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Old 04-05-07, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default Mushkin XP2 PC2-8500 - Any good?

Hi guys. So I'm going to be upgrading my computer at the end of the month (when the intel price drops occur). Here's what I'm looking at getting:

C2D Q6600
Asus P5B-Deluxe
eVGA 8800GTX

Now I'm going to aim for a overclock of 3.2GHz on the Q6600...I think that's reasonable. Maybe just 3.0...But anyways, I noticed today in NCIX.com's weekly sale that they have the Mushkin XP2 PC2-8500 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-4-12 on sale for $250 Canadian! (with the $50 rebate). That's $188 off!

So my question is is this good ram? I was only going to get PC2-6400 rated ram...because I didnt' really need the extra MHz...I was going to drop the multiplier on the Q6600 to 8 and put the FSB at 400...so 800MHZ DDR2 would be fine. But with this stuff I could drop the multy to 6, FSB @ 533 and get the same thing....Is this practical? Is there any need to do this? I just think this is too good of a deal to pass up....

Oh and I want to get to sets of this (4GB total). Does the P5B-Deluxe have any problems with 4 sticks of RAM that I should know about?

Thanks guys!
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