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October 25, 2007 11:31:02 PM

New Build

Q6600
P5K DELUXE
8800GTX
WD 750 GB SATA
CORSAIR 620HX

all the above im getting from my uncle as a gift...
im buying

ZALMAN 9700NT 2300 BAHT
ASUS 18X DVD WRITER SATA 1300 BAHT
CM 690 3000 BAHT

i wanted to know what ram i should get

1 GB PQI DDR2 800 1300 BAHT
1 GB KINGSTON DDR2 800 1700 BAHT

WHICH IS BETTER

IM ON A SMALL BUDGET AND THE PQI IS CHEAPER


BY THE WAY $100 IS 3300 BAHT

EDIT*

I LIVE IN INDIA AND THEREFORE ITS MORE OR LESS HOT AND HUMID ALL YEAR ROUND 35* CELSIUS IS NORMAL

AND I WILL BE BUYING IN THAILAND

THANKS
October 25, 2007 11:42:42 PM

samurai weasel lol.

The currency exchange rate doesn't matter cuz living standards are different everywhere. You could be paying $1 for a snack whereas I pay $5.

I'm leaning towards the Kingston: quality & low voltage. & most importantly, it may use Micron D9 chips which are the best overclockers, if that matters to you.
October 26, 2007 12:41:36 AM

Really, if ambient temperature is higher year round...you probably should not overclock your computer, since you have fast components already, and you can't cool them below ambient (cheaply). That makes me lean toward the 1300 BAHT PQi RAM. I think that it is your better choice if not overclocking...you can get more of it!
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October 26, 2007 12:56:07 AM

samurai weasel said:
New Build

Q6600
P5K DELUXE
8800GTX
WD 750 GB SATA
CORSAIR 620HX

all the above im getting from my uncle as a gift...
im buying

ZALMAN 9700NT 2300 BAHT
ASUS 18X DVD WRITER SATA 1300 BAHT
CM 690 3000 BAHT

i wanted to know what ram i should get

PQI DDR2 800 1300 BAHT
KINGSTON DDR2 800 1700 BAHT

WHICH IS BETTER

IM ON A SMALL BUDGET AND THE PQI IS CHEAPER


BY THE WAY $100 IS 3300 BAHT

EDIT*

I LIVE IN INDIA AND THEREFORE ITS MORE OR LESS HOT AND HUMID ALL YEAR ROUND 35* CELSIUS IS NORMAL

AND I WILL BE BUYING IN THAILAND

THANKS


come on man. how are we supposed to compare your ram unless you give us details.
October 26, 2007 3:02:18 AM

I'm assuming these are both DDR2 800 1GB chips with CAS 5 latency...that's what $50 and $35 would get you in the U.S.
October 26, 2007 10:07:10 AM

So the general consensus is that the kingston is of better quality...

another question is if i there is a lot of difference between ddr2 533, 667, and 800
is it noticeable in games and in windows xp

the heat is the reason im getting the zalman 9700 my old p4 630 at stock 3.0 GHZ was idling at 55



yup sorry i forgot the 1 gb bit

FIXED IT



October 26, 2007 12:09:23 PM

Your mobo specs say up to 1333MHZ FSB:

http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?modelmenu=2&model=16...

The fastest desktop s775 chips are FSB 1333MHZ.

1333 / 4 = 333.25 * 2 = 666.5 or 667mhz ram

If you don't overclock, the fastest you should get is 667Mhz ram. However, your q6600 is FSB 1066MHZ:

1066 / 4 = 266.5 * 2 = 533mhz

If you don't o/c, any ram you install will be seen as 533mhz.

& no, you can't see any difference with your naked eyes between ram speeds unless you benchmark the ram or do very time-consuming calculations.
October 27, 2007 7:59:11 AM

I guess ill buy the ddr2 800 just to be future proof, because i want my system to last 2-3 years at the very least.

thanks for your help
!