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    ok ive read about here in the forums, but im not clear on why name brand ram is good for OCing. would appreciate it if someone broke it down for me.

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    it depends on what type of chip the company is using. i trust samsung cause they seem to make good fast stable chips
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    Samsung is good and thats what OCZ uses in thier 3700 that reaches DDR500+ speeds (although its modified). However the best is going to depend on what setup you are doing.

    The Winbond BH5 chips (most 3200) are the best for low latency (2-2-2-5) at up to 250mhz with some voltage, and the Hynix (used in PC4000 from Corsair, OCZ) are the best for top speed. Which one you want depends on what you are putting it in.

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    yes...depending on what you want as far as fsb speed.....samsungs and ocz are good but so isnt micron, crucial, etc....it all depends on what you want as far as speed...i dont push mine past its limits as for hz....mine is pc2700 (166fsb) and is running 166fsb in sync with cpu at 166fsb for optimal performance...it will acheive 175fsb max but lockup and crash issues from 168-175.....not worth it....runs great @ recommended speeds for memory.....not recommended speeds are being pushed from cpu (2100+)=13x 166fsb= 2.175g's.......by the way smokin pc ....why cant you push your 2500 to higher multiplier??? awesome fsb but why not 11x?

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    What I meant by my post is it depends what setup you have. For example for a P4 2.4 that will hit very high speeds, the ram simply cannot keep up so your best bet there is to get the fastest 3200 memory you can and run it at 5:4 2,2,2,5. My RAM is capable of 240mhz+ with some more juice.

    If you have a 2.6 or 2.8 your best bet would be to get the fastest top speed memory you can since the higher multipliers knock off a lot of FSB speed and you will be able to run it 1:1.

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    so now memory cant keep up with the pace.....hmmm....it used to be cpu's being the woosies and couldnt keep up with memory...:thumb:

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