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Old January 29, 2009, 10:00 PM
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I am looking for 4x2GB RAM for Asus P5Q-E.
I want 4-4-4-12 or 4-4-4-15 at 1.8V (no overvolting) very stable, rock solis as PC runs some long calculations, BSODs are not welcome even once a month.

Will those Mushkin Redlines do the trick?
Canada Computers - Memory > Desktop Memory > DDR2 800 PC2-6400+ : Mushkin XP PC2-8000 Redline 4GB (2X2GB) DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit (996593).

They are rated at 1000 (500), I only need 800 (400) but tighter timings.

Or those are the best I can do (5-4-4-12)
Canada Computers - Memory > Desktop Memory > DDR2 800 PC2-6400+ : Mushkin HP2 6400 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800 5-4-4-12 (1.8V) 240pins (996587).

Currently I run 4x2GB EM Mushkin at 5-5-5-18 (they are rated 5-5-5-12). Those are nuke safe
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There's pretty much nothing out there that can do DDR2-800 CAS 4 @ 1.8v, if you haven't already noticed.
And 8 GB @ DDR2-800 4-4-4 1.8v?

Not a chance.

Either live with your CAS 5, or realize lower speeds with tighter timings = worse performance than higher speed with 5-5-5.

You will get better performance from DDR2-1000 5-5-5 than DDR2-800 4-4-4.

And you can get lots of stuff that does DDR2-1000+ @ 1.8v.
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Well, those look like fitting the bill. Where is the cheapest store I can get them from, except for newegg.ca (they charge PST and very high shipping rates)?
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Old January 30, 2009, 10:58 AM
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NCIX.com - Buy G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ In Canada.

Buy G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

Memoryhouse has 3.99 express shipping.
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I'll add another vote for G.Skill. Great ram at good prices. I've used MemoryHouse many times now and they are amazing.
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I completely forgot about the Qimonda-based G.Skill Pi Blacks...
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Oh, well. I endup getting 4 sticks of Mushkin Redlines for $132 + taxes at CanadaComputers. I highly doubt that I would be able to run 4 2GB sticks at 400MHz 4-4-4-15 at 1.8V 1:1 ratio. So, I will probably settle for 5-4-4-12 at 1.8V 1:1 ratio. I need total and absolute stability and low temps (hottest part of my PC is 4870 - 84 degrees under load). So, if those Redlines are as half as good as people say, then I should get it stable. I cannot afford a single BSOD :)
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Those redlines would do fine at 800mhz 4-4-4-12. My 8gb of Redline ascents (aka redlines with ascent heatsinks) are currently running on 800mhz 4-4-4-12, 2.1v though, since I needed to tweak the subtimings.
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Those redlines would do fine at 800mhz 4-4-4-12. My 8gb of Redline ascents (aka redlines with ascent heatsinks) are currently running on 800mhz 4-4-4-12, 2.1v though, since I needed to tweak the subtimings.
Yes...@ 2.10v. The OP wants 8GB of PC2 6400-4-4-4-12 @ 1.8v. Might be okay running that with 4GB(2x2GB), but running 8GB(4x2GB) will almost surely take more vDIMM too stabilize...can't see needing less than 2.0v for the stability he requires(unless he lucks out on an above-average set).

Dammm.. Jackquelegs... why did you dig this up... i didn't notice the date. He already has the RAM.
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I was tired

I think I will do a test run to push low voltages.
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