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toxikneedle
02-19-05, 10:33 AM
I found this site with pretty cheap Corsair XMS ram. I have 768mb of Corsair XMS' right now, all PC3200. Since I have my CPU overclocked all of them are running right now at 220 or 440 DDR.

Ok, back to this site, I just wanna get 1 more 256mb stick... I dont have much money and these are as high as I can get probably. I found 2 sticks for the same price and just wanted to know which is better to get:

http://store.yahoo.com/shentech/co25pccxmsdd1.html
or
http://store.yahoo.com/shentech/co25pccxmsdd5.html

And also do you think these sticks will work fine overclocked at my speeds?

toxikneedle
02-19-05, 08:21 PM
*bump* anyone? I need to get something by tomorrow

jAkUp
02-19-05, 10:04 PM
Just get the standard XMS. Since you already have XMS, you would see no benefit going over to the Pro series. It just allows lower timings, and has LED lights, but it would only be good if all the memory is the same.

1337_Like_ThaT
02-20-05, 01:27 AM
JakUp is right, it would look pretty gay having 1/2 your memory standard xMs and the other 1/2 with pro series, giving only 1/2 with LED's :( You will see no performance imporovement going over to pro series anyways since it seems by the links they are exactly identical in latencies and speeds. So just go with the norm XMS

Gorion
02-22-05, 12:56 PM
The thing to note with the PRO series is that because of the LED's they have a higher voltage requirement. Their default voltage is 2.75v. Now I had a Gigabyte K8ns pro motherboard and I had to raise the voltage settings to 2.7 (which was all the board could provide)a nd at that I had to loosen the timings to remain stable. So if you go with XMS Pro memory make sure you MB can supply enough Voltage for it or you will have stability probs.