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May 28, 2006 2:38:24 PM

Hi guys,

I'm into buying the new MSI Platinum Ultra M/B for a 3500+ AM2 AMD with NF570 chipset. I want 2x512MB DDR2 memories but I m on a budget and I m not really interested in O/Cing. I just want it to run games well and generally be stable.

Any suggestions?

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May 28, 2006 10:17:09 PM

yes that's the board!
800Mhz rams are quite pricey, how worse will the performance be if i go for 766Mhz rams ?
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May 28, 2006 11:45:18 PM

the performance hit would be when trying to load windows, and loading applications. It will still be pretty fast, but if you're a serious gamer, definitly go for the ddr2-800...
May 29, 2006 9:46:10 AM

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So would this be a good choice to match a AM2 3500+

Corsair Value Series 2x512MB DDR2 667Mhz (i cant find timing)

or these Geil
http://www.geilusa.com/proddetail.asp?linenumber=71


No for both..If you use 667...it better be the tightest timings you can get.
May 29, 2006 10:55:01 AM

so what do propose? Keep in mind i dont wont to O/C and i m on a budget!
Thans for sheding some light here for me :) 
June 6, 2006 7:49:22 AM

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I have a friend that is looking into building a sempron system and has been asking me question on what ram to get since he is thinking on going AM2 for the upgradeability and just because if something were to go bad it will be easier to get parts for a system that is more up to date than an old outdated one. My question is would ddr2 667 be good enough for the sempron? ddr2 800 is still pretty pricey at this point in time and this is a budget system. This system will no be playing any newer games at all.
AM2 Semprons ODMC is only
compatable with up to DDR 667, not DDR800 as the Athlons and FX's
are. So yes, 667 will have to be good enough, just get it with tight timings
if possible. :) 
!