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AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz Socket AM3+ 95W FD6300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very snappy. Six cores are especially good at threaded applications. And it's cheaper than the eight core cousins.
Comes with a heatsink

Cons: While I never saw it fail, the CPU does get hot with the stock cooler. I really wasn't comfortable overclocking it at all, because it would elevate over 60 C under a load.
I was surprised to find out that, though it supports DDR3-1866 memory, it won't do dual-channel at that rate, instead if you want dual-channel, it only does DDR3-1600.

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-8GAB
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Pros: Cheap

Cons: Not actually 1866 RAM. It's 1600 RAM that's got a heatsink and includes factory overclocks. Unfortunately, even at these timings and voltages I can't even get it to POST. Only when I set it to 1600 speeds does it actually POST. Granted, I can bump it up a little if I OC the FSB, but so far the highest I got to POST was 1725 mhz with 11-11-11-33 timings, nowhere near the 9-10-9-28 at 1800 mhz. I'm using 2 x 4 GB sticks in dual channel mode.

Other Thoughts: Perhaps if I bump up the voltage, it will work. But I hate doing that, especially if it's advertised as much better RAM.

Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PVS24G6400LLK
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It has a heat spreader, and can run at low latencies due to overvolting and overclocking. It is cheap, and performs extremely well, noting that low latency and lower Mhz is just as fast as high latency and higher Mhz.

Cons: It is an overclocked version of higher latency 800 RAM. It's like 5-5-5-15 at 1.8V, but then they put a heat spreader on and overvolted.

Other Thoughts: Solid RAM, good price.


Michael S.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael S.

Date Joined: 05/24/06

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 06/06/09
  • Last Review: 05/12/14
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