I'm about to buy a new computer with these specs: AMD Athlon64 3200+ Clawhammer, MSI K8N Neo Platinum (nVidia nForce3-250GB chipset), and ATI Radeon 9800 256MB, I'm getting 1GB of DDR400 memory to go with it. Unfortunately I've found very few websites that actually do comparison reviews on different RAM types, so I need your help.
The three companies I'm considering for RAM are:
My computer will be used for primarily for light gaming and development applications including Visual Studio.Net, IIS, SQL Server 2000, etc. I'm not a heavy gamer, so I don't think I need Registered memory, nor do I care about superfluous crap like LED's. So I think I can find a decent stick (or paired set) of 1GB of memory for around $250 (+/- $30).
From what I've read about latency, lower is better because every number in the SPD represents clock cycles, and the more time something takes, the less "efficient" it is.
I have the same mobo and haven't had any problems. Though I installed them like 2 hours ago. lol
For some reason though when I booted up the first time, they defaulted at 3-3-3-8 1T. It said on the description they ran at 2-3-3-6 1T. I found this a little strange.
No biggee, I rebooted and changed timings to 2-3-3-6 1T and set Vdimm to 2.7v. It's running smooth right now and I don't suspect I will have any problems. Wonder if I should have burned them in a little first. Oh well.
A few people on the NewEgg Review Forum for that product mention problems with overclocking that RAM, and instead they recommend going with the LL series. Can anyone confirm this, or is this not an issue with teh MSI K8N Neo Platinum mobo?