PDA

View Full Version : Supertalent memory?


Rakeesh
11-15-07, 11:16 PM
Does anybody have any experience with this brand? I am thinking about grabbing this for my yet to be received Q6700 bundle:

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=T8UB2GC5&show=p

Good price for PC6400, basically I can have 4GB for less than $100. I don't like the CL5 latency, but a good price anyways, and with my luck I could probably adjust it to CL4 in the bios and have it work fine at that timing.

methimpikehoses
11-15-07, 11:36 PM
Does anybody have any experience with this brand? I am thinking about grabbing this for my yet to be received Q6700 bundle:

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=T8UB2GC5&show=p

Good price for PC6400, basically I can have 4GB for less than $100. I don't like the CL5 latency, but a good price anyways, and with my luck I could probably adjust it to CL4 in the bios and have it work fine at that timing.

I haven't noticed to much difference between CL4 & CL5... can't beat the price on it, that's for sure.

buffbiff21
11-15-07, 11:52 PM
They rate CAS5 just for binning lenience. Easily changed to 4, even with ProMOS.

If you're willing to deal with rebates, here's some for $9 (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2568996&Sku=P56-3950)

2GB Micron for $59 (http://www.buy.com/prod/crucial-ballistix-2gb-2-x-1gb-pc2-6400-800mhz-240-pin-ddr2-memory/q/loc/101/202541818.html)

Some for $23 (http://www.buy.com/prod/crucial-1gb-pc2-5300-667mhz-240-pin-ddr2-memory/q/loc/101/201676508.html)

Rakeesh
11-16-07, 12:52 AM
How is crucial memory these days? I remember them having issues a few years ago.

EDIT: n/m those are 1gb sticks at PC2-5400.

How much of a performance difference would you see with PC2-5400 vs PC2-6400 with the quad core CPU's? Last year I just went with 5400 because there was no performance difference with the dual core's.

If there is still no difference at all then I am probably just going to take advantage of the staples black friday deal for 4GB of PNY 5400 for roughly $100.

buffbiff21
11-16-07, 01:19 AM
How much of a performance difference would you see with PC2-5400 vs PC2-6400 with the quad core CPU's?
Not much, but it depends on the CPU multi. 800MHz RAM will take a Q6600 to 3.6GHz.

http://www.thetechrepository.com/showthread.php?t=160

In my experience, you're always better off getting the cheapest RAM you can find. It has the least effect on system performance. With Intel systems, as long as you match up with the FSB while overclocking then you're set. e.g. Your CPU's FSB is 333MHz; all you need for memory is 667MHz. That's running 1:1 sync. People get overhyped about overclocking their memory, when in fact, if you compare a system with a Q6600 (400x8), memory 800, to another system with a Q6600 (400x8) with memory @ 1200MHz there is no noticable difference.


I see you have an E6300. Honestly that's the only reasonable time to get higher speed memory because the multiplier is so small. In order to break 3+GHz you'd need 900MHz RAM.

Rakeesh
11-16-07, 01:22 AM
I am not terribly interested in overclocking CPU's these days. Games are largely GPU limited, so in the end it just isn't worth bothering. In fact the only reason I am even upgrading my CPU this year is to go quad core. I am just going to use this memory with a Q6700 at stock speeds.

buffbiff21
11-16-07, 01:25 AM
in the end it just isn't worth bothering
This I disagree with, and I'm sure many others will as well. I'm seeing 25% performance increase on average in my system by overclocking. E6600 @ 3.6, 8800GTS @ 660/2000. With my old AMD system, overclocking didn't do shyte but Conroe had really changed things. It only takes a day or so for stability testing, and you're set. It's like handing you a slightly better CPU for free.

If you leave your Q6700 stock then all you need is PC4200 (533MHz) RAM. (1066 CPU bus @ stock)

You could buy some higher speed memory but if you run stock I guarandamntee you will not see any difference.

Rakeesh
11-16-07, 01:34 AM
This I disagree with, and I'm sure many others will as well. I'm seeing 25% performance increase on average in my system by overclocking. E6600 @ 3.6, 8800GTS @ 660/2000. With my old AMD system, overclocking didn't do shyte but Conroe had really changed things. It only takes a day or so for stability testing, and you're set. It's like handing you a slightly better CPU for free.

Yeah, I used to overclock all the time, (my favorite overclock back in the day was running the celeron 300a at 450mhz.) Just ever since the P4's first broke the 3ghz barrier, it doesn't seem as though the CPU itself really helps games a significant amount, or at least not to the amplitude which it used to.

Especially given that the native resolution of my monitor/tv is 1920x1080. Heavily GPU dependent there. The only game I would have a hard time running at max settings is crysis, but even upgrading my CPU from an E6300 to a Q6700 won't do much good there. Sure, maybe a little bit, but not nearly as much as overclocking the GPU would.

nekrosoft13
11-16-07, 06:26 AM
How is crucial memory these days? I remember them having issues a few years ago.


Crucial = Micron

And every good brand on the market right now is using Mircon D9 memory chips.

I think that speaks for it self ;)

Stoneyguy
11-16-07, 09:36 AM
I have the SuperTalent that I won here in my girls' PC. It runs fine, but I never pushed my girls' system so I can't say how well it OCs.

buffbiff21
11-21-07, 06:01 AM
Good price for PC6400, basically I can have 4GB for less than $100
Check this out... 4GB for $80!!! And it's Newegg!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122&Tpk=N82E16820231122