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    RAM upgrade advice for SK83G

    Ok I really want to upgrade to 2Gb of ram in my shuttle and was wondering what you guys would recommend?
    I would also like to know what my current ram is worth. It is listed below.

    1x 512Mb OCZ400512ELPE
    1x 512Mb OCZ400512EL

    Many thanks.
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    Can anyone give me an idea of my OCZ ddr's value on the second hand market please.
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    Does anybody have an opinion on this post?
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    Can't help you on price, but for new RAM, I would just get some decent value stuff - Corsair Value Select or Crucial. The only problem is the higher CAS rating of 3. If you want lower, Corsair XMS3200C2 has a CAS rating of 2.5 (2 if you're on Intel), while something like Ballistix should give even tighter timings.
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    Is the CAS rating going to considerably affect the speed of my pc?
    Main Rig: i2600k@4.3Ghz/ASUS P8P67 PRO/MSi GTX580/16GB Mushkin/HAF X/Noctua NH-D14

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedge22
    Is the CAS rating going to considerably affect the speed of my pc?
    no. It affects it a little but the boost your getting from going to 2gb will be a squillion (lovely term eh?) times bigger so your only going to notice an increase in speed.

    however as with all value ram, overclocking is a no-no.

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    overclocking with value ram is not impossible, it just means you will have to use memory dividers to get the overclock because your memory will not clock much if at all past 200mhz

    with ram dividers you could run your fsb at 250mhz and keep your ram at 200mhz for example

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    quite alot of value ram seems to get about 220fsb? and from then on you can just use a divider.

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    • wedge22's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
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    Well I do not o/c my shuttle as its fast enough for me plus it gets a little too hot when o/cing it.
    Anyone able to give me a value on my current ram?
    Main Rig: i2600k@4.3Ghz/ASUS P8P67 PRO/MSi GTX580/16GB Mushkin/HAF X/Noctua NH-D14

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      • 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3
      • Storage:
      • OCZ 240GB SSD and Seagate 3TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • PNY GTX 780 OC
      • PSU:
      • Silverstone SFX 450G
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    Would anyone buy my ram then?
    Main Rig: i2600k@4.3Ghz/ASUS P8P67 PRO/MSi GTX580/16GB Mushkin/HAF X/Noctua NH-D14

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