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Old December 22, 2007, 03:33 PM
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I have a Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 motherboard.

I will upgrade my ram soon.

My mobo officially supports 800mhz ram.

But can I put PC8500 ram in the board? Will it work?
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Yes, it will. Great board for oc'ing - see sig.
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Old December 22, 2007, 04:54 PM
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What PC6400 ram do you advise?

I found this 4gb kit.

Canada Computers - Memory > Desktop Memory > DDR2 800 PC2-6400+ : A-DATA DDR2 800 240pin 4GB Kit (2x2GB) Unbuffered-DIMM Non-ECC Memory (w/ Heatsink).

It is only $73.

Is it worth it?
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Old December 22, 2007, 05:03 PM
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I never used A-Data ram before, so I can't tell.
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I never used A-Data ram before, so I can't tell.
Should I play it safe and get a 2gb Mushkin kit?

How are your Muskins?

What overclock can you get out of the pc6400 kit?
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Again, look at my sig... ROFL. Can't go wrong with Mushkin. HP2s are great, XP2s are even better for oc'ing.
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Again, look at my sig... ROFL. Can't go wrong with Mushkin. HP2s are great, XP2s are even better for oc'ing.
How is this?

Canada Computers - Memory > Desktop Memory > DDR2 800 PC2-6400+ : Mushkin XP2-6400 DDR2-800 2x1024MB Extreme Performance Series CAS4-4-3-10 (996523).

Or this 2gb?

Canada Computers - Memory > Desktop Memory > DDR2 800 PC2-6400+ : Mushkin HP2-6400 2GB(2x1GB) DDR2-800 High Performance 4-4-4-12 (2.1v) 240pins (996576).
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I'd get the XP2-6400 if you can afford them. If not then you will be happy with the HP2-6400. I had the HP2-6400 and was able to easily get them to from 800-825. When I posted on the Mushkin Support forum, Greg from Mushkin informed me the HP2-6400 should be able to OC to 900.
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I'd get the XP2-6400 if you can afford them. If not then you will be happy with the HP2-6400. I had the HP2-6400 and was able to easily get them to from 800-825. When I posted on the Mushkin Support forum, Greg from Mushkin informed me the HP2-6400 should be able to OC to 900.
What is the difference between the XP2-6400 and the HP2-6400?
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The difference is the XP2-6400's are Mushkin's highest performing memory series. The XP stands for Extreme Performance and the HP stands for High Performance. The XP2-6400's have tighter timings of 4-4-3-10 and will be able to overclock higher then the HP2-6400's. The HP2-6400's have a timing of 4-4-4-12.
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