Ballistix or 10th Anniversary edition ??

shifter101

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Hi got a query. I have just been reading this thread at xtreme.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=127752&page=1

im in the uk and im going to be ordering my new system next week which will include p5b deluxe and an e6400. I was set to get

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz Dual Channel Kit (BL2KIT12864AA804)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-090-CR

but now after reading all this it seems like the 10th anniversary edition are the way to go.

Crucial 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-5300C3 667MHz Tenth Anniversary Dual Channel Kit (TY2KIT12864AA663)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-085-CR

But what I dont understand is the above are pc2-6400C4 and the 10th aniversary are PC2-5300C3 i was under the impression that 800mhz ram was the way to go for overclocking the c2d. I am a complete newb when it comes to all this so please be patient I can get either the ballistix or 10 th anniversary for the same price £199.74 inc VAT so which ones would be the most stable and provide me with the best overclock ?? Heres what my complete system will be. Should also probably mention that I would like to overclock to about 3.6 ghz if its possible.

Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13ghz - Skt775 Fsb1066 2mb Cache Boxed

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz Dual Channel Kit (BL2KIT12864AA804)

Connect3D ATI Radeon X1950 Pro 256MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail

Tuniq Tower 120 CPU Cooler

Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB SATAII/300 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM

Corsair HX Series 520W Modular PSU - ATX12V v2.2 APFC

Arctic Silver 5

thanks for any help and advice
 

shifter101

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yes i most definitely plan to overclock to about 3.6 if possible. So the ballistix will be better over clockers than the 10th anniversary ?

thanks
 
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The 10th is hand picked ballistix, it is incredible ram that will, most of the time, hit upward of DDRII-1000 at CL4
 

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The 10th is hand picked ballistix, it is incredible ram that will, most of the time, hit upward of DDRII-1000 at CL4

My ram is definately not whats holding me back overclocking wise. Its memtest stable at ddr2-1040 4-4-4-10 when the voltage is upped to 2.4 from the stock 2.2. I dont have the 10th anniversary but its the same ram with a different look.

not to say that its the better ram i'm just giving my experience that it can reach the same speeds as ddr2-800 cl4 ram.
 

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Hey just read your post and funny how ppl come to same conclusions. Im getting gear pretty similar to yours. Just reckon that coming up with same PSU like the corsair and ram like Crucial wouldnt be that common :)

Anyways im going for DDR800 crucial but i really like these bad boys

http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?imodule=BL2KIT12864AL804

for some reason a review I read about them got me sold and as much as Corsair and OCZ are great brands cant seem to budge me

http://www.virtual-hideout.net/reviews/Crucial_Ballistix_Tracer_PC2-6400/index.shtml
 

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Read quite a few reviews on that 10th anniversary stuff, then decided to put my build off for a bit and you can't get them in U.S. anymore :(.

The conclusion I came to is that both of those kits are capable of nearly identicle performance. You're just paying more for the 6400. If you can actually still get the 10th anniversary Ram where you are then I'd jump on it in a heartbeat.

I've even seen comparos get a tiny bit more out of the 10th anniversary Ram than a lot of name brands 6400CL4. Either ones use the same micron chips if I'm not mistaken so you can't go wrong with either.
 

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Hi got a query. I have just been reading this thread at xtreme.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=127752&page=1

im in the uk and im going to be ordering my new system next week which will include p5b deluxe and an e6400. I was set to get

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz Dual Channel Kit (BL2KIT12864AA804)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-090-CR

but now after reading all this it seems like the 10th anniversary edition are the way to go.

Crucial 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-5300C3 667MHz Tenth Anniversary Dual Channel Kit (TY2KIT12864AA663)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-085-CR

But what I dont understand is the above are pc2-6400C4 and the 10th aniversary are PC2-5300C3 i was under the impression that 800mhz ram was the way to go for overclocking the c2d. I am a complete newb when it comes to all this so please be patient I can get either the ballistix or 10 th anniversary for the same price £199.74 inc VAT so which ones would be the most stable and provide me with the best overclock ?? Heres what my complete system will be. Should also probably mention that I would like to overclock to about 3.6 ghz if its possible.

Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13ghz - Skt775 Fsb1066 2mb Cache Boxed

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz Dual Channel Kit (BL2KIT12864AA804)

Connect3D ATI Radeon X1950 Pro 256MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail

Tuniq Tower 120 CPU Cooler

Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB SATAII/300 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM

Corsair HX Series 520W Modular PSU - ATX12V v2.2 APFC

Arctic Silver 5

thanks for any help and advice

Also, since they are the Micron D9s... you should look at THESE G.Skills which are going for $294 for the pair... just slightly under the Ballistix in price but the same rated performance.
 

shifter101

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Hi thanks for all the replies guys. I can get both for exactly the same price. If both are roughly the same performance wise I think ill stick with my original choice as they are rated as ddr800 and wont have so far to overclock with the fsb of my cpu surely thats a good thing ?

PCAnalyst im in the UK so im kinda limited with my choices from www.ebuyer.com or www.overclockers.co.uk.

Cheers

Matt
 

PCAnalyst

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Assumption is the mother of all F*ck-ups... I thought they would be comparably priced in the UK.

By all means... get the Crucials... G.Skill is still relatively new and trying to make a name for themselves with enthusiasts.
 

godman

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If it's still availible at overclockers get the 2gb pack of 10th anniversary ram, it will overclock very well...

My tracer 800mhz ram can do 1200mhz cas5! Woot! :D


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10th anniversary
tracer
ballistix