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    Any DDR2 that can do DDR2-1000, 4-4-4-12-T2, 24/7 that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

    I won't consider anything based on micron D9 (unless it's guaranteed fat body chips), as I've had 4 sets of D9 fail on me in 4 months (two sets of ballistix, one set of trancent PC-9600, one set of team xtreme).

    Is there anything?

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    Re: Any DDR2 that can do DDR2-1000, 4-4-4-12-T2, 24/7 that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

    G'Skill seems to be popular these days.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231114

    That's a lot of friggen RAM failing on your in a short period of time. I'm wondering if the problem lies elsewhere. Are your case temps getting to high?
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    Re: Any DDR2 that can do DDR2-1000, 4-4-4-12-T2, 24/7 that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

    I put a set of that G.Skill in a buddy's box, it's working quite well.

    Between memory failures I've been using a two year old set of PC4200 kingston value ram that runs at PC-6400 just fine, and has not failed under much more abuse than a I gave the trancend or crucial.

    I did managed to get the Team Xtreme working the way it should. Turned out to be a dirty contact combine with the ram's pickness about sub timings. Gave it another shot and tested for electromigration damage by running it at the stock DDR-1000 5-5-5-15-T2 and reducing the voltage step by step to see when it became unstable. Amazingly it never did. It does stock speeds a full .3v below what it's rated for. This contrasts with the Ballistix that won't even POST at it's stock voltage any more.

    As for the where the problem lies, I have to admit it was my mistake with the Team memory, but the rest of it...junk. Probably just got unlucky with the Trancend, but I spent the most time screwing with the Crucial, tested it on the most systems, and the fact is that it died at rated voltage at a reasonable ambient temperature. I was pushing the system quite hard before it failed, but as far as I am concerned, I should beable to set the rated speed and the rated voltage, then run the most demanding app or benchmark I can find, 24/7, and have the ram last at least as long as it's warrantied.

    Anyway, I'm just glad I didn't send this Team memory back.

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    Re: Any DDR2 that can do DDR2-1000, 4-4-4-12-T2, 24/7 that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

    most micron d9's should be able to do that of course assuming that the chips are good.

    i'd recommend some ballistix tracers ddr2 800 .. they are handpicked micron d9 chips with great looking leds.

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    Re: Any DDR2 that can do DDR2-1000, 4-4-4-12-T2, 24/7 that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

    I haven't had a problem with my Tracer's in the past month I've had them. I've got them running DDR2-1000, 4-4-4-12 T2, at 2.0v, but they do get warm. I may try to put a RAM cooler on them, but it'd cover up the LED's which kind of defeat the purpose. I have read horror stories about the Ballistix Tracer's though and if I had read them before I ordered the memory with my new build, I would probably have looked elsewhere. Given the cheapness of DDR2 these days, I guess I'll take my chances.

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    Re: Any DDR2 that can do DDR2-1000, 4-4-4-12-T2, 24/7 that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

    Well, if yours are stable at 2.0v at that speed, I doubt there will be problems. Mine couldn't do that without the full 2.2v they are rated for, and I'm convinced that's what killed them.

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    Re: Any DDR2 that can do DDR2-1000, 4-4-4-12-T2, 24/7 that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

    I just RMA'ed my 3rd stick of Ballistix. I love Micron/Crucial but my experiences this time around with DDR2 have been quite bad. I am also on my 4th 680i that also needs to be RMA'ed except for the fact that I am in for a 780i right now and trying to be patient with the step-up program.

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    Re: Any DDR2 that can do DDR2-1000, 4-4-4-12-T2, 24/7 that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

    g.skill has some ddr2 1000 out that isnt much more than the 800. might check it out
    I beta tested your mom

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