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OCZ Gold OR. Corsair XMS2

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June 9, 2006 2:06:27 PM

Hey Guys,

I'm working on a new system build and am trying to which memory will give me the best bang for the buck. Two packages I'm looking at are:

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2

^ $189.00 after $40.00 Rebate.


OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 667


$148.00 after $40.00 Rebate

Any distinct difference between those brands performance wise aside from the Speed?

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June 13, 2006 1:03:41 AM

Corsair has been known to be a good memory manufacturer. OCZ, while fairly new, is getting a good track record so far. I think you're gonna be okay with the OCZ if you wanna save a few bucks...
June 13, 2006 1:26:16 AM

What r the timings for the two? That might help. Also there is DDR2-800 at zipzoomfly for $169 after $30 rebate (2gb ocz gold)
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June 13, 2006 1:42:51 AM

wat cpu r u using AM2 or P4 cuz AM2 depends more on timings.
June 13, 2006 1:34:17 PM

At this point leaning towards an AMD AM2 3800+ or perhaps a Dual Core solution in the AMD line.

If I decide to go pentium chances are it will be either an 805 or a 930, since I do a lot of video encoding and need the extra "push".
June 13, 2006 2:11:27 PM

THis here is 5-5-5-10

While this Corsair is 5-5-5-12

Nvm, sorry those aren't 2Gb modules.

The final number in the timing (10 or 12) indicates the length of time that the ram is active before it goes to a precharge. Theoretically, the longer time, or larger number, is better, as it gives a longer time to read before having to be charged again. At the same time, some systems will run better with a smaller number. Either OCZ or Corsair would be good, with the edge perhaps going to Corsair. I don't know that it would be significant, though. Personally, I'd go for the OCZ, because I could use the money saved on something else which might make a bigger difference.
June 13, 2006 2:38:34 PM

What r the timings for the two? That might help. Also there is DDR2-800 at zipzoomfly for $169 after $30 rebate (2gb ocz gold)


when you have a chance , can you give me the link. I can not find the items.

June 13, 2006 4:02:51 PM

Go for the OCZ cuz the with two sticks u can run Dual channel and that improves performance. and u save money.