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DDR2 Ram Recommendation

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September 13, 2010 2:05:42 AM

Hello, I need a recommendation of DDR2 RAM that perform very excellent and stable with Q9550 (E0) @ 4.0Ghz.
Currently my CPU is at 3.4Ghz and I cannot push it further enough because my current RAM is bottleneck and always hang on POST.

My motherboard is Gigabyte EP43-UD3L.
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September 13, 2010 3:35:20 AM

Axelion said:
Hello, I need a recommendation of DDR2 RAM that perform very excellent and stable with Q9550 (E0) @ 4.0Ghz.
Currently my CPU is at 3.4Ghz and I cannot push it further enough because my current RAM is bottleneck and always hang on POST.

My motherboard is Gigabyte EP43-UD3L.


Two people ask about DDR2 recommendations at the same time... curious... but, seriously.... Your motherboard will support up to 16gb of DDR2 RAM ranging from DDR2 800 to 1333. I would recommend going with more rather than faster RAM. This will open up that bottleneck and gulp it down like a cold refreshing drink!

My Advice for more RAM is as follows:

Newegg Comparison Link

The Four sets of 2x2gb DDR2-800 sets I picked out were priced between ~70 to ~85 dollars shipped. I will list them in my preference from best brand/performance/build-quality/bang-for-buck to lowest, although they are all great! (All prices include shipping as of time this is posted)


CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory $69.99 After MIR

Patriot Extreme Performance Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory $69.99 After MIR

OCZ Gold 4GB(2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory $81.98

Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory $82.99

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September 13, 2010 3:51:41 AM

Are you saying that all those 4 rams will overclock well to match the ratio of 4.0Ghz CPU?
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September 13, 2010 3:58:03 AM

What I am saying is that any one of those four models of RAM sticks is very capable of going beyond its bounds to match or exceed your current setup.
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