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Need some RAM for NF4 @250mhz, suggestions!

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Howdy folks,

 

I sold off the hynix in my sig and am stuck with 512mb of crucial 2700 at the time being.

 

I'm looking for something that will do 250mhz 1T 2.5-3-3-8 or better, not killer timings but good enough. I'd probley like to go PC 4000 so i can rma without feeling guilty if it doesnt do 250, but i would do 3200 if its safe bet to hit 250. These DFI boards are pretty picky so i figured i'd post and ask for what people think, what ram people have had sucess with. I'd like to hang around $150 for a price.

 

Thanks folks!

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Well geil has some PC-4000 at 2.5-4-4-7 for $131 at the egg, but i'm not sure if its going to play well, and was wondering if anyone else has found good stuff on the cheap.

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there's also OCZ Gold 3200 (Bh-5 based) that while only says 3200, most will do 250 @ 2-2-5-2 @ 3.3v+ (since it is after all, bh-5 based)

 

http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp...N82E16820227211

 

$152.75 for 1GB kit....not too shabby...

 

I swear AG has become a spokesperson for that SPECIFIC product... OCZ gold bh-5 is all I've read for the past 20 minutes.

 

Bust out some geil pc5000 with rather artistic heatsinks...

 

http://www.buyxg.com/store/item.asp?key=RM-176-102

 

Even cheaper than you wanted! :shake:

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Hello,

 

I would recommend something that takes 2.8v and can run at 250Mhz.

 

The Mushkin Redline requires 3.3v - 3.5v, so it will be running hot.

 

Crucial Ballistix PC4000 2.5-4-4-8 (might be able to run at low timings).

Crucial spec says 2.8v, they dont list a range for some reason.

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Could someone recommend some 1Gig sticks (preferably a dual-channel kit of 2x1024Meg sticks) to get to 240-250HTT at 2-3-3-6 timings or there abouts?

 

I've been looking at 2Gb DDR PC3200 OCZ EL Platinum Dual Channel kit - OCZ OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K (€345) and Corsair TWINX2048-XMS3200C2.

I assume with the OCZ sticks there's a good chance it'll be TCC5 instead of TCCD.

The Corsair stuff apparently uses Infineon 64M X 8 ICs.

 

/-Aside-/

Assuming I find 2x1Gig sticks that run, could I slap 2x256Meg sticks of similar-speed ram in the second pair of slots on the board with my San Diego 3700 and still run ~240Mhz HTT @ 1T CmdRate?

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Ballistix 4000

OCZ Platinum rev2 3200

OCZ 4200EL Platinum

OCZ Gold VX 4000

 

there's also OCZ Gold 3200 (Bh-5 based) that while only says 3200, most will do 250 @ 2-2-5-2 @ 3.3v+ (since it is after all, bh-5 based)

 

http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp...N82E16820227211

 

$152.75 for 1GB kit....not too shabby...

 

Woah nice timings, i want 2-2-5-2 is there more BH-5 stuff in higher speed like DDR500/550? Obviously the timings would be as good as 2-2-5-2 but i hope there is more of a range in the BH-5 stuff.

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I'd pick anything with FOR SURE UTT-CH chips, but stuff with the BH chips seems to have issues with high FSB, 1T, and memtest#8/SuperPI32M/StressPrime.

 

I have a set of new BH here, runs 260Mhz flawlessly @ 2T, errors out badly in test#8 if I go 1T over 195Mhz. Where as most sets of UTT-CH (aka the OLD FAMOUS VX stuff) runs 250-260Mhz 1T like a champ.

 

The difference is as simple as SuperPI32M..... 250Mhz CH 1T 26m54s and 260mhz BH 2T 27m51s, so the 2T hurts a bit.

 

until I find a source of real UTT-CH chips Im out of the mmory buying business. Ill suffer with what I have till the dust settles. Since you ant even count on OCZ 4000VX to actually _BE_ VX, I surrender.

 

I cant test the 4x 512M settings till OCZ rma's my bad set of BH, if the 4 sticks ultimately @ 2T work as well as 4 sticks of CH @ 2T, then I wont be too unhappy.

 

if not, then 2 kits of OCZ BH will go up for disposal.

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