By monday i'm going to dwell into the world of Skyrim but i need to upgrade my RAM and they need to be viable for some moderate/heavy overclocking of my CPU (E8400) - 4.0Ghz and GPU (ATI HD5770).
My motherboard is aged and still use DDR2, 240-DIMM.
With both the Ivy and Kepler/ATI 7000 series coming out in beginning of 2012 (feb/march would be my guess) i'm waiting for a complete overhaul of my system - so it seems that i'm forced to buy some overpriced DDR2 modules to play Skyrim.
I currently have 2x1 Crucial Ballistix PC-8500 CL5, 1066mhz.
What PC2-xxxx am i aiming at with a 3.8-4.0Ghz overclock of E8400?
Can i buy RAM that's not of the same make but fits the bill in terms of specs of my older ram?