 2009 2:51:43 AM

geofelt said:
I would go with the same ram that you already have installed. In this case, I think it is the Corsair. It also happens to be the cheapest.

As far as performance goes, the speed and latencies do not matter very much to application performance for the C2D processors. DDR2-800 is fine. You will probably benefit more from the added ram than faster ram.

With 8gb, you may not be able to overclock much. The added sticks make it harder for a motherboard to manage.

Im sorry, i forgot to mention, i have 4-1gb sticks of ddr2 800 from corsair, im taking all of those out to put 4-2gb sticks in, thats why im open as to what brand to get, although, i usually go with corsair or crucial. Cant, be intel memory only though(i think some gkill is) cause im getting me a hankering for a phenom 2
January 11, 2009 3:22:02 AM

I like A-Data myself. Great ram and cheap.
January 14, 2009 10:38:44 PM

Okay ive narrowed it down to these memory modules.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I am running xp right now, so im gonna order 2 sets of the memory for a total of 8gb, im gonna run windows xp pr0 64bit edition, and xp pro(assuming 8gb doesnt screw it up, im aware it will only see 3.5gb) until i decide which version 64bit version of vista to run, i liked the version of vista that was on alienware computers at cygamz, which i think was vista business, unfornately cygamz closed down sunday and i couldnt get there or call to find out. Also, retail or oem version?
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January 14, 2009 10:54:38 PM

I have that G. SKill PC28500 in my main system in My Configuration. I'm at work. I'll try and remember to post some links that benchmark the RAM extensively. It's some real nice Japanese RAM. Polpular chips over there. I have 8gigs running for close to a year now. It clocks well over 1066MHz. on my X38. I set it down to 1000MHz. I believe, and moved the system bus up to get my 3450 quad core to 3.0GHz. It performs flawlessly. Never let me down yest which is more than I can say for Corsiar, Crucial, and OCZ. It will not run at 4 CAS LAT however.
January 14, 2009 11:13:11 PM

badge said:
I have that G. SKill PC28500 in my main system in My Configuration. I'm at work. I'll try and remember to post some links that benchmark the RAM extensively. It's some real nice Japanese RAM. Polpular chips over there. I have 8gigs running for close to a year now. It clocks well over 1066MHz. on my X38. I set it down to 1000MHz. I believe, and moved the system bus up to get my 3450 quad core to 3.0GHz. It performs flawlessly. Never let me down yest which is more than I can say for Corsiar, Crucial, and OCZ. It will not run at 4 CAS LAT however.

Thanks, i would appreciate that, i tend to over analyze things, and stepping out of my corsair, crucial box is scary, but those prices are irresisatable, 8gb for 90 bucks. Any advice on which version of vista, im gonna run xp pro 64bit, and xp rpo 32bit(assuming it will run with 8gb, i know i t will only see 3.5, but hopefully eight wont make it crash) for awhile, and then on of the vista 64bit in a month or so.
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January 14, 2009 11:53:33 PM

I'm still at the office, but I'll be home later and try to remember to post those benchmarking links. Really impressive. Well, I use Vista 64 Ultimate. Then I have Vusta 32 Home Premium. I have six Vista machines running. Vista Business 64 does not have the Media Center, I believe. So you would want Viusta 64 Ultimate or Home Premium with Media Center. Just installed Windows 7 Beta on one machine a couple of days ago. I'll get the links up later. It's rellay nice RAM. Fast and reliable.
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January 15, 2009 1:13:32 AM

I must be losing my mind. I have this RAM, the PC28000 1000MHz. G. Skill. I also have the G. Skill PC26400 800MHz. running in three systems. I have four Vista 64 Ultimate systems equipped with G. Skill RAM. . Two with 8 gigs. One with G. Skill PC28000 and the other with G. Skill PC26400. Then a third system my son uses for gaming with 6 gigs of G. Skill PC26400. And my wife's Vista 64 system has 4 x 1GB of some Micron G. Skill PC26400. All are fast and perform flawlessly.


http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=16...


Sorry for my confusion. This the G. Skill I have eight gigs in my personal system in my configuration.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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