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Revx

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Ok in about a week i'm going to have fun torturing a 1.6a, i'm going to post the results here when i'm finished. The system will have:

Asus P4B266
512mb(2x 256) OCZ PC3000 DDR
Alpha 478 Cooler(68cfm delta)
1.6a northwood
ASIII
With 3 80mm case fans runing to cool the case
400watt power supply
And a digital doc 5 will be used to accurately record temps
 

Grande Juan

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That's cool. My question to you is why not buy a better brand of RAM though, Crucial, Kingmax, etc. OCZ=Cheese.:(
 
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Revx

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i'm not building it for me, the parts are already bought, and from what i've seen the pc3000 has performed well for many places
 

MadMan007

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I have seen the 'OCZ is crap' argument a lot, most often from people who have never used one of their products. I have no OCZ products, but OCZ the manufacturer[/] makes some very good stuff. theoverclockerzstore.com (or something) which was abbreviated OCZ had serious customer service issues. Hence, they are no longer around.

As for the RAM, it seems to be a crap-shoot. Sometimes it goes really, really high, other times it won't even go to 166MHz. If you get the good sticks, though, you could get like 190FSB. If not, just insist that the reseller take them back if they don't run at their rated speed, and keep exchanging til you get good ones. ;)
 
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Revx

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as i intend to do so, but as a point, if more of their products sucked than those that didnt, i dont think they'd still be in business
 

Grande Juan

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MadMan007 said:
I have seen the 'OCZ is crap' argument a lot, most often from people who have never used one of their products. I have no OCZ products, but OCZ the manufacturer[/] makes some very good stuff. theoverclockerzstore.com (or something) which was abbreviated OCZ had serious customer service issues. Hence, they are no longer around.

As for the RAM, it seems to be a crap-shoot. Sometimes it goes really, really high, other times it won't even go to 166MHz. If you get the good sticks, though, you could get like 190FSB. If not, just insist that the reseller take them back if they don't run at their rated speed, and keep exchanging til you get good ones. ;)
Boy that sounds like fun. Why not get the ones that work from the start, at their rated speed so you have some chance of OCing?
 
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BadThad

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Bring on the test and good luck! :)

OT - I bought 2-256 PC150 SDRAM from OCZ months ago....it is CRAP. I have a BX system with 256MB of plain old Infineon ram running at 140 fsb. When I put in a stick of the PC150 OCZ it won't even POST! I will never buy OCZ anything the rest of my life. I have been converted to Corsair, expensive, but everyone knows the quality is #1!