DDR2 Suggestions

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DDR2 Suggestions

Postposted on Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:26 pm

Ok, Here's the situation...

I'm going to be building a Phenom System next month. Hopefully, if I can actually buy the parts... :-?

DDR2 is fairly cheap right now, I have some extra cash and I'm afraid the price may go up if AMD actually releases the Phenoms with decent availability....

This is what I've been considering (although still a little pricey)...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820146677

I've been reading quite a few reviews of memory recently and it seems the Micron D9 chips are the best option... One review I read said that the Mushkin DDR2-800 would OC to 1066 levels without any problems, but the 1066 is actually cheaper right now...

The Crucial Ballistix seem to be a decent choice as well, and are actually quite a bit cheaper (without the rebate hassle!).... I'd actually be willing to go for DDR2-800 if I knew it had plenty of headroom with looser timings....

I guess what I'm asking for is decent personal experiences with DDR2 memory sticks from overclockers, be it the 800 or 1066 variety...

I checked the front page and couldn't find any Ram reviews.
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Postposted on Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:08 am

My opinion, buy 2 cheap 2 gig sticks. The quantity of ram is more important than the speed of it. Let the motherboard do most of the work for you.
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Postposted on Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:33 am

Your proably right CND... I could actually get 4Gb's for the same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231145

No $25 rebate, but I hate that anyway... When it does finally come, it's not like a winfall or anything, and you have to wait for months!!

I'm ordering that 4Gb G.Skill in the morning!!

I've learned that buying stuff online when your buzzed is NOT a good Idea... So I'm not gonna do it!! :P
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Postposted on Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:13 am

Cheap DDR2-800 and don't even bother overclocking it.
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