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Ram to get?

Postposted on Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:25 pm

Things are starting to come together on what I'm getting just need to ask some more quesitons, Which of these types of ram should I get?

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/category/compare.asp?CatId=1075
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Postposted on Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:39 pm

As far as brands go, Mushkin has really served me well over the years. This past year I started using Corsair and Kingston, and they too have worked wonderfully for me. As for the type of ram, if you don't intend to overclock, there's really no point in spending a lot of money on the low latency rams. The money saved would be better spent on a faster processor or a higher end video card.

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Postposted on Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:40 pm

What price range are you looking at and what kind of system are you building? Generally for me only like to use corsair or crucial, since I have yet to have a memory related problem with my systems.
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Postposted on Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:41 pm

I'm grabbing some pc 4000 crucial ballistix soon. I have NEVER had a single problem with crucial. Most ram now days comes with lifetime warranty anyhow.

Corsair + Crucial are the only brands I use.
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Postposted on Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:28 pm

Starfalcon wrote:What price range are you looking at and what kind of system are you building? Generally for me only like to use corsair or crucial, since I have yet to have a memory related problem with my systems.


well at the moment (the plan does change) is to get a package deal from like this http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1600927&sku=MBV-6600LE-AN8

as for money looking at max 160 cnd and I am planning on over cocking. Ram I'm not to worried about types but really I don't know which one to get there all the same from what I can tell 2.5 or 2 like really does it matter that much?
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Postposted on Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:44 pm

kidego wrote:
Starfalcon wrote:What price range are you looking at and what kind of system are you building? Generally for me only like to use corsair or crucial, since I have yet to have a memory related problem with my systems.


well at the moment (the plan does change) is to get a package deal from like this http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1600927&sku=MBV-6600LE-AN8

as for money looking at max 160 cnd and I am planning on over cocking. Ram I'm not to worried about types but really I don't know which one to get there all the same from what I can tell 2.5 or 2 like really does it matter that much?


Over cocking is dangerous. Man I tried those pills, Lord help us! :lol: /threadjack
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Postposted on Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:06 pm

For overclocking, I'd see if you can find some OCZ sticks. Mine run at 228mhz @ 2.5-3-3-6 (you should be able to find 'em for your price, IIRC).
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Postposted on Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:08 pm

pete_roth wrote:
kidego wrote:
Starfalcon wrote:What price range are you looking at and what kind of system are you building? Generally for me only like to use corsair or crucial, since I have yet to have a memory related problem with my systems.


well at the moment (the plan does change) is to get a package deal from like this http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1600927&sku=MBV-6600LE-AN8

as for money looking at max 160 cnd and I am planning on over cocking. Ram I'm not to worried about types but really I don't know which one to get there all the same from what I can tell 2.5 or 2 like really does it matter that much?


Over cocking is dangerous. Man I tried those pills, Lord help us! :lol: /threadjack




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Postposted on Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:24 pm

I have always had really good luck with crucial up until today . i have been fighting random crashes for awhile , when i ran memtest today not one but both sticks of my crucial memory are giving me a ton of errors :evil:

time for some warranty replacement i guess
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Postposted on Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:26 pm

go gskill, it uses tccd chips, has a good warranty, cheaper than ocz, sometimes has faster timings than ocz (for the price range anyway).

COMPARISON:
gskill 2x1gb ddr500 $253.00
Cas Latency: 3
Heat Spreader: Yes
Manufacturer Warranty: Lifetime
Timing: 3-4-4-8
Voltage: 2.6V-2.8V

OCZ-2x1gb ddr500 $324.77
Cas Latency: 3
Heat Spreader: Yes
Manufacturer Warranty: Lifetime
Timing: 3-4-4-8
Voltage: 2.8V
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Postposted on Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:34 pm

cocking haha DUH that is funny oh well..... ya really when it comes down to it because there all basically the same price I'll just get which ever one looks cool haha **** there basically all the same anyways....well for that price range
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