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ryan29121
11-26-07, 02:52 PM
Im about to build a new computer and I plan to overclock it. Im looking at two sticks of ram on newegg and it looks like they offer similar specs but the only difference is that one is double the price. Do you think the more expensive one will provide better overclocking ability? Do you think its worth the extra $80 for the "better" RAM?

Cheaper RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098

More Expensive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231065

methimpikehoses
11-26-07, 02:55 PM
Im about to build a new computer and I plan to overclock it. Im looking at two sticks of ram on newegg and it looks like they offer similar specs but the only difference is that one is double the price. Do you think the more expensive one will provide better overclocking ability? Do you think its worth the extra $80 for the "better" RAM?

Cheaper RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098

More Expensive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231065

No.

CaptNKILL
11-26-07, 02:59 PM
Uhh... no way is that worth it.

DDR2-800 should be plenty to overclock your Q6600. You would be able to hit 3.6Ghz without overclocking the RAM. I doubt you'd be able to get any more than that out of it without some extreme cooling.

Go with the cheap DDR2-800.

If you want more overclocking headroom just in case you upgrade to a Yorkfield next year (they have lower multipliers so you need faster ram) get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161042

I have 2 sets of that stuff and it works great. If you're planning on sticking with the Q6600 for a long time though, you won't need it.

ryan29121
11-26-07, 10:07 PM
Is there another particular type of ram that you would recommend? One thats good for overclocking.