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    Memory advice

    for my E6400 cpu and P5b deluxe mobo. To be used for gaming, with abit of overclocking on top.

    Heres a list within my price range. Ive included stuff like volts, as I have no idea if lower volts are better for overclocking or not. Also included two speeds, as I dont know how much of a difference they will make.

    5300

    Crucial 5300C3 Ballistix 3-3-3-12 2.2v £200
    Corsair 5400c4 4-4-4-23 2.8v £182
    corsair XMS C4 4-4-4-12 £175
    G.Skill 3-4-3-8 2.0-2.2v £176
    G-Skill C4 4-4-4-12 1.8-2.0v £158
    GeIL Ultra 3-4-4-8 1.8-2.4 £161


    6400

    GeIL Pc6400c4 4-4-4-12 1.2-3.1v £200
    GeIL Ultra 4-4-4-12 17- 1.8-2.3 £170
    OCZ Platinum revision 2 XTC series 4-4-4-15 1.8-2.1v £187
    Corsair twinX XMS2 5-5-5-12 1.8-2.2v £187
    OCX EEP Titainium Edition 4-4-4-15 2.2v £193

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    GeIL Ultra 4-4-4-12 17- 1.8-2.3 £170

    Seems like the best value to me and will allow some pretty nice overclocks
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    Go for 6400 stuff, ignore the 5300.

    As for which one, well I'm not sure. I have some 4-4-4-12 stuff that my motherboard will only let me run at 5-5-5-18 unless I clock the CPU


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    Keep in mind that any performance memory may require you to run the voltage a bit higher than JEDEC or OEM specs. Your MOBO can handle anything you have listed too. And, the more you OC, the more voltage typically you will need. So, the higher voltage ratings are good in this case as your memory will be able to handle higher voltages for OCing. However, when you add voltage, you also increase heat.

    Our PC6400C4 is good stuff and the new Dominator version is performing exceptionally well. It dissipates heat exceptionally well.

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    yeah I know abit about the volts. Thats why I included them. But I through that with high memory with a high volts, would mean that I would have less room to overclock with.

    I mean, say a 1.8v would overclock more than a 2.2v - as the volts are initially lower.

    Plus can someone tell me if this mob supports EPP?
    Last edited by colinloves; 25-11-2006 at 06:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    GeIL Ultra 4-4-4-12 17- 1.8-2.3 £170

    Seems like the best value to me and will allow some pretty nice overclocks
    But Ive heard that there are some problems with GeIL ram and the mobo.

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    What they are telling you with the volt spex is the minimum it should boot with and then the maximum supported voltage. The low value is typically set to JEDEC spex so it will boot over a variety of MOBOs, especially on the first post when the MOBO is booting with 1.8v Vdimm. The 2nd value is the cutoff where you will void your warranty.

    These values don't have any specific relation to how much the memory will OC. However, more speed requires more Vdimm so, if you plan to go for a high OC, you should buy memory with the higher supported voltage rating.

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