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Rayman1968
08-01-06, 05:16 PM
Which RAM would you stick in a new conroe system and why? Is this DDR2 1600 stuff really the shiznit people say it is?

shungokusatsu
08-01-06, 05:30 PM
Any EPP memory if your using a 590 board.

mullet
08-04-06, 10:45 AM
http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2809

It is remarkable to us that Corsair and OCZ took such different approaches when using the same Micron memory chips and yet ended up with such similar performance. The Corsair CM2X1024 6400C3 and the OCZ Ti Alpha PC2-8000 VX2 are currently at the top of the DDR2 performance pyramid. Either can provide results that is the best available in DDR2. Beyond that you will need to compare price and how you will use the memory to reach a decision between the two. Neither of these stellar performers is a good choice in an average system as they are both far too expensive to deliver good value. However, if you demand the best, either of these top-performing memories will deliver the goods.

Rayman1968
08-04-06, 09:42 PM
Excellent article. Thanks.

mullet
08-06-06, 09:49 AM
Nice timings.

Riptide
08-06-06, 11:04 AM
So when is it that DDR3 is supposedly going to be introduced?

Rayman1968
08-06-06, 02:17 PM
I just bought this set:

http://gskill.de/images/modules/sp2660_558x371_tin.jpg

http://gskill.de/product_sp2660.html

What made you go with this over the Corsair or OCZ?

Marvel_us
08-06-06, 02:20 PM
G. Skill is no slouch. They have some really nice kits out that are pretty much on par with Corsair and OCZ.

Nice set.:)

lee63
08-06-06, 02:46 PM
This is what I got :D



CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Timings 4-4-4-12


http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/8666/2014503908ct5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

jAkUp
08-06-06, 02:47 PM
So when is it that DDR3 is supposedly going to be introduced?

My guess late 07 early 08...

I'm going for the GSkill 1066 CL4.

Good ram is usually a decent investment for me since I keep it for a very long time. CPU's and video cards I swap every other day :D

|MaguS|
08-06-06, 03:00 PM
My guess late 07 early 08...

I'm going for the GSkill 1066 CL4.

Good ram is usually a decent investment for me since I keep it for a very long time. CPU's and video cards I swap every other day :D

Yeah, Im looking into those but most places are sold out of them currently.

jAkUp
08-06-06, 03:00 PM
Yeah, Im looking into those but most places are sold out of them currently.

Yup. Newegg is gone. They had them about a week ago.

Bearclaw
08-06-06, 03:06 PM
I just bought this set:

http://gskill.de/images/modules/sp2660_558x371_tin.jpg

http://gskill.de/product_sp2660.html

Nice!

Rytr
08-06-06, 04:13 PM
What about Corsair 4-4-4-12?
http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/140/140734/folders/249192/1965008corsair4-4-4-12.jpg

mullet
08-06-06, 07:14 PM
im getting these. :D

CORSAIR-XMS2-WIN2X2048-6400C3 / 3-4-3-9 / EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145035

shungokusatsu
08-06-06, 07:16 PM
im getting these. :D

CORSAIR-XMS2-WIN2X2048-6400C3 / 3-4-3-9 / EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145035
That memory is awesome just ordered some a few days ago.

mullet
08-06-06, 07:17 PM
That memory is awesome just ordered some a few days ago.

Please let me know how it goes man.

shungokusatsu
08-06-06, 07:19 PM
Please let me know how it goes man.
Still waiting on cpu's and boards :thumbdwn: Wow 469 bucks, that's outrageous lol.

Rayman1968
08-06-06, 10:44 PM
That memory is awesome just ordered some a few days ago.

Ordered from where? I can't find it in stock anywhere.

shungokusatsu
08-07-06, 01:01 AM
Ordered from where? I can't find it in stock anywhere.
My cousin works at Corsair, I also got a nice discount, got it for $240 :D

Riptide
08-07-06, 01:03 AM
My cousin works at Corsair, I also got a nice discount, got it for $240 :D
Jesus I hope so. $400+ is effin ridiculous. Screw that. The CPU probably costs less. :eek:

shungokusatsu
08-07-06, 01:05 AM
Jesus I hope so. $400+ is effin ridiculous. Screw that. The CPU probably costs less. :eek:
The EPP memory does make a big difference, pretty much the main reason to go with the 590 boards besides SLI. It's also o/c to 1300 MHz, which is just ridiculous.

Riptide
08-07-06, 01:08 AM
What does EPP do for you anyway?

shungokusatsu
08-07-06, 01:12 AM
What does EPP do for you anyway?
It was created by Nvidia to make o/c extremely easy.

Riptide
08-07-06, 01:22 AM
But the RAM itself will not necessarily clock any higher than RAM without EPP. Yes? It just takes some of the guesswork out of it and saves time.