I'm buying some memory for a new motherboard/processor I'm putting together. The motherboard will be a MSI PT880 Neo-LSR and the processor a Intel Pentium 4/ 2.8E GHz 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, w/Hyper Threading Technology.
I won't be overclocking this system. Just want something that will run stable. But I'm trying not to spend more than I spent for the processor and mobo on RAM.
So I'm debating between a Kingston ValueRAM Dual Channel Kit 184 Pin 1G(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 or Geil Ultra Series Value Dual Channel 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 RAM.
I sort of like the way the Geil RAM looks better and it has a heatspreader--but still that's small potatoes.
Any suggestions on which might be the better choice would be appreciated.
Also--is there any reason to buy a "Dual" kit if the 256MB sticks sold separately are cheaper?
Thanks. I actually did order 2.8c--just to update. That was a typo. I was going to order the "e" and then I found out (apparently) the Northwood processor is more compatible with this mobo than the Prescott (even though the Prescott is supposed to be supported).