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opinon samsung or corsair 2700?

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April 15, 2002 3:44:38 PM

looking for which chip will give me the best results.(using cas2)
mobo: msi kt3 ultra aru
processor: xp2000
dual power supply: total system watts 730

want to overclock to the max?
will be using mem coolers and special designed case for max cooling.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mikace on 04/15/02 11:47 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
April 16, 2002 2:44:23 AM

I haven't used Corsair (too expensive), but my Samsung 256MB PC2700 (DDR333) can handle 175MHz at CAS2. For 75 bucks, it's not bad.

:smile: Good or Bad have no meaning at all, depends on what your point of view is.
April 16, 2002 6:50:11 AM

For me, Corsair, no question. Crucial will be my new choice when it becomes available in PC2700.

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April 16, 2002 4:09:36 PM

Where did you find CAS2 Samsung? I've checked around on pricewatch but only could find CAS2.5

a b } Memory
April 16, 2002 9:41:00 PM

i think this is what your looking for???????????
but, your right i can't find this paticular model on pricewatch either!!!!!!!!


Performance range

Part No. Max Freq.(Speed) Interface

M381L6423CT1-C(L)B3 167MHz(6.0ns@CL=2.5) SSTL_2

* M381L6423CT1-C(L)A2 133MHz(7.5ns@CL=2) SSTL_2

M381L6423CT1-C(L)B0 133MHz(7.5ns@CL=2.5) SSTL_2

* M381L6423CT1-C(L)A0 100MHz(10ns@CL=2) SSTL_2

Power supply : Vdd: 2.5V ± 0.2V, Vddq: 2.5V ± 0.2V
Double-data-rate architecture; two data transfers per clock cycle
Bidirectional data strobe(DQS)
Differential clock inputs(CK and CK)
DLL aligns DQ and DQS transition with CK transition
Programmable Read latency 2, 2.5 (clock)
Programmable Burst length (2, 4, 8)
Programmable Burst type (sequential & interleave)
Edge aligned data output, center aligned data input
Auto & Self refresh, 7.8us refresh interval(8K/64ms refresh)
Serial presence detect with EEPROM
PCB : Height 1250 (mil), double sided component
April 17, 2002 12:27:49 AM

After seeing the latest memory review at <A HREF="" 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.

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April 17, 2002 12:47:28 AM

It is CAS2.5, but I run it at CSA2 (2-6-2-2T Command). Bought it at Fry's few weeks ago when it was on sale ($80 now).

:smile: Good or Bad have no meaning at all, depends on what your point of view is.
April 17, 2002 4:28:12 AM

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?
April 17, 2002 5:01:26 AM

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.
April 18, 2002 2:20:47 AM

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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April 18, 2002 6:13:57 PM

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?
April 18, 2002 7:33:41 PM

Thanx for the review but does anyone know about the advantages of using pc3000 ddr in a kt333 as opposed to pc2700
April 19, 2002 7:57:11 PM

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).
a b } Memory
April 24, 2002 1:32:21 PM

I just ordered the Samsung, even though its cas=2.5, it should still perform. I hope it's good.
April 27, 2002 1:07:10 AM

1- Corsair
2- Micron/Crucial
3- N/A

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