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February 27, 2003 8:51:44 PM

Hi all,

I've got a little question on the TwinX Corsair modules but first I need to be 100% sure that 512MB (2x256) of XMS(PC)3200 TwinX for example is just like having 2 sticks of normal 256MB XMS3200 LL (Low latency)....??? Is it?

And now the big question is... I've seen the review of DDR333 v. DDR400 and I was wondering if 512MB of XMS2700 (2-2-2-5-T1) would be better than 512MB of XMS3200 (2-2-2-6-T1 )?

Real problem is that I've just ordered some XMS3200 today and I'm only seeing that review tonight... :'(  That will teach me a lesson for not looking enough before I run to spend me money... lol

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February 27, 2003 11:27:55 PM

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I've got a little question on the TwinX Corsair modules but first I need to be 100% sure that 512MB (2x256) of XMS(PC)3200 TwinX for example is just like having 2 sticks of normal 256MB XMS3200 LL (Low latency)....??? Is it?

Yes, Corsair says the TwinX is a memory that is tested in "dual channel enviroments" but it is nothing more than dual LL sticks.

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And now the big question is... I've seen the review of DDR333 v. DDR400 and I was wondering if 512MB of XMS2700 (2-2-2-5-T1) would be better than 512MB of XMS3200 (2-2-2-6-T1 )?


The PC3200 @ 2-2-2-6 will run at 2-2-2-5 @ PC2700 speed.
February 28, 2003 6:35:04 AM

Thx m8! But I'm still a bit confused... The reason is that I've just ordered some of that TwinX XMS3200 and I still don't know what mobo I'm gonna get, I currently have an ABIT AT7 ver.1 which will make that RAM work at 333MHz anyway, but I don't know if I should have ordered some 333MHz instead...

Anyhow, they still haven't sent it and I can still cancel the order to get something else, so I don't know what to do!!!! :'o( lol

I do undestand in their test DDR333 offered better performance with both VIA and nForce2 chipsets (the world of IT is weird sometimes), but then they were 2 different sticks. Now, what if they'd done the tests with the same stick, say run it first at 400 and then at 333, will the results be better at 333 or 400? Cos this is basically what's gonna happen if I do get that RAM, unless I get some 333 instead.

Also they say that their 2700 chips on the sticks are actually underclocked 3200 just to set better timings, and same thing for the 3200 which are actaully 3500, so that cnfuses me even more if I try to think of the results I'm gonna get...

If you were me ;oP would you just get that 3200 and run it at 2700 with lower latency or would you cancel the order and get the 2700 (only about $20 less)??

Thx!
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February 28, 2003 6:45:41 AM

oh, for cheaper I can go for 2 sticks of OCZ PC3200 (Performance Series) or for just about the same price PC3500 (Performance Series too)? What do you think?

thx, I appriciate your help!

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by DaDdY_SnEb on 02/28/03 03:48 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
March 1, 2003 3:34:17 PM

I don't know which system you are going to get. Here's what I think if you get nForce2:

>>> Get DDR333 CL2 if you are not going to overclock and not going to upgrade your CPU in future (Barton 400MHz BUS). The DDR333 is fine, save your money buy a better video card or processor.

Both OCZ EL and Corsair XMS are very good memory. The OCZ PC3500 EL have 4.5ns chips and can reach almost 500MHz @ 2.8V.
March 1, 2003 11:24:31 PM

thx for the answer m8, I am actually getting a Redaon 9700 Pro at the same time, and probaly new CPU and mobo in a couple of month ;o)

Oh, and I finally ordered 2 sticks of OCZ 256MB PC3500 ;oP
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