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April 3, 2003 6:02:32 PM

My setup calls for RDRAM for a Gigabyte GA-8IHXP2 motherboard. Haven't gotten anything yet, but I'm clueless as far as what brand of RAM to get. I have considered Samsung, but can't seem to find it at any reputable dealer. My main questions boil down to -

what brand of ram to get and do i have to get rimm 4200 32-bit ram and ecc or non-ecc?

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by bigOx on 04/03/03 02:06 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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April 4, 2003 12:09:35 AM

Don't know particular specs but Samsung is the best for sure...



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April 4, 2003 10:55:29 AM

what about Elpida's???
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April 4, 2003 6:16:50 PM

Um... Samsung makes very good ram modules at a good price. The quality is top. I don't know about Epida but surely not better...;)


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April 4, 2003 7:10:42 PM

That board uses the Intel i850E chipset. It uses signal generators that can produce memory signals up to 600MHz so you technically could overclock the memory up to 1200. The board was designed around the 533MHz FSB, using a DDR signal which is effectivly 1066MHz. Using PC1066 is what was intended for the board. It uses RIMM2300's so use PC1066 or PC800. DO NOT use 32-bit PC4200... Use a regular 16-bit module.

<A HREF="http://www.intel.com/technology/memory/rdram/valid/rmva..." target="_new">Intel lists Samsung and Elpida as the two "Validated" manufacteres on their website for PC1066-32P.</A>

I lean towards Samsung. They make some good RDRAM. <A HREF="http://www.samsung.com/Products/Semiconductor/common/pr..." target="_new">See their list for all of their RDRAM.</A>




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April 5, 2003 12:44:39 AM

Thank you! :)  Does ECC make a big difference in speed or does having ECC on two 256 MB modules slow the machine down?
April 5, 2003 8:48:31 PM

You do not need ECC unless you are using large memory modules or are really interested in maintaining stability during long term operation...



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April 6, 2003 5:00:18 AM

The best thing to get for performance is Samsung PC1066 non-ECC. RIMM4200 is a 32-bit version with the same chips, it won't even fit your board.

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April 6, 2003 5:00:39 AM

Oh, and you need a pair of those.

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