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Old January 12, 2008, 12:56 PM
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Hi folks,I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good 4gb RAM kit to go with a gigabyte P35-DS3L motherboard.I'm looking for the best bang for the buck RAM,not necessarily the cheapest or most expensive.I'm pretty sure I'll be ordering from "DC" out west.On a related topic,anyone know if there any issues with getting "DC" to ship across the country (BC - NB) ?
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Old January 12, 2008, 02:21 PM
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I've ordered from them a few times and always managed to get what I'd ordered.
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Do you have any idea about what sort of use it'll be seeing? What kind of FSB's you'll be hitting? The P35 can break 500 FSB pretty often on dual-core processors, but I don't think any of the boards let you run less than 1:1 memory ratio. Lots of 2x2GB 800 MHz kits are pretty cheap these days, but they don't all have very much OC-ing headroom beyond their stated specs.

DC'll get you your stuff, although I find they tend to take an extra day or two to get the stuff in the mail over NCIX.
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I'm planning it for mostly gaming at first,but it'll eventually become the "household" computer as my current system becomes obsolete.Going for the core2duo 6750 processor but I'm not planning on overclocking (at least not for a while)
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You can try these G.SKILL F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-15 They are on @ NCIX for $99.99
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the price looks good,but will they work well with the motherboard ?
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I don't see why they wouldn't. Your motherboard supports 1.8v. These run at 1.8~1.9 volts. I had a set a of Mushkin HP2-6400 in that exact same board and the board booted with the ram. The HP2-6400s 2.1 volts.
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get what i got it rules, i got mine locally though in the states. its a 2GB pack i just bought two packs.
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OK,another question.Which would be better 2GB DDR2-800 or 4GB of DDR2-667?I'm going to use vista home premium 64bit so it'll recognise the extra ram.And the price looks comparable.What effect does the latency have on the RAM ? I notice some more expensive ones have lower numbers. Does this translate well to performance ? I'm trying to keep costs down and trying not to let it creep up lol.
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I'm planning it for mostly gaming at first,but it'll eventually become the "household" computer as my current system becomes obsolete.Going for the core2duo 6750 processor but I'm not planning on overclocking (at least not for a while)
Household computer? Don't bother with 4gb then just use 2gb as you'll have to switch to a 64bit OS and if its just a household computer you won't need 4gb so save your money to get that new processor.
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