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What RAM to buy

Postposted on Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:02 am

I am running an AMD 5200+ with some Kingston RAm that won't OC. I knew this when I bought it. Now I want to get some RAM that will allow me to OC a little, while using the stock AMD CPU cooler. (I really like how quiet this box is.) WHat RAM (best bang for $$) will let me do this? Thanks.
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Postposted on Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:04 am

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Postposted on Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:12 am

I'll have to check my MB specs. Thanks.
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Postposted on Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:55 am

Get these Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 800MHz. They are some of the best rams out there and are highly overclockable. I know there is a rebate, but crucial is a very good with rebates (I got mine within 2 months). Also you should can sign up for google checkout and get $10 off your order bringing the total to $40 shipped (info from slickdeals).

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=202541818
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Postposted on Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:55 am

I've been a GSkill fan since my AthlonXP build and haven't looked back ever since. They have a lifetime warranty that they actually do honor (been there).
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Postposted on Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:34 am

I looked at the specs on my MB. I can't determine if it runs 2.2v or 1.8. Where do I check this?
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Postposted on Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:42 pm

Looked at the BIOS of my MB, and it shows 1.93v. What sets this?

Can't find the rebate on the Crucial. Did I miss it?
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Postposted on Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:26 pm

That RAM is down to $59 for 2 gigs. May have to do that one.
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Postposted on Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:42 pm

Just so you know, RAM speeds beyond 800 will help with synthetic tests but it's not going to result in anything noticeable in any applications.

I'd recommend spending $130 on a Black Edition before spending money on overclocking RAM.
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