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Hello...somewhat new to this...so be patient.


I was looking to build my first system and looking at the Striker Extreme Mobo with 3.0 GHz Intel Dual Core CPU.


I am a little overwhelmed about which Corsair memory to order.


I did look at the Memory Configurator---> 20 something choices IoI

Low$: Twin 2x2048-6400C4

Mid$: Twin 2x2048-8500C5D

High$: Twin 2x2048-8888C4DF


I thought the Ram Guy posted in a thread his rec of Twin 2x4096-6400C5DHX


-any thoughts on above?

-at this point I am thinking staying 32 bit with Win XP...would getting 4 Gig of memory be overkill? Thought I heard somewhere the OS will only see 3 Gig

-any more more info about the x-x-x-x classification of the memory (I know it has something to do with latency and clock cycles)?

-1 Gig blocks vs 2 Gig blocks?

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With an E6850 I would go for the 6400C4 modules and run the CPU at 9 X 400Mhz (or somewhere thereabouts, depending on the CPU's ability) for a speed of 3.6Ghz. Your ram would be running at 6400 DDR800Mhz with 4-4-4-12 timings and that would be a very fine system with timings of 4-4-4-12.


CAS Latency Time (tCL) - 4

RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) - 4

RAS# Precharge (tRP) - 4

Precharge Delay (tRAS) - 12


DRAM Voltage = 2.0v


I advise a Tuniq Tower or a Thermalright Ultra12 eXtreme Cooler:




If you need any help with the overclock, please post in the enthusiast section and you will get help for the overclock.

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