After seeing the latest memory review at <A HREF="http://www.vr-zone.com/reviews/Memory/HighPerfDDR" target="_new">vr-zone</A>, I'm thinking about changing my opinion on the Samsung DDR-2700. Samsung looks like it could be a good contender, but I'll reserve my opinion until I've had a chance to test with my own retail modules. If it works out, I could have better results for lower cost than Corsair. Still, it seems you have to do a bit of "burn-in" and purchasing heat-spreaders third party would even out the price a little.
I thought a thought, but the thought I thought wasn't the thought I thought I had thought.
I was thinking of going with the Samsung and hoping to make cas2, however the Corsiar comes with the heat spreaders and is rated cas2 for sure. How important are the heat spreaders to OC and regular use?
Crucial will not put heatspreaders on their memory as they contend that it is only needed for overclocking, which is something they do not support.
I always go with Crucial or Corsair. I have more confidence in Crucial, but Corsair comes out with new memory faster and is overclorker friendly. In my opinion both are above the competition in terms of quality.
probably not very much... but they do have a number of advantages.
1. heatspreaders DO get rid of more heat, useful if one will operate ones computer in very hot conditions
2. i think they look cool
3. protect the ram from accidental touches. always useful as u dont want it fried.
as soon as i find some money i am going to get 1 stick of the new corsair, XMS2700 @ cas2 & 512mb. better i think than getting 2 sticks of 256.
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The OCZ pc2700 ram looks really good...does anybody have any experiance with it or read any reviews? Also, on a kt333 board, is it possible to use pc3000 ddr ram, and if so, what are the advantages?
PC3000? err, what about a pc3200 one?
KingMax is making ddr400(200mhz) sdram, but still very rare, and its CL2.5, I think the Samsung pc2700 with some better cooling should be ok to run at 200mhz(400mhz ddr).
I just ordered the Samsung, even though its cas=2.5, it should still perform. I hope it's good.