Does it really matter what memory you run? I have Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 and it works excellent. I'm pretty sure any RAM you can put in there will work fine. Pardon me if this assumption is incorrect.
And I don't think the corsair kit I intially posted are overpriced at all. You pay for quality.
You pay for the name.
As long as it has a lifetime warranty (which 95% of them do) they are all the same.
From the C4 listings, they start at $84.99 and offer the same performance of the set you bought @ $109 on sale before rebate. Not saying what you got is bad, just overpriced.
June 30, 2008 7:28:57 PM
thanks for the responses.
Asus' list is throwing me a curve. They have no corsair or crucial dddr2/800 2gb sticks listed & the patriot 2gb stick sez 'supports one module inserted into either slot as single channel memory configuration' under their socket support column.
I guess my question is how much weight should be given to these vendor lists & how do you know if a given stick will fit/work in the mobo?
Sorry, I am missing where you said what Mb you plan on using.
Regardless, if it is any current Mb you should have no problems with compatibility. Most of the time the official support list is well outdated. It would be impossible to test every set of RAM available and they are rarely updated after launch.
Post the motherboard you are planing on using and we will see if you will have any problems.
July 1, 2008 12:13:37 AM
ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Just a tentative choice, I'm still hashing together components but thought I'd try & match up memory with it.
I may try some moderate overclocking.
I have one PC at home based on P5Q Pro with corsair XMS2 - no problems whatsoever. Built 3 others for customers(all on PRO) two with some extra value ram from ebuyer.com, one with kingston value ram - they all work without a hitch.
IMO p5q-pro is one of the best allround mobos out there, but yeah, cooling on p5q-e seems a bit more solid.