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Kain
04-19-03, 09:21 AM
Disregarding price, which one of these four RAM companies offer better RAM performance?

Kain
04-19-03, 09:38 AM
By the way, would you prefer to get PC3500 DDR-SDRAM with slower CAS timings or PC3200 DDR-SDRAM with faster CAS timings?

Kain
04-19-03, 10:51 AM
I found a shootout: http://www.amdzone.com/articleview.cfm?ArticleID=1256

Smokey
04-19-03, 02:05 PM
I found a better shoot out awhile back, just found it again HERE (http://www.ocprices.com/index.php?rev_id=104)

Kain
04-19-03, 02:08 PM
Thanks!

Kain
04-19-03, 02:19 PM
Hmmm...

It seems that the fastest RAM out there is OCZ. Is this true?

Shortass.
04-19-03, 02:29 PM
From looking at both sites, I'd say that yes.

Smokey
04-19-03, 02:41 PM
Since posting my last post, Ive been hunting the web for that OCZ ram here in France, and I have found somewhere that sells them, so thats what I'll be getting in 3-4 weeks time :afro:

Kain
04-19-03, 02:43 PM
So, out of OCZ, Mushkin, and Corsair, OCZ is the best/fastest, right?

Kain
04-19-03, 04:20 PM
*cough*

:angel:

Smokey
04-19-03, 05:38 PM
Ive just been reading the forum over at AMDMB (http://www.amdmb.com) and have read that people with nForce motherboards have had better results using Corsair than OCZ. I dont think you should have any problems using either Corsair or OCZ, people get different results, so there isnt one clear winner I dont think :)

saturnotaku
04-19-03, 06:58 PM
I'm using Mushkin value RAM. It seems to be pretty solid stuff. I can't run it at super aggressive timings (6-4-4-2.5) but even so this RAM still benches faster than comparable DDR400 sticks (according to comparisons using Sandra 2003).

The Baron
04-19-03, 08:29 PM
Corsair XMS LL... :D

styles-T
04-20-03, 12:42 AM
Originally posted by The Baron
Corsair XMS LL... :D

OCZ memory wouldnt boot my pc for some odd reason..I would just get a black screen..Corsair works just fine..I have the OCZ in a KT400 board that works great..

weird..:confused:

jAkUp
04-20-03, 02:14 AM
nothin better than corsair imo... but you pay the price

Kain
04-20-03, 04:11 AM
Thanks.

But, would you prefer to get PC3500 DDR-SDRAM with slower CAS timings or PC3200 DDR-SDRAM with faster CAS timings?

Kain
04-20-03, 04:16 AM
Basically, I am asking whether you would prefer the Corsair XMS LL PC3200 DDR-SDRAM or the Corsair XMS PC3500 DDR-SDRAM.

Smokey
04-20-03, 08:34 AM
The XMS3500 is cas2, so I would go with the fastest, which would be the XMS3500. Or you can buy a pack of Dual DDR which is 2 sticks that will work together at the same speeds, but I thinnk that only come in XMS3200?

Kain
04-20-03, 09:15 AM
The CAS latency of the XMS3500 is 2-3-3-7-T1. And the CAS latency of the CMX3200 LL is 2-2-2-6-T1.

Smokey
04-20-03, 10:53 AM
The first number is the CAS latency, hense both are rated at CAS2, yes the 3200 does have better timings, but dont forget that the timings listed are rated at 400MHz, where as the 3500 timings are rated at 434MHz, so unless you are running the 3500 at 434MHz or higher, you should be able to run with the timings rated for the 3200 on the 3500 ;)

Kain
04-20-03, 11:04 AM
Thanks.

But why do some Corsair RAM modules have "PT" at the end of their module name?

Kain
04-20-03, 11:19 AM
What is the difference between the CMX512-3500C2 and the CMX512-3500C2PT?

The Baron
04-20-03, 12:24 PM
I think the PT has a platinum head spreader vs. a gold heat spreader. Or SOMETHING like that.

Kain
04-20-03, 01:41 PM
Thanks.

Which type of RAM is best for the Intel Pentium 4? DDR-SDRAM or RDRAM?

ricercar
04-20-03, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by Kain PC3500 DDR-SDRAM with slower CAS timings or PC3200 DDR-SDRAM with faster CAS timings?


Slower PCxxxx with better timings will perform better than higher PCxxxx with lax timings. Last month I wrote Mushkin regarding this exact question. They recommended PC3200/2-2-2-5 over PC3500/2.5-3-3-6 when all other factors were equal.