Okay, I have a question. I am going to get a new rig this summer and I want to do a TON of research before I do something stupid and get anoter one like I have ....anyways, what I want it a K7N8X deluxe board, AthalonXP 2800 and now I am looking towards memory. I know that I will get a paired set so that I don't have compataility issues (I'd rather spend more and not deal with issues) but I don't know which brand or what speed. As a matter of fact that leads to my questions:
1) What the heck is ddr400 and 333, I mean I know what they are but all I see when I buy is PC3500 and PC3700 and so on, nothing about ddr400 or 333, so what ram has what FSB speed!?
2) What brand makes more reliable memory? I have historicaly used Kingston, but from the reviews I read I will probably be better off with corsair or Geil, am I correct?
Anways, thanks in advance, and any extra suggestions/comments that would eb useful are well appreciated.
I would stay clear of kingston if you are going to pay more like you say. I can recommend corsair as i have had no trouble with the matched pairs. I started with kingston 2x512mb 2700 in my system and i had nothing but problems, i switched to 2x256mb 3200 twinx and have had no problems. I guess you mean the A7N8X deluxe board, i have the non-deluxe version and have had no problems with my current corsair ram, it is definately a good idea to do the extra research, if i had my system may have been prob free.