sadness20

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What the difference between 6400 and 8500 i know 6400 ram usualy clock at 800 but you can easily overclock it to 1066. Is their advantage on 8500 model that should i know?
 

mboorman

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only for extreme overclocks as the extra money over the ddr 800 at stock speeds aint worth it. I currently have an e6600 running at 3.6 with corsair CMX2 DDR800 C4 @900Mhz and it works fine.
 

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not necessarily, because sometimes your mobo won't lock your fsb:ddr at 1:1, even though it has the option, by selecting it, sometimes it will cause your board not to post. Having higher speed ram helps ease that problem by allowing you to choose the next multiplier up from that, just incase.
 

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i'm in such a dilemma myself, and to be honest, it looks like the only advantage of having the pc2-8500 is it will most likely run tighter timings on your overclock at 400+ mhz.
 

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well my new computer is



Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor -


EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card -

Seagate Barracuda 500gb 7200.10

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard -

SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus SS-650HT ATX12V / EPS12V 650W Power Supply

Ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231065

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145043

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145043

I want to overclock my q6600 cpu to 3.0 some one told me that if i get ddr2 1100 (PC2 8800)ram is going to better for to overclock the cpu and get more perforamnce,lowering the ddr2 1100 speed to 800 going to give me lot of perforamnce is this true?