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Old July 25, 2007, 05:52 AM
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Hi all im planning to build a budget gaming computer and i need help deciding what ram to use.

The specs are:
e4300
asus p5k c
antec 900

Those are all that matters right now and im wondering what i would be better of with.

1. OCZ (OCZ2P8002GK) DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz Platinum XTC 2GB (2x1024MB) Dual Channel Kit Canada Computers - Memory > DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz + : OCZ (OCZ2P8002GK) DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz Platinum XTC 2GB (2x1024MB) Dual Channel Kit.

2. Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 Low Latency DIMM Kit (PDC22G6400LLK Canada Computers - Memory > DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz + : Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 Low Latency DIMM Kit (PDC22G6400LLK ).

I will be overclocking and would like to know your thoughts. Part of the deal on the ocz ram ends today so i will await your answers.
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Old July 25, 2007, 06:03 AM
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between those two kits it probably doesn't much matter. E4XXXs generally don't go over 400FSB that often...the E4XXX series is notorious for FSB walls at < 400FSB. since both kits are rated for 400MHz you should be able to set the memory to run 1:1 4-4-4 until you hit your CPU FSB wall.

the only reason for one or the other would be warranty, who is better to deal with. or if there is a compatibility issue with either one. i have no comment with compatibility because i have never worked with the P5K C or either of those kits. HTH
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Old July 25, 2007, 08:20 AM
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Hi all im planning to build a budget gaming computer and i need help deciding what ram to use.

The specs are:
e4300
asus p5k c
antec 900

Those are all that matters right now and im wondering what i would be better of with.

1. OCZ (OCZ2P8002GK) DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz Platinum XTC 2GB (2x1024MB) Dual Channel Kit Canada Computers - Memory > DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz + : OCZ (OCZ2P8002GK) DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz Platinum XTC 2GB (2x1024MB) Dual Channel Kit.

2. Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 Low Latency DIMM Kit (PDC22G6400LLK Canada Computers - Memory > DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz + : Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 Low Latency DIMM Kit (PDC22G6400LLK ).

I will be overclocking and would like to know your thoughts. Part of the deal on the ocz ram ends today so i will await your answers.
Budget and overclocking in the same sentence don't go together. If you cheap out on some parts that'll be the weakest link in your overclock.
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Old July 25, 2007, 09:20 AM
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Your E4300 will already be the limit of your overclocking so either of those kits will work perfectly fine.
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OCZ kit is Elpidia-based, while the Patriot kit is Micron-Based. Micron overclocks better, but requires more juice to do so.
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Old July 25, 2007, 10:29 AM
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Changed my mind last minute and decided to use an older monitor for now and spend more on my other parts.

e6420
Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-8500 Eased Latency DIMM Kit (PDC22G8500ELK

I figure i'll do better with these


I know this isn't the buy or sell spot but if anyone has an extra or used c2d lying around, about this level of processor i wouldn't mind buying a used one.

I'm located in Toronto
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