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I buy Corsair memy because of the company's helpful attitude. This is my first post online - so be gentle!


GIGABYTE Model GA-P35C-DS3R has slots for either DDR2 OR DDR3 memy. I am planning on buying DDR2 1066 (CM2X1024-9136C5D) now, but I like the option of later moving to DDR3 when that takes off. The MB supports DDR2 1066/800/667.


Is DDR2 1066 a good idea - in the minds of the experts here???


BTW, I'll take any technical precautions you might have for me...

THE PLAN: [Antec 182, GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R, Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz, Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D, XFX GeForce 8600GT PVT84JUDD3 Video, SeaSonic M12 SS-700HM PSU, Seagate Barracuda 320GB HDD]


Thanks in advance.


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I went with the PC2-8500 Dominator (4x1024 DIMM's) on the same motherboard. It came up fine, saw them as 1066 automatically. My question is the voltage for them is 2.1 (or 2.2?) and I was wondering where best to verify what the voltage is set at (CPU-z?) and am looking at doing overclocking on this with the E6850. I'd like to bump it up to anywhere from 3.4-3.6ghz and I think this should be fairly doable with ease. I've got a Zalman 9700 NT cooler on the CPU and under load via Intel TAT the cores get to about 32-36 (thermaltake armor case). About 10 degrees higher when using the Gigabyte utility and one other tool. I printed out a thread from Anandtech which talks about overclocking in decent detail. I just don't want to add +.4v to it if it is running at 2.1v already!


Using the gigabyte tool in windows I locked up system (with stock settings) at ~3.5Ghz by increasing the FSB from 333 to I think over 400, memory went from 1066 to 11xx as well.

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