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mcolbourn
10-17-06, 07:23 AM
Guys

I am buying some memory for a Core2 system I am building for a mate. I have the board and chip but I was wondering which memory to go for? I was thinking of going for some Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-6400 but unsure if I should go for the C4 or C5 versions. I know the C4 comes with a bit better timings but is that the only difference? and can they be over clocked much.

This is the first System I would have built with DDR2 only DDR so far so I don't have that much exp with DDR2.

btw the main board is a Gigabyte DS4.

Dazz
10-17-06, 10:16 AM
You will find that the C4 memory will oveclock a lot more if you lower
the timings of the memory for the C5 expect around 850-900MHz and the C4 maybe 1000MHz again this varies and not garenteed.

ArrowMk84
10-17-06, 11:55 AM
For overclocking, go with the C4. Mine overclocked quite well and managed to maintain its C4 timings with just a touch of added voltage.

stevemedes
10-17-06, 02:37 PM
If it was me buying, I'd get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820148017

Subtestube
10-17-06, 04:16 PM
Nothing wrong with the C5 - it's what I use, but the others are quite right. If you're an overclocker, the C4 is a better deal. I mainly went with C5 because of the money.

mcolbourn
10-18-06, 03:16 AM
Thanks guys

I will see what he says? but the price difference is only about 20 over here so I may as well get him the C4. Then at least he can't complaine that he will not be able to overclock it :p