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October 3, 2006 11:46:46 AM

Which of these memories is better? I know that corsair is a very good brand but it is more expensive and with a worse latency (I think, the site I´m buying from doesn´t list the latency so I´m guessing it´s this version). On the other hand I´ve never heard anything about g.skill memory which kinda makes me hesitate to buy it.

http://www.gskill.com/en/f2-6400phu2-hz.html

http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/products/specs/TWIN2X2048-6400.pdf


This is the site but it´s in icelandic so I doubt you´ll be able to make heads or tails of this.
http://www.att.is/product_info.php?cPath=41_16_207&products_id=2385

The price difference between the two is around 25%. Is the Corsair worth that much more even if it turns out to have the same latency?

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October 3, 2006 1:04:37 PM

No, the corsair is not worth it. Get the cheaper G.Skill, or even look into Geil, Mushkin, or AMpX (wintec). All are good sticks of RAM for cheaper then the Corsair.
October 3, 2006 1:07:15 PM

i would choose G.SKILL, friend of mine has some, even with worse timing and he could make it up to 1000MHz with faster timings (4-4-4-12) and if it is really cheaper, take those, don't hesitate, btw, it's as famous as corsair
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October 3, 2006 1:55:25 PM

Your paying abit more for the brand with Corsair. G.Skill will perform comparably, or slightly worse, but won't justify the 25% price premium. G.Skill is fine.

I like OCZ more myself...
October 3, 2006 2:45:05 PM

Thx for the feedback guys.

I´m going to go with the G.skill memory, it has the added bonus of being available at the place where I´m buying the motherboard.
October 5, 2006 7:33:29 AM

Talk about being lucky, I went and bought the stuff I needed for my new computer yesterday and I got the very last of the memory I wanted. The guys at the store even commented on that when the got more of it it would be far more expensive.

To make things even sweeter there was a guy in line behind me who had intended to buy the same type of memory, so if I´d hit one more red light on the way there I would have missed out :D 

I also lucked out with the motherboard I got, they only had one gigabyte DS3 left when I got there.
October 6, 2006 5:45:53 AM

That is actually very fine memory. Its not like the PK version that doesnt OC as well. You should be hitting 500+Mhz CL5 in not time and wtihout any hassle.
October 17, 2006 5:36:51 PM

I was planning to get the exact same memory. Did you like that G.Skill memory? What about general compatibility, I'm planning to upgrade my motherboard in the coming months, not sure what, I would like to find a memory that would have some chance to work with the motherboard that I will get. Whatever it is...
October 17, 2006 5:57:27 PM

Corsair gets served by a lot of sticks out there, get the G.Skill
October 17, 2006 6:32:32 PM

I second that, get GSkill. Corsairs are for those who wants extreme overclocking and bragging rights.
October 17, 2006 6:39:45 PM

i have G.Skill DDR2-800 paired with a DS3(see sig) and im very happy with it. runs 960mhz cl5 very well and allows me to do some pretty good OC'ing. super stable and fast. its my first batch of this ram and id recomend it to other people. also boots fine with the mobo, no tweaking or changing settings. 8)
October 17, 2006 8:27:05 PM

What is the difference between these G.Skill products that warrants a $50 premium for the PHU2 over the CL4D?

F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK (1GB x 2)
PC6400 4-4-4-12 (Dual Channel)
Test Voltage: 1.9~2.0 Volts

F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ (1GB x 2)
PC6400 4-4-4-12 (Dual Channel)
Test Voltage: 2.0~2.1 Volts

Does the higher test voltage indicate it overclocks better?
October 17, 2006 9:17:02 PM

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What is the difference between these G.Skill products that warrants a $50 premium for the PHU2 over the CL4D?

F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK (1GB x 2)
PC6400 4-4-4-12 (Dual Channel)
Test Voltage: 1.9~2.0 Volts

F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ (1GB x 2)
PC6400 4-4-4-12 (Dual Channel)
Test Voltage: 2.0~2.1 Volts

Does the higher test voltage indicate it overclocks better?


Look at my sig, the PK has a lower binning and sometimes its even the "garbage" from the high binning done to the HZ. It'll OC to some 450Mhz for sure but beyond that is a hit and miss thing.
The HZ has excellent OCing and will go to 533+Mhz CL5 @2.2+v makes the higher price worth it IMO.
July 4, 2008 6:59:21 PM

WHAT????

Please, don´t compare, CORSAIR is much better than GSKILL. Believe me, that last week, I had to refund the gskill to the shop, to get the memory I had to bought first time: CORSAIR.
Next tuesday I will receive it, so I will tell
July 4, 2008 10:57:49 PM

G. Skill is fine. Kingston is even better and has better compatibility with most mobos, but has a price premium for their HyperX line. What would be funny is if the consair memory fails flat out :p 
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