View Full Version : Corsair XMS question

02-14-03, 04:43 PM
Should I go with the low latency memory and should I get two sticks of 256mb or 1 stick of 512mb of PC3200. Or should I get 1 stick regular cas 2 memory of PC3200 or PC3500 at 512mb. Thanks in advance... :)

02-14-03, 05:41 PM
I'd go with the PC3500... Maybe save up and get a low latency stick of it if you can wait a bit. That way you can go dual channel with it down the road when/if you can afford another stick.

02-15-03, 08:09 PM
Bah, I think by the time you need 1GB of mem its time for another system anyway.

Get 2 sticks low latency PC3200 or PC3500 XMS 256MB and enjoy that extra bandwidth man!

02-16-03, 09:16 PM
Go with whatever is cheaper..It wont make much of a difference if its 2x256 or 1x512..

Pc3500 over Pc3200 is probably a few bucks more..So you might want to consider the 3500 depending on future upgrades..But the PC3200 should be more than sufficient..You wont see a difference between the two unless your OC'ing or going with a higher FSB..It all depends..

02-16-03, 09:44 PM
do they even make CL2 PC3200 RAM yet?

02-17-03, 06:12 AM
Originally posted by StealthHawk
do they even make CL2 PC3200 RAM yet?

OCZ PC3200 (http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory_specs.php?id=22)


OCZ PC3500 (http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory_specs.php?id=1)

both at CL2 :eek:

I think the Corsair XMS is along the same lines!