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Old January 5, 2009, 02:25 PM
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wait, so if I run this ram at 1066Mhz then its considered beating the crap out of it?
No. When I was running them @ 1200MHz or so @ 2.3V that was beating the crap out of them. Right now I run them 1066MHz @ 2.0V which is gentle, lol.
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Old January 6, 2009, 11:35 AM
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These Ascent Mushkin xps are the very best ram on the market even better than Redlines.
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Bump for the corsair ram mentioned in first post, got mine from ncix.com on sale for 100$ ish three months ago 90 is a solid price and the ram comes with a fan but with the heat spreaders is not required though is if you want to go through the long process to safely over clock it, though from experience ram and videos cards don't overclock well and you should always check version codes and do a little forum trolling to get a baseline with the cooling you've added.

Though without extra cooling the pc8500 wouldn't get more than 1100mhz for me reliably and I really didn't want to go much higher than that as I didn't want to damage them. Now I run them at spec of 1066mhz as I didn't see enough of an increase to justify overclocking and more than likely reducing their product life.

But really if you have gone through an upgrade to a 8000+ nvidia series or 3000+ series radeon with ddr2 ram and a dual core you really don't need to overclock the specs you're given. Though I do give <3 to people who try water cooling and successfully get step increases that survive 6-8 hrs stress tests without overheating as its a fairly long process both in planning, execution and long incremental testing and a little bit of risk thrown in. But in my mind fluids that conduct electricity and hardware that is very sensitive to electrical tolerances is open invitation for some mishap. Def get good water blocks and tubing from reliable retailer/brand name.

Though for me the cost doesn't quite make enough of a difference to justify it with hardware compared to what the running requirements of most games is now vs quake3 release, 1999-2000 gaming era. Hardware innovation and design have come a very long way since then, though unfortunately so have prices for components but thats common as the saving you get from self assembly are still pretty good. Though timing and research and sometimes luck help with sales and waiting a year or so with new hardware releases.

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If newegg had them in stock i would suggest,

A-DATA Vitesta Extreme 1066+

Very under appreciated ram. I've had them installed in about 6 machines and no problems what-so-ever. Usually under $100 CAD too.
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Old January 12, 2009, 04:43 AM
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I had 8GB of that Corsair running at 1133 5-5-5-12
4GB at 1147GHz

All on the Maximus Formula.
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Old January 13, 2009, 11:53 AM
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muskin redlines 8000 is my vote ive tested up 2 1104 tb2 in bios at 2.0v at 5-5-5-12
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Seems like the redlines are best choice IMO, i too will probably get a set.

Those redlines run at such low volts, does it help bring down the temperature in the northbridge?
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well from lookin at my notes i had 4x1gb of crucial balisticks that i ran at 1093 tb off in bios 2.2v/now with my mushys 80002x2gb my cpu temps r 1c lower
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Even though you have read of a Bad Batch of Corsair RAM, I have never personally had a problem with them. I've run the XMS2 , Dominator and never an issue.
Although, I will be trying the Redlines when I start getting into OC territory.

I think if your going cutting edge, and the rest of the system can handle it, get the redlines and push them.
Otherwise, strap in some Corsair and call it a day.

As for Northbridge temps, as far as I'm aware,
2x2GB is better than 4x1GB , less stress, less temp. As for what the OC will do to the temps, I have no idea.

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