Micron did make chips (i believe called DS9'*) that were known for being darn good
and at having sky high clocks. but i don't see the point. I have a duo 6600 and 2 gigs of DDR 800
running 4-4-12 at 2.0 volts. The processor is at a FSB of 1066. DDR 533 in dual channel will keep up with that.
At 533-dual channel the ram would have a bandwidth of 8.5GB/sec. An Intel 6600'* bandwidth is 8.5GB/*.
DDR 800 has a limit of 12.8 GB/*. Which is way more than necessary.
If your gonna over-clock, Start with the processor, As far as i can tell overclocking
your ram wouldn't do anything but generate more heat and decrease the lifetime of the sticks.
Now as for the Raid array. i am a bit curious as to how you think a RAID 5 with 4 drives is slower than dual mirrors?
RAID5 is advantageous because we use less disks in the endeavor to provide large amounts of disk space, while still having protection.
he has 4 300 gig drives.
Raid 5 will have you use 3 drives and sacrifice 1 to parity so 900 gigs with redundancy for 1 drive to fail.
Raid 1+0 (I think this is how you worded it) will have you use 2 mirrors. each with
2 300 gig drives. but you lose half the volume for redundancy so each mirror is now
300 gigs. Then this is where i get lost. do you want to stripe them via a Raid 0 array to get 600 gigs or just have 2 mirrors on your system?
Either way he loses more space for no real performance benefit.
I currently have several arrays, and because the data i store is of no real importance (games) I Raid 0 them. 2-80 gig'* Raid 0(older) 2-120 gig Raid 0(old)
3-18 gig Scsi'* Was Raid 5 now 0 (old) and numerous others that i
no longer have. And through all this when it comes to making Raid arrays
there are only 2 choices for me. Raid 0 for performance. And Raid 5 for redundancy.
Raid 1 (or 1+0) was never a cost efficient unless you only had 2 drives.
But that'* just me. I think it is just a matter of preference.
Good luck with the rest of you rig dude. And i think you motherboard was the
problem. my 6600 with ddr800 screams. Nice video card too! WANT