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Roliath
04-12-05, 01:56 AM
Out of the ram choices, i've linked here, which would you choose and why?

Kingston Hyper-X (http://shop4.outpost.com/product/3746176?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG)
Mushkin
(http://shop4.outpost.com/product/3602905?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG)Geil (http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4387535?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG)
OCZ (http://shop4.outpost.com/product/3982378?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG)
Corsair XMS (http://shop4.outpost.com/product/3822887?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG)
PQI (http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4036032?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG)

Thanks in advance!

SH64
04-12-05, 02:00 AM
Either the Corsair or OCZ . both are superb (considering that money is not as issue) , but since i have experianced some overclocking with the OCZ .. i'll vote for it.

Roliath
04-12-05, 02:01 AM
Thank you! I don't have any problems with my Corsair XMS, but since i'm putting together a new system, i thought I might as well get some new ram.

SH64
04-12-05, 02:07 AM
Hmm wait a second .. the XMS is 2-3-3 for ($170) while the OCZ is 2.5-3-3 for ($140).. thats a tough one .
well in this case i'll have to stress that it depends on money you are willing to spend .. if you have enough then go for the Corsair for its lower CAS , if not pick the OCZ.

Rakeesh
04-12-05, 02:10 AM
FWIW I have seen a gig (512MBx2 PC3200) of mushkin for ~$85, and they are actually quite a good brand.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-146-299&depa=1

Roliath
04-12-05, 02:14 AM
I'm willing to spend up to $200 US (total).

Superfly
04-12-05, 04:05 AM
I'm willing to spend up to $200 US (total).

then get a pair of these:

http://www.crucial.com/ballistix/store/partspecs.asp?IMODULE=BL6464Z402

2x$105.99 less 4% for buying a twin pack.

rated @ 2-2-2-6 - I run mine @ DDR450 2.5-2-2-5 :D

expensive but it roxors the big one baby.

jAkUp
04-12-05, 11:09 AM
Go with the Corsair, the timings are rated lower. You should be able to squeeze 2-2-2-5 out of it

|MaguS|
04-12-05, 11:34 AM
Corsair all the way! I love mine, for people on a budget Geil is the best.

Riptide
04-12-05, 12:12 PM
OCZ makes excellent memory and a lot of people seem to choose it for their A64.

Rakeesh
04-12-05, 12:19 PM
FWIW I am actually using generic memory with a lifetime warranty, and I really don't even know what brand it is. Believe it or not, I can set the memory latency timings well below what its rated for, and this memory still works fine.

If you have a local fry's electronics, buy the memory from there as they'll honor the mfr warranty. If my memory ever goes bad, I can just bring it to fry's and they'll exchange both sticks for new ones on the spot.

Kickus_assius
04-12-05, 02:19 PM
I have 2 512 sticks of Geil Ultra Platinum PC4000 and it's great. Although for some reason my A64 mobo won't run it at DDR500, (I think it needs 3.1 V for that speed and my mobo only goes to 2.8V), it runs great at PC3200 speeds and I gained 30 FPS on CSS over my KVR PC3200 with the same timings.

ricercar
04-12-05, 05:12 PM
Mushkin, or Corsair, especially for dual channel rigs.

Roliath
04-12-05, 10:33 PM
Sweet, I found the Corsair XMS cheaper at ZipZoomFly.com
Link (http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=80097-18)

JoKeRr
04-12-05, 10:58 PM
Go with the Mushkin blue, rumor has it that it's using the new die BH5 chip, which should do nice and tight timing and OC very well.

Roliath
04-12-05, 11:28 PM
Go with the Mushkin blue, rumor has it that it's using the new die BH5 chip, which should do nice and tight timing and OC very well.
I've heard that, but is there anyway to confirm it, when/if I buy that ram?
I heard it has to be on a Black PCB, is that all?

JoKeRr
04-13-05, 12:09 AM
heard it on Xtreme Resources, some guy mentioned one of the Mushkin rep told them that. But don't count on my word, and make sure you can feed those ram some decent Volts.

bkswaney
04-13-05, 12:34 AM
then get a pair of these:

http://www.crucial.com/ballistix/store/partspecs.asp?IMODULE=BL6464Z402

2x$105.99 less 4% for buying a twin pack.

rated @ 2-2-2-6 - I run mine @ DDR450 2.5-2-2-5 :D

expensive but it roxors the big one baby.


I second that. :D
The crucial is badass.

bkswaney
04-13-05, 12:35 AM
I have 2 512 sticks of Geil Ultra Platinum PC4000 and it's great. Although for some reason my A64 mobo won't run it at DDR500, (I think it needs 3.1 V for that speed and my mobo only goes to 2.8V), it runs great at PC3200 speeds and I gained 30 FPS on CSS over my KVR PC3200 with the same timings.

I'm running the geil myself.
I run into the same problem with
my gigbyte board.
My voltage will not go that high.

Roliath
04-13-05, 01:12 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the board I will be using is an MSI Neo2 Plat, coupled with an AMD 3500+ Newcastle.
I think that the MSI will only go up to 2.8v on the ram.

Roliath
04-13-05, 01:29 AM
I also just found this pair of 512x2 of GeIL DDR500
Seems like a great price, and good timings, but what command rate is it? 1T or 2T?
I'm stumped.
It's going to be either the

Corsair XMS DDR400from ZipZoomFly @ $163 free 2nd day Link (http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=80097-18)

GeIL DDR500 from Newegg @ 155.67 Shipping $4.33 (Not so sure, since it needs 3.1v to do DDR500, and my mobo will only go up to 2.8v) Link (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-144-517&depa=1)

Muskin DDR400 from Outpost.com $119.00 no shipping (pick up from store)Link (http://shop4.outpost.com/product/3602905?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG)

Slyder
04-13-05, 01:39 AM
Corsair all the way baby. :cool:

This is my first set of ram which is branded and I have had no issues at all from getting it of the post guy, to running Memtest for 48hrs. :D

Roliath
04-13-05, 02:32 AM
Aww I gave into the Corsair DDR400 from zipzoomfly.com
163.00 was my total, and free 2nd day shipping.

john19055
04-13-05, 02:47 AM
I would go with OCZ ,the last Corsair I got some PC4000 XMS and it will not run at 500 (250DDR) the closest it will get is 230,my old PC3500XMS will run as fast as the new Corsair I got.

betterdan
04-13-05, 07:43 AM
Too late, the man made his decision.