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    Which RAM would you buy?

    ok, so which would you buy, Im going to get 4gb for my new e6600 / P5B rig (yes im getting vista x64)

    either

    http://www.memory-configurator.com/p...ies/index.html

    or

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-058-GL

    Is OCUK really that bad a retailer as i have heard, and if i go for the first one (5-5-5-15) vs the second (4-4-4-12) what limits will it impose on my OC, and what kind of performance difference would i see?

    Please no unsupported or unreasoned trashing of the retailers, but if you have a horror story fair enough

    Many thanks

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    Personally I'd go for the GeIL, but 'some' people have had bad experiences with OCuk. Personally I've never had a prob with them.

    Unless you're going for a radical overclock the timings won't make a hugely noticeable difference.
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    i've got the geil and it clocks to 1066mhz 5-5-5-15 @2.1

    good stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoB_DoG View Post
    ok, so which would you buy, Im going to get 4gb for my new e6600 / P5B rig (yes im getting vista x64)

    either

    http://www.memory-configurator.com/p...ies/index.html

    or

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-058-GL

    Is OCUK really that bad a retailer as i have heard, and if i go for the first one (5-5-5-15) vs the second (4-4-4-12) what limits will it impose on my OC, and what kind of performance difference would i see?

    Please no unsupported or unreasoned trashing of the retailers, but if you have a horror story fair enough

    Many thanks
    Be aware that if you use 4x1gb sticks, you wont get much more that 533/667 from them, so if you are buying with overclocking in mind, dont get 4x1gb.
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    "Be aware that if you use 4x1gb sticks, you wont get much more that 533/667 from them"


    Really?
    Last edited by GSte; 05-05-2007 at 06:17 PM. Reason: Trying to sort out the quote thing

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    Your milage may vary, but if I remember right, all the current chipsets including nvidia, dont like 4x1gb for overclocking. It was in an article by Tony from OCZ, I'll see if I can find it.
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    That's cool then... I can now justify getting two different 2 x 1GB kits and playing around with them You ever tried any ballistix clunk? People keep telling me to buy it over on xtremesystems....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSte View Post
    "Be aware that if you use 4x1gb sticks, you wont get much more that 533/667 from them"


    Really?
    I've got 4x1GB in my abit fn-in9 sli and they are running fine at 800Mhz, CPU isn't overclocked at the moment due to beta bios, but 4x1GB seems fine for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by redddraggon View Post
    I've got 4x1GB in my abit fn-in9 sli and they are running fine at 800Mhz, CPU isn't overclocked at the moment due to beta bios, but 4x1GB seems fine for me
    It'll be interesting to see if itll do it 1:1 when you get a decent bios
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    It'll be interesting to see if itll do it 1:1 when you get a decent bios
    Well to be honest I can't get the FSB above about 350MHz whether or not the RAM is sync'd at 1:1 (with both 4GB and 2GB). OK though when the ratio's are different I can get the RAM past 800, shame about the FSB.

    Hasn't been a decent BIOS out for the board yet, it's disappointing.

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    I know a guy with a SLi board, with 4x1 gb g skill hz's (black ones, same as mine) that is @ 3.5ghz with the QX6700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No.72 View Post
    I know a guy with a SLi board, with 4x1 gb g skill hz's (black ones, same as mine) that is @ 3.5ghz with the QX6700.
    which sli board is it?

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    I cant find that article I read about this, did anyone else read it or have I imagined it?
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    tis the 680, but I think he made a hack or something for the BIOS to get it to work properly. Do you really need 4gb anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by No.72 View Post
    tis the 680, but I think he made a hack or something for the BIOS to get it to work properly. Do you really need 4gb anyway?
    4GB seems to make x64 vista a lot smoother. I've noticed when I run orthos with 2GB my system is at a crawl and I can't use it for anything else, with 4GB I'm able to watch videos/surf the net/use msn/ etc

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