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Old February 28, 2009, 03:45 PM
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i need to buy some new ram. and i would like to know what my best options are. i am looking to spend no more than 200 on this. system spec's are q9550, p5q-deluxe and a 4870x2. i only need 4gigs of ram but do i get 1066 or 1150mhz. ram the 2 that i am looking at are this x2 NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Reaper Hpc Edition PC2-9200 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-1150 CL5-5-5-18 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit - OCZ2RPR11502GK In Canada. or this NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Reaper Hpc Edition PC2-9200 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-1150 CL5-5-5-18 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit - OCZ2RPR11502GK In Canada.. if there are better options let me know.
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Old February 28, 2009, 03:53 PM
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Why do you need such fast memory for? Are you planning on running a really high FSB?

Otherwise memory like PC2-8500 is perfectly fine.

PS: I have some G.Skill PC2-8000 for sale that runs upto 1000mhz ;)
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its kinda cheep thats all.
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Old February 28, 2009, 04:04 PM
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its kinda cheep thats all.
But those kits are 2x1 which will only get you 2gb of memory. So you'd have to spend twice the money to get 4gb where you could spend $80 or less and get a 4gb right out of the gate.
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Old February 28, 2009, 05:15 PM
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4x1 gb + overclocked q9550, your pushing your northbridge. since your budget is $200, try these NCIX.com - Buy OCZ OCZ2FXE12004GK Flex Ex 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1200 CL6-6-6-18 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - OCZ2FXE12004GK In Canada.
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Old February 28, 2009, 05:19 PM
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why spend so much money on ram that really doesnt do anything? DDR3 over DDR2 isnt even a 10% Performance increase.... Performance ram is totally unneeded. The only thing that matters when your buying ram is if it will be stopping you from Overclocking your cpu, and the amount of ram. 2x2GB of PC 8500 is more than enough.
If ur fine with RMA's and u really want some higher end ram, id get these: Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF 4GB 2X2GB PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Memory Kit - DirectCanada

Other than that dont splurge on the higher end stuff because it really makes no difference.

My 2 cents :)


Poster above me made good suggestions as well, except if i was you i wouldnt spend more than $50 on ram
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Old February 28, 2009, 05:30 PM
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These work perfectly on my P5Q-E/Q9550 NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin Ascent PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - 996623 In Canada.

They come with the red Ascent heatspreaders, not the black ones shown in the picture...
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Old February 28, 2009, 05:35 PM
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thx for he answers guys. i will think this over and let you know what i get on monday.
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Old February 28, 2009, 09:58 PM
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i would try those except my computer has to be running for Friday for a local lan i am hosting.
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