Ok this is what i have atm.
Athlon 2400 xp
Asus A7N8X deluxe
512 pc 2700
GeForce 4 TI 4600 128mb
I have read many posts here, and since im not much of an overclocker i should look for 2*512 mb pc 3200 (3200 because i might want to upgrade the processor in a month or two)
I always read the names Corsair, Crucial, Geil, Mushkin, OCZ and Kingston.
when i look at my local dealer he can get most of these. the only problem is there are soo damn many to choose from..
when looking at prices and such i get down to these:
Corsair Value 512MB (CAS2.5)
Kingston HyperX 512MB (CAS2)
Kingston HyperX 512MB Dual Channel (CAS2)
but i recall something about my motherboard beeing able to use dual channel, like 2 out of the 3 ports support dual channel??
So i would like to know if i should go out and buy
2 * Kingston HyperX 512MB Dual Channel (CAS2)
since thats what my logic tell me to
All help really appreciated
And I would suggest you get at least PC3500 just so you can get it to run stable at faster timings, and to give a little room if you want to overclock.
Thats my 2 cents, for what its worth. You may want to check with one of the more experienced users before buying though.
January 3, 2004 11:23:01 PM
As a Geil Golden dragon owner I have nothing to say agaisnt it. Cant say how it works with that MB of yours work like a charm in My P4c rig.
I second that you should get some 3500 not really more expensive and you never know when youll feel like OCing it a bit, plus Geil run superb at rated speed but dont expect to OC that ram at all...
So you see, the Mushkin is really a bit out of my leage.. i dont know what Wussy ment by
"-Any brand RAM with Winbond BH-5/CH-5 chips DDR400 (95% chance of working)"
but if the Kingston is in that "other category" ill buy those. The only other PC3500 ram i am able to get my hands on here is Corsars and they cost excately the same as Geil so..
Sorry, but i really dont know so much about these things..
and i dont want to buy something wrong
To my knowledge there is no special ram you have to get to run dual channel.
Companys are just marketing the RAM as being "Dual Channel" because they package 2 sticks of the same spec ram together.
Dual channel all has to do with your Motherboard.
As I mentioned before I am no expert. But I did just recently get myself a new system, so I've been doing loads of reading and asking questions here at THG, so I semi know whats going on!
For a good confirmation check with wusy or Crashman they seem to kno everything
For this kind of system it would be best to choose a memory module that can achieve excellent memory timings. So, the Mushkin 1GB PC3500 Level II Dual Pack is by far the better choice over Mushkin PC4000. Mushkin PC4000 would be more appropriate for overclocking an Intel Pentium4 processor with a 1:1 FSB/DRAM ratio.