AussieFX wrote:I didn't think JEDEC had approved 1066 for DDR2.
As far as I'm aware all DDR2 ram that is rated above 800mhz is indeed just overclocked ram.
Micron seem to make the best ram with most pc8500/9200 being their D9GMH marked IC's.
You will not find anything that will run at 533mhz+ (1066) at 1.8v most will need 2.2v or more to reach those speeds.
Conclusion: 1066 and above is really enthusiast stuff and if you're not a semi experienced overclocker it is pretty much a given that people will run into trouble. Hence the bad reviews you have seen.
Just because a particular company has tested the sticks to run at X speed doesn't imply that it is guaranteed to run at that speed in your machine (when outside JEDEC specs) Once again this catches out a lot of inexperienced people. I have also noticed that some people need to boot the system with 1 stick at 1.8v before changing the voltage upwards to get the other sticks to boot. There can be a lot of fiddling to get it to work properly.
My advice: If you don't want the hassle get some nice Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 and you won't notice the difference and if you really want 1066 you should be able to oc it and run at 5-5-5-18. with 2.2v+
Karamiekos wrote:Thank you for this research Boundless. I think I will stick with some 800Mhz RAM when I build this folding machine....I mean you know for the wife......yeah, cause she needs a quad core to surf Facebook and check her yahoo mail......
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