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Bman212121
10-30-07, 11:51 PM
Has anyone had any experiences with Geil Memory? I've heard of them before, but I don't know what kind of reputation they have. They are the only ones selling a 4GB Kit of DDR2 1066 at newegg. I'd be interested in this set if I knew what their history is.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144115

CaptNKILL
10-31-07, 12:10 AM
I had some geil memory back in the day. It worked fine.

Any more I think just about any brand you'll find at a decent store will work fine. Pretty much the only thing you get with name brands is a name and possibly some overclocking potential (which you really shouldn't need anyway).

That said, thats a lot of money for 4Gb. I'd just get 4x1Gb if I were you.

Two of these would save you around $50:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161042

crainger
10-31-07, 12:16 AM
4X1gb FTW! If I knew how much Vista and The Witcher loved 4Gb I would have upgraded sooner.

CaptNKILL
10-31-07, 12:18 AM
4X1gb FTW! If I knew how much Vista and The Witcher loved 4Gb I would have upgraded sooner.
I want 4Gb. :(

Damn this overclock... I need 1066. :(

I wonder if my system would take a crap if I put in 2 more sticks of a different brand...

crainger
10-31-07, 12:21 AM
If you're gonna play The Witcher I recommend 4gb. Load times seemed to be halved when using the 1.1a patch.

CaptNKILL
10-31-07, 12:29 AM
If you're gonna play The Witcher I recommend 4gb. Load times seemed to be halved when using the 1.1a patch.
*bites fingernails*

:p

If I buy 4gigs of that Wintec stuff (seems like a pretty reliable brand judging by solid 4-5 star reviews of all of their ram on newegg) for around $180 and manage to sell my OCZ ram on ebay for $125 or more, it'd be a pretty cheap upgrade.

Considering I got this ram using a gift certificate and then I got the $35 mail in rebate check... I guess that'd even out the upgrade cost. :lol:

mythy
10-31-07, 12:44 AM
Geil is good stuff! Just don't OC it! I had to rma 4 gigs of that **** because I clocked it 70MHz over rated speed.The sticks all died instantly :( And yes they cross shipped ;)

CaptNKILL
10-31-07, 01:52 AM
Dammit.

Just ordered 4gigs. :o

Not bad though really. $176 shipped.

I'll make most of it back once I sell my current 2 gigs. That Wintec stuff is ridiculously cheap, and OCZ memory sells like crazy on ebay. About $50 difference between the two brands for the same freaking speed and timings. :p

SOAD
10-31-07, 07:02 AM
The OCZ gives you a veinless e-penis where as the wintec looks like a motor on slow shutter speed ;)

nekrosoft13
10-31-07, 07:07 AM
If you're gonna play The Witcher I recommend 4gb. Load times seemed to be halved when using the 1.1a patch.

witcher does use a bit of ram.

Bman212121
10-31-07, 10:37 AM
Well, the idea for getting 2 x 2GB would be to add another 4GB later. ;) I usually don't OC ram, and it sounds like that would be a bad idea with those sticks, but it is good to hear that someone has had good luck with them.