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March 2, 2010 8:33:37 PM

First of all, thanks very much for taking the time to look at my post.

I am on my first build and have everything I need apart from the Ram:

- Gigabyte Ga-P55m-UD4 Motherboard
- i5 750
- Sapphire Vapor-X HD 5770
- Corsair TX650W
- 1TB Samsung F3 7200rpm
- Coolermaster Elite 310


Could anyone recommend some good ram for about £80-£90 that will work well on the GA-P55m-UD4? I'm basically looking for the best bang/buck but also something that I can simply plug and play.

The PC is for a bit of everything, some light gaming, light editing.

I was looking at this:

http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid...

because it is going for £90 on ebuyer but I am a bit worried about this whole "let's not go over 1.5V" issue. Would 1.65V ram be a problem on this mobo?

Many thanks for any advice given!


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March 2, 2010 8:48:20 PM

I am not familiar with uk sites so I will tell you how I select RAM....look at the models here, and then see if you can grab at your fav sites. Youll want the lowest CAS # DDR3-1600 that you can afford:

CAS 7 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
From this list I'd grab the Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 Model 996782 if the rebate holds in UK

CAS 8 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Model OCZ3X1600R2LV4GK

The important thing I'm getting at is I'm just picking the lowest price one off the list that's from a vendor I am comfy with.




a c 163 } Memory
March 2, 2010 8:50:57 PM

Well, I will go for something like this, I have 4GB and are very good.
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March 2, 2010 8:57:22 PM

Thanks for your replies, I forgot to mention that I'm looking for 2x2gb of DDR3... wish we had the rebate system in the UK!
a c 163 } Memory
March 2, 2010 9:02:41 PM

^The link are 2x2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer.
March 2, 2010 9:08:18 PM

saint19 said:
^The link are 2x2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer.


Hehe, yeah I know I just realised I hadn't specified!

They look pretty good but are a bit out of budget... what do you think about this model: BL2KIT25664BN1608?

Cheers!
a c 163 } Memory
March 2, 2010 9:10:09 PM

^Yeah, that looks good too, the only difference with the Tracer are the LEDs.
a b } Memory
March 3, 2010 1:46:15 AM

Frukoz said:
First of all, thanks very much for taking the time to look at my post.

I am on my first build and have everything I need apart from the Ram:

I was looking at this:

http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid...

because it is going for £90 on ebuyer but I am a bit worried about this whole "let's not go over 1.5V" issue. Would 1.65V ram be a problem on this mobo?

Many thanks for any advice given!


Seriously, do you even READ the reviews here? Buy this:

http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid...

It's better RAM. It's probably the best RAM you can get for under £100. The sinks that you see on more expensive RAM actually make it perform WORSE. Oh yeh, and here's the review:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ddr3-4gb-p55,2462.h...
a b } Memory
March 3, 2010 1:47:56 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
I am not familiar with uk sites so I will tell you how I select RAM....look at the models here, and then see if you can grab at your fav sites. Youll want the lowest CAS # DDR3-1600 that you can afford:

CAS 7 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
From this list I'd grab the Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 Model 996782 if the rebate holds in UK

CAS 8 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Model OCZ3X1600R2LV4GK

The important thing I'm getting at is I'm just picking the lowest price one off the list that's from a vendor I am comfy with.


Oh Jack, just read the review before recommending inferior or overpriced stuff...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ddr3-4gb-p55,2462.h...
March 3, 2010 5:55:25 PM

Crashman said:
Seriously, do you even READ the reviews here? Buy this:

http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid...

It's better RAM. It's probably the best RAM you can get for under £100. The sinks that you see on more expensive RAM actually make it perform WORSE. Oh yeh, and here's the review:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ddr3-4gb-p55,2462.h...



Cheers Crashman, I bought a pair today after reading the review... which had managed to escape me until you pointed it out.


Thx!
a b } Memory
March 3, 2010 6:14:35 PM

Frukoz said:
Cheers Crashman, I bought a pair today after reading the review... which had managed to escape me until you pointed it out.


Thx!


Also let me apologize for my slightly cross attitude, I was just getting tired of answering the same question the same way over and over without the regular contributors picking up on it. Generally speaking, memory that's really and truly better cost significantly more, and the stuff in the middle is just dressed-up cheap stuff.
a b } Memory
March 4, 2010 11:05:22 PM

Crashman said:
Oh Jack, just read the review before recommending inferior or overpriced stuff...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ddr3-4gb-p55,2462.h...


Could you explain a bit cause I am missing something....well more than one thing apparently :)  ...for example, the OCZ 1600 MHz CAS 8 RAM I listed was $95 on newegg ....the Crucial 1333 CAS 9 is 18% more $112. What makes the OCZ inferior or over priced ? I can't compare directly from the article as the OCZ CAS 8 isn't in it. Will both get me to 4.0 Ghz w/ and if so at what memory multiplier / timings ?

Yes I understand that something can perform better than it's rated before but as the article said, ya can't go out and buy every one and test it .... and articles like this , when we can find them (THG search engine is a bit trying) only cover 4 different offerings compared with the hundreds out there. Looking in the article, what would I refer to that would tell me what's going to perform well at 4.0 Ghz ?




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