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    I would get this. It overclocks extremely well.

    OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Platinum


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

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    If I got pc3200 though wouldn't it only let me increase the fsb to 200mhz or so. To overclock the opteron to what I want i suspect I would need to get the fsb to around 320 or so. Am I missing something her?

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    Default Re: Need to know if this is a good setup...

    Well, that 2GB kit will not overclock that well. What you need to do is run a divider on your ram to get it running where it likes. THat PC3200 kit tends to overclock around 220-230MHz. So you would set a divider in bios on the ram and keep the ram speed low while increasing the HTT on the CPU. It sounds complicated, but it is simple once you learn how.
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    Default Re: Need to know if this is a good setup...

    With the right timings this ram :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890

    will give you an incredible 1:1 overclock. 2GB kits are for gaming, 1GB kits are for overclocking and will perform well for just about every game available.
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    So you would recommend getting 1 gig of pc3200 and just set a ram divider. Would there be any improvement in overclocking if i got pc4400 without a ram divider instead of the pc3200 with a ram divider? Also, what do you mean that its good with the right timings?
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    Okay, the OCZ Platinum 1GB kit (2X512MB) is TCCD based ram. Generally it will run these speeds at the timings and voltages:

    PC3200 - 2-2-2-5-T1 @ 2.5-2.6V
    PC3500 - 2-3-3-6-T1 @ 2.55-2.65V
    PC3700 - 2-3-3-6-T1 @ 2.6-2.7V
    PC4000 - 2.5-3-3-7-T1 @ 2.75-2.85V
    PC4400 - 3-4-4-8-T1 @ 2.8-2.9V

    All these speeds and timings are for that PC3200 kit. It will overclock very very well as you can see. If you get PC4400 ram, then it is guaranteed to run PC4400 speeds. It is just much more expensive. If I were you, I'd get the OCZ Platinum PC3200 1GB ram kit. It will overclock 1:1 up to and past PC4400 speeds. You will need to tweak your whole system while doing it, but with some patience, it should do it.
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    Alright, i'll definitely do that. Thanks for all your help!

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    I am running my OCZ GOLD EL VX PC4000 @ 260MHz 2-2-2-10 as I type, could and have gone higher, but CPU is acting up, very nice overclocking RAM. I only wish it was available in 1GB sticks.
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