What memory for an AM2 socket?

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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  1. if you're going to be gaming... get at least 2GB of ram.... if your budget only allows for 1GB.... here's my suggestions:

    Assuming this is the board you are getting...

    OCZ 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR2-800 or OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2-800
  2. yes that's the board!
    800Mhz rams are quite pricey, how worse will the performance be if i go for 766Mhz rams ?
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. Quote:
    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.
  6. 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 :)
  7. Quote:
    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 :)


    Something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227094

    or this....more expensive:


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820146568

    I would suggest the OCZ. GL :)


    PS. I know you're on a budget, BUT good quality RAM IS expensive.

    That's why i advise against AM2.
  8. what about this pair of babies?

    http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/products/specs/twin2x1024-5400c4.pdf

    any good for playing games good? (no o/c)
  9. Quote:
    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because if something were to go bad it will be easier to get parts for a system that is more up to date than an old outdated one.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. :)
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