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November 26, 2005 12:06:20 AM

Its time to make decide what memory I want in my new computer, but its a really hard decision!
I've been looking at these:
1gb Corsair Value Select 2x512Mb
1gb TWINX1024-3200C2 2x512Mb
1gb OCZ DDR PC-3200 Premier Dual Channel

But what should I choose?
The rest of the stuff that I'm getting is the following:
DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D
Athlon 64 venice 3500+
Point of View 7800GT

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December 2, 2005 7:47:57 AM

from what I've been seeing around and reading here in the forums,,, the OCZ stuff is pretty good ram, and usually you can get it for a little less than some of the other big names.

If you're going 1g though, why not matched 2 x 512 if your doing the dual channel? Otherwise, your kinda wasting that aspect. Or you could do 2 x 1g :) 
I found a set of pc3200 OCZ platinum 2-3-2-5 2 x 1g pair for $218 on newegg.
December 7, 2005 6:16:32 AM

I just bought 1GB Corsair VS. I've been watching prices and this is the best deal on name brand PC3200 400mhz memory I have seen.
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December 7, 2005 6:29:19 AM

Get exactly what russel linked you to....you dont need 2GB of ram unless you do certain things...If its for gaming. Save some money and just have a GB of RAM.

If yuo have money to burn get the 2GB its not going to slow you down....but its certainly not going t speed it up.
December 7, 2005 6:37:56 AM

I really wanted to get PC3500 or higher but the price jump is TOOOOO much.

I am starting a build and going to use a AMD cpu so I really wanted memory a little faster than the 400MHZ used by the processor to give me some room to OC. Corsair is a good brand so maybe I'll have a little room to OC.
December 7, 2005 6:50:40 AM

Russ....my buddy....RAM DIVDER! you dont get a performance loss...you can OC your chip to the moon and keep your ram at DDR400.
December 7, 2005 7:15:26 AM

I don't mean to hijack this thread but are you are saying that a faster speed memory won't help in OCing??????????????
December 7, 2005 7:23:44 AM

Hijack anything you want....you are Russell...you can have anything you want....(and new people often wonder the same things)

What i am saying is you dont HAVE to have fast ram for a high OC....Lets say you have a 3200+ and OC it to 3Ghz....YAY FOR RUSSELL! but you have value ram that wont OC. What you can do, in your BIOS, is use a ram divider...its makes the ram run at a ratio of the FSB.

1:1 is best, but not needed. common ones are 5:6, 4:5, 3:4, 2:3, and 1:2 So for this example you would set your ram divider to 2:3. Your ram would be running at a 200fsb and your cpu would beusing a 300.

This used to make a HUGE performance hit but not with A64's. There is very little hit at all....and because you can OC the CPU so much higher you negate all he bad things.



And also as a side note...PC3500 ram isn't worth it....thats just what its rated and garenteed to do. The best OC'ing ram is PC3200...or PC4200 Something either normal or rated and garenteed to go high.

I know that the OCZ Rev2 can go t0 320fsb....Which is a mere DDR640. Its rated for DDR400....
December 7, 2005 7:59:03 AM

I'm building this rig Johnny Cash style...(One piece at a time). So it will take a while to get it completed.

I bought a new case and power supply.(Antec & True Power 350)
I bought the GB of ram because I can use it in my current rig to enhance performance until I need it in the new one.

Thanks for the info.. I'll be picking your brain when I get the rig built. :D 
December 7, 2005 8:01:09 AM

Feel free....
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