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Kain
10-24-07, 09:19 PM
In your opinion, which is the better RAM?

CaptNKILL
10-24-07, 09:25 PM
Never used G.Skill myself but I've had 2 sets of OCZ memory (DDR-500 and DDR2-1066) and they have both been excellent.

KasuCode
10-24-07, 09:42 PM
G.Skill has never let me down. Great overclocking memory. They have had one of the best deals on memory for awhile with the 2GB DDR2 800 5/15 for only $60-65. The stuff overclocks really well.


I Had a set of OCZ before and it played pretty well too.

Absolution
10-24-07, 09:45 PM
memory is memory, usually all comes from the same place
almost all pc3200 ddr was TDDC chips from samsung

now what are they? D9 from micron? samsung makes some ddr2 chips too i think.

pretty sure gskill has lifetime warrenty
go with whatever is cheapest
(ocz probably has better support, though, its memory, it works if it works)

Libertysyclone
10-24-07, 11:23 PM
I have had great luck with gskill

It was cheap until newegg realized the black stuff is great OC memory

methimpikehoses
10-24-07, 11:37 PM
I like my G Skill-- I did have one of 4 sticks arrive DOA, but it was quickly replaced by teh Egg. No problems since, and they've been running OCed for 6 months.

I didn't vote because I've never had OCZ ram... I like my OCZ PSU just great.

john19055
10-24-07, 11:50 PM
If you pick the lowest PC6400 ,the G.Skill seems to be the better buy ,it is more overclockable and $66 for 2gigs of PC6400 is a damm good deal.

Kain
10-25-07, 12:37 AM
Which is the better buy?

This RAM which has a timing of 4-5-4-18 ($169.99 for 4 sticks of 1GB): http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276480&CatId=3412

Or this RAM which has a timing of 4-5-4-15 ($219.98 for 4 sticks of 1GB): http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2205986&CatId=2264

Is the slight difference in timing worth the extra $?

SH64
10-25-07, 12:46 AM
Never tried G.Skill so OCZ.

$n][pErMan
10-25-07, 01:06 AM
I have used OCZ many times... great and stable RAM chips (generally OC very nice too) :) I never used G.Skill so OCZ got my vote.

SH64
10-25-07, 01:23 AM
[pErMan']I have used OCZ many times... great and stable RAM chips (generally OC very nice too) :) I never used G.Skill so OCZ got my vote.
Yep & i'll underline stable :thumbsup: .. never had compatability issues with them (see sig ;))

jAkUp
10-25-07, 01:52 AM
had all and I still vote g.skill.

jcrox
10-25-07, 02:14 AM
g.skill - have had better luck with over clocking with g.skill and much less D.O.A. occurrences with the g.skill also

nVidi0t
10-25-07, 02:41 AM
G.skill takes the cake, but not by far. My OCZ Reaper's speed is nice with a 'neat' cooling solution but I have never managed to really get that flexibility for overclocking from any OCZ kit. This is in my experience with the PHU2-8000 series from G.Skill.

Redeemed
10-25-07, 03:43 AM
G.Skill.

Redeemed
10-25-07, 04:30 AM
G.Skill
Copycat. :p

Kain
10-25-07, 04:30 AM
Where can I buy G.Skill RAM? Note that I live in Dubai and will need a site that accepts International credits cards even if they don't offer International shipping. I'll just use a forwarding service for the shipping, but I can't seem to find a site that has the faster timing RAM from G.Skill. :confused:

Redeemed
10-25-07, 04:37 AM
I typed it myself ;)
Oh, I suppose that counts. :D

Kain, no idea buddy. Sorry. :(

LordJuanlo
10-25-07, 05:53 AM
I've had them both and got excellent results from both. I vote for G.Skill for being cheaper, my system is rock solid with 4 sticks

nVidi0t
10-26-07, 05:17 PM
Where can I buy G.Skill RAM? Note that I live in Dubai and will need a site that accepts International credits cards even if they don't offer International shipping. I'll just use a forwarding service for the shipping, but I can't seem to find a site that has the faster timing RAM from G.Skill. :confused:

Hah my parents live in Dubai, and yes the situation there for enthusiast parts is awful. Perhaps I can send a kit back with them and settle it with paypal ;)

Slammin
10-26-07, 08:41 PM
memory is memory, usually all comes from the same place
almost all pc3200 ddr was TDDC chips from samsung

now what are they? D9 from micron? samsung makes some ddr2 chips too i think.

pretty sure gskill has lifetime warrenty
go with whatever is cheapest
(ocz probably has better support, though, its memory, it works if it works)



You Thread Killer!



Well, at least this should have done it because you are absolutely correct.

Uberpwnage
10-27-07, 01:11 AM
G.Skill - My trusty 2x1GB DDR 500 HZ kit served me well back in the A64 days, and my Micron D9 HZs are doing the same now. I would get another 2 sticks, but they cost the same as the 2x2GB DDR2 1000 non-HZ kit, so I'll prob go with those.