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Upgrading CPU (dual core vs. quad core) and mobo


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Basically just latencies, the good think about OCZ memory is that they have a lifetime warrenty up to 2.2V which gives you alot of head room for overclocking without voiding the warranty. I have similar sticks, the only difference is that mine came 4-5-4-15 stock, I have of course changed these timings since then. Mine ran fine at 2.0V stock but every batch will be different.
It's good RAM, I have it and have yet to have a problem, aside from my stupidity earlier :whistling:.
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Edited by james_8970, 27 August 2007 - 11:16 PM.

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I'd go for this one, you're right, they are all around the same price ($60) at the moment. That's awesome rebates from OCZ, anyone else looking for RAM right now, check this out!

Yeah there is a difference between the Platinum and Gold series, having a close look reveals that it's the timings that are different, if you have a look at this link they all have differences in the timing section.
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So which one would you suggest? They are all the same price but which one is #1?
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I don't know, really, I mean, GOLD sounds pretty good, but the platinum you linked to earlier has lower timings...
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I don't know, really, I mean, GOLD sounds pretty good

lol
So the lower the timings the better right.
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So the lower the timings the better right.

Well how do you tell if it is lower? http://www.newegg.co...amp;Pagesize=20
The OCZ Platinum Revision 2 has a timing of 4-4-4-15 while OCZ Gold is 5-5-5-10.
Or are all of the RAM on that page basically the same performance because the prices are pretty much the same?
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4-4-4-15 is better timing wise and yes the lower the better. 5-5-5-10 is a really odd timing, could you give me a direct link to this RAM, you sure it's not 5-5-5-15, which is the usual.
No the performance isn't the same, there will be a fair difference between say 4-4-4-12 timing and 5-5-5-15. Price has little to do with anything in regards to performance, look at the Pentium EE as an example. Just beacuse it's costs more doesn't mean that it performs better. I saw I guy bragging about getting a nVidia quatro (1200$ card) and according to him he was going to get amazing FPS in games, little did he know the card was develloped for CAD not gaming so even though he spent 2x as much as a 8800GTX he would be getting half the performance of a GTX.
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This is the like for the 5-5-5-10 timing:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227030
Which RAM would you suggest from this page James?: http://www.newegg.co...amp;Pagesize=20

Edited by jackflash1991, 29 August 2007 - 12:08 AM.

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This is the best for the price.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227139
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Man this really seamed to stack up on me. :whistling: So I think I am going to go with the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor, here:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115029
An ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard, here:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813127031
And I am unsure to just get the RAM now or wait a little bit, here:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227139

For everything including the RAM, a -$5.00 promo code for the CPU, +$5.99 for thermal grease, and S&H will put me back $435.57. After the 2x $40.00 mail and rebates for the RAM and mobo the total will be $355.57. Should I get any extended warranties for the mobo, CPU, or RAM? And the thermal grease is here: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835887010
Is all thermal grease the same?
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Man this really seamed to stack up on me

And then you are going to have to buy the game on top of that... :whistling:
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Man this really seamed to stack up on me

And then you are going to have to buy the game on top of that... :whistling:

Yeah, don't remind me. :blink:
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Okay sorry, um, I take that back... :whistling:

EDIT: By the way, it looks good so far. For the thermal compound, I'm not really sure, I would just assume to use the stuff that comes with the processor retail kit. I've heard the name "Arctic Silver" thrown around before, I guess it's pretty good...

Edited by ruthandtroy, 29 August 2007 - 02:20 AM.

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I am going to go with the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750

A friend of mine just got that same chip, and mobo combo. He has it overclocked to 3.7, and is pretty confident he can get to 3.8 with a little tweaking. Stock heatsink fan, stock thermal pad. :whistling:
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Seriously, that just sounds ridiculous... Are they really that overclockable? That's amazing... :whistling:
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