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Please advise me on DDR2 Ram for AMD AM2 X2 Platform...Thx

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January 31, 2007 1:52:36 PM

Hey all,

I am looking to buy 2GB 6400 (800Mhz) of Ram for my AMD AM2 X2 4600+ and need some suggestions on the manufacturer and the timings. I heard that Cas 5 really hurts the AMD platform and that I should get Cas 4 for AMD. Is this true?

Also, please rate the following manufacturers in order of preference:


Any help will be Grand.

January 31, 2007 4:10:05 PM


Okay, here are 3 different RAM's I am considering. They are near enough the same price. Please advise me which one you would go for and why:

1) GeIL 2GB PC6400C4 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit

- PC6400 800MHz CAS 4-4-4-12
- 64x8 DDR2 BGA Chips
- 240pin, Non-ECC, Un-buffered DDR2 SDRAM DIMM
- Aluminum Heat-spreader
- 6 Layers Ultra Low Noises Shielded PCB
- Lifetime Warranty
- 1.8V-2.3V Power Supply

2) G.Skill 2GB DDR2 PK PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS4 Dual Channel Kit

- Package : 2048MB kit (2x1GB) dual channel pack
- CAS Latency : 4-4-4-12 (PC2-6400)
- Speed : DDR2 800MHz (PC2-6400)
- Type : 240-pin DDR2
- Error Checking : Non-ECC
- Registered/Unbuffered : Unbuffered
- Quality Control : Comprehensive rigorously tested in pair at dual channel environment
- Warranty : Lifetime
- Test Voltage : 1.9-2.0 V

3) OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series DDR2

- 800MHz DDR2
- CL 4-4-4-15 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
- Platinum Mirrored XTC* Heatspreader
- OCZ Lifetime Warranty
- 240 Pin DIMM
- OCZ Enhanced Latency Technology
- 2.2V EVP**
- 1.9-2.1 Volts

I will be ordering soon so please comment on the one you think I should go for.

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