Need some expert advice! I am somwhat aware of the best and most expensive ram, but I havent seen much material about Mushkin. I have the opportunity to buy a couple of 512 MB sticks at what seems to be a good price. Can someone tell me about this brand. By the way, it is DDR 3200. My setup is going to be P4 3.0E Mhz 800FSB 1 MB L2Cashe. Chaintech 9CJS Zenith i875p MoBo. Thanks!
Mushkin is a reputable company. They make a very decent chip. Which Mushkin RAM is it? Green, Black, Blue or the Level One stuff?
Anyways, anything from Mushkin is good stuff. The cheaper Mushkin chips aren't the best overclockers, but still have some overclocking capabilities. If you plan on overclocking at all, you may want to go faster than PC3200. If you aren't going to overclock PC3200 is just right.
Thanks for the reply Mr5oh! I did check out your setup. Here are the specs on the memory- DDR400(PC3200); 184 Pin DDR SDRAM; Non-ECC; Unbuffered; Cas Latency:2.5-4-4; 2.6V; Bandwidth: 3.2 GB/s; 64Mx64-Bit "If I am running two of these in Dual Channel wouldnt it run faster(128 Bit)?" The price is 75.98 a stick and that includes shipping. I dont know if I am comparing the same product, but the cheapest that I found was 99.99 + 3.00 shipping per stick. Let me know what you think! Thanks for everything!
Im using 1GB Dual Pack (2x512MB) PC3200 222 LII V2, Man, when I got this ram I couldnt belive it, with the sound software I used, my generic 512mb of ram would barley run the program, once I started using a simple reverb effect the comp would start freezing up. Ever since I bought the mushkin ram, I have songs with 200+ channels with 64 channels of in depth effects with plenty of sampleing and it dosnt phaze it at all. If you need high performance ram that you dont plan on overclocking this is very good stuff.
Do you know which sites are currently offering Mushkin at the best prices? Also, money is tight, but I am patient enough to wait if need be. I'm thinking that 512 would be enough for me at first. Im not a gamer so that wouldnt be an issue. The only thing that bothers me is that if I start at 512 I will either have to go with 2x256 or 1 512 and not be in dual mode. If I go with 2x256 then later when I upgrade will I need to get 2 more 256 chips or can I keep the 2x256 and use 2x512 in the other channel without screwing with performance? I just ordered the SOYO P4I875P Dragon 2 ver1.0 MoBo. It only took me 3 weeks to finally make up my mind on that. I am so far behind on the newer technology that it takes a lot of reaserch on my part before I feel comfortable making a purchase descion. Im still using a P3 550 if you can beleive that. By the way, I have been looking at the Crucial Ballistix Mem so if anyone wants to comment on pros and cons of the two please do so. Thanks!