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Old March 18, 2008, 04:19 PM
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Default Good pc2-6400 ram for oc-ing

Looking for 2 gigs of relatively cheap pc2-6400 ram to use for oc-ing my current system to hopefully extend its life a bit.

I was thinking of this OCZ ram: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Z%20Technology

But there is also some Crucial Ballistix ram for a bit more but I don't know if its a better oc-er and worth the money.

If anyone has any better ideas please let me know!
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Old March 18, 2008, 04:28 PM
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Depends what your system is, and how far you are gonna OC. And also your budget.

The Ballistix will definitely clock higher than the Platinums, but it depends if you need them.

I think you should also have a look at Mushkin HP2/XP2/Redlines as they have excellent support. My set of 2GB HP2-6400 are at 1000mhz 5-5-5-15, with help of Mushkin reps.
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Old March 18, 2008, 06:06 PM
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AMD Athalon 64 x2 4200+
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Not planning on going too extreme, just seeing how far I can push while keeping it running stable 24/7
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Old March 18, 2008, 06:07 PM
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Even though each stick of RAM has different capabilities, I was able to get my OCZ Plat XTC Rev 2 (Same stuff as the link you posted) running fine at DDR2-1000 5-5-5 15 with 2.35v.
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Old March 18, 2008, 07:11 PM
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Looks like you got some good sticks MacJunky. My Mushkins are at the same speed, but only 1.9V

My set won't do 1000mhz at 2.3V, and IIRC they wouldn't even boot at 2.4V. But I think they clocked pretty good when at 4-4-4-12.

@Scart: If you're not looking for anything too extreme, then the Platinums should be OK. Just make sure you won't need a 500mhz FSB, cuz not all of them can do it (eg. mine). There may be cheaper options from other companies (ie. Corsair, G.Skill, Mushkin, Patriot, etc...) as well if you're not shooting for anything extreme. I had a 2GB Corsair 5400C4 kit that clocked very well before I switched to my current Mushkins. Make sure you read a lot of reviews, and you can check the ICs using the DDR2 IC List (but sometimes it's wrong) and Corsair's forums.
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Old March 18, 2008, 07:30 PM
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Unless things have changed with AM2, running an AMD system has the benefit over intel systems of allowing less than 1:1 with the FSB. This allows lower end RAM to be used without affecting the OC of the processor.

Takes AMD folks quite some time to get that through their heads when they move to intel systems..... :)
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I'll put in a vote for Buffalo Firestix
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running an AMD system has the benefit over intel systems of allowing less than 1:1 with the FSB.
Hahah...almost forgot. Although performance gets hit doesn't it?
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I used to be an OCZ fan... but now almost everything they sell has a MIR(like eVGA). I've heard many many complaints about OCZ's rebates.. i would try and get a reasonably-priced set without rebate. GL
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