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Which Memory - DDR2 800 or DDR2 667?

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May 26, 2007 5:43:56 PM

I am going to get the Core 2 Duo E4300, which only needs a 333FSB to get 3GHz out of it so I don't really need DDR2 800, so I should be Ok with DDR2 667 shouldn't I? Anway is it worth paying nearly double the money for OCZ DDR2 800, or get Kingston DDR2 667 for almost half the price? These are the choices:

1.) Kingston 2GB KIT (2X1GB) DDR2 667MHz - £48.40:
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/91124/rb/28135743250

OR

2.) OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz - £80.14:
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/116755/rb/28135757340

So which should I get, baring in mind I am on a budget and I am already getting the Core 2 Duo E4300, Asus P5N-E SLI, BFG 8800GTS OC 320MB and an Antec Nine Hundred Case. Do I really need to spend almost double the money on the OCZ memory when I don't really need it for overclocking because the E4300 has a high multiplier and so can reach 3GHz with a 333FSB? What willl the performance differences be having DDR2 800 or DDR2 667? Thanks.
May 26, 2007 6:35:33 PM

I would go with the Kingston ValueRAM. Just remember that you are comparing Kingston's "value" line with an OCZ "premium" line.
May 26, 2007 6:53:24 PM

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I would go with the Kingston ValueRAM. Just remember that you are comparing Kingston's "value" line with an OCZ "premium" line.


Yes I know but I just wanted to know whether it was worth the price difference for the OCZ memory,
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May 26, 2007 9:09:01 PM

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I would go with the Kingston ValueRAM. Just remember that you are comparing Kingston's "value" line with an OCZ "premium" line.


Yes I know but I just wanted to know whether it was worth the price difference for the OCZ memory,

If you are on a budget and won't overclock higher than 333FSB you should definitely buy the cheaper ram. Anyway for most uses running the memory 1:1 (synchronously) with the FSB is rather faster. Get the Kingston and you are set.
May 28, 2007 10:50:30 AM

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I would go with the Kingston ValueRAM. Just remember that you are comparing Kingston's "value" line with an OCZ "premium" line.


Yes I know but I just wanted to know whether it was worth the price difference for the OCZ memory,

If you are on a budget and won't overclock higher than 333FSB you should definitely buy the cheaper ram. Anyway for most uses running the memory 1:1 (synchronously) with the FSB is rather faster. Get the Kingston and you are set.

OK ill get the Kingston, thanks for your help.
May 28, 2007 5:41:06 PM

Thanks for all your help, I have also descided to spend that little extra and get the 640MB 8800GTS, it makes more sense because most new games that come out by the end of the year will recommend having 512mb of video memory so the 640MB version will be more fututre proof, and £40 extra is nothing really when your already spending £200 on a graphics card. :D 
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