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Help with choosing best memory for the money...PC2-6400

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May 29, 2007 3:59:08 PM

Since I am looking at the likelihood of upgrading to an AMD Athlon X2 3800+ AM2 based machine soon, I am going to be needing 2gb of new memory. Here is a list of the sub-$150 priced 2gb kits for PC2-6400 that ZipZoomFly carries for Corsair, Crucial and OCZ. The pricing does not include rebates since I won't likely be able to make a purchase before the offers expire. For that reason, I'm going based on pre-rebate pricing. The system will be for general use with occassional gaming (bfme/c&c3/oblivion/etc) and xvid/mpeg-2/HD video encoding/decoding. I've marked which one I'm considering, which is #5. How much of a noticeable performance difference do the latency ratings listed here really make for a general use system? Any input? Any recommendations for anything specific? My cap on the memory is around $150 or so. Thanks.

-- MaSoP

NOTE: I added Crucial to the list, as I forgot to include that in my initial post.

1)

OCZ OCZ2G8002GK 2GB Kit DDR2-800 PC2-6400 Gold Gamer eXtreme XTC Edition Dual Channel Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

Latency Rating: 5-5-5-12

$110.99


2)

Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400 2GB Kit DDR2-800 XMS2-6400 Xtreme Performance Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

Latency Rating: 5-5-5-12

$118.00


3) Optimized for the DFI NF590 SLI-M2R

OCZ OCZ2P800LP2GK 2GB Kit DDR2 PC2-6400 Platinum DFI Special Dual Channel Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

$135.50

Latency Rating: 4-4-4-15


4)

OCZ OCZ2P8002GK 2GB Kit DDR2-800 PC2-6400 Enhanced Latency Platinum XTC Edition Dual Channel Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

$135.80

Latency Rating: 4-5-4-15


5) I HAVE PUT THIS ONE INTO CONSIDERATION

OCZ OCZ2P800R22GK 2GB Kit DDR2 PC2-6400 Platinum Revision 2 Dual Channel Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

$139.00

Latency Rating: 4-4-4-15


6)

OCZ OCZ2SOE8002GK 2GB Kit DDR2 PC2-6400 Special Ops Edition Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

$142.00

Latency Rating: 5-5-5-12


7)

Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2GB Kit DDR2-800 XMS2-6400 Xtreme Performance Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

$146.00

Latency Rating: 4-4-4-12 and 5-5-5-15


8) ATI CrossFireâ„¢ Certified

OCZ OCZ2A8002GK 2GB Kit DDR2 PC2-6400 ATI CrossFire Dual Channel Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

$147.00

Latency Rating: 4-4-4-12


9)

Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400C5DHX Twin2X Dual-Channel Memory Kits with DHX Technology Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

$149.00

Latency Rating: 5-5-5-18


10)

Crucial Technology Ballistix BL2KIT12864AA804 2GB kit DDR2-800 PC2-6400 Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

$135.99

Latency Rating: 4-4-4-12


11)

Crucial Technology Ballistix Tracer BL2KIT12864AL804 2GB Kit DDR2-800 PC2-6400 Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

$144.99

Latency Timing: 4-4-4-12
May 30, 2007 7:30:04 AM

No big difference.
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May 30, 2007 7:31:48 PM

oh well, it's a worthy mention at least.
May 31, 2007 11:29:12 PM

I was referring to the OP's post; sorry for making it seem as though I was replying to yours!
June 1, 2007 10:55:03 PM

it's ok man, happens all the time. :lol: 
June 2, 2007 2:10:07 PM

i would say Corsair . wich one , depend on ur badget .
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