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DDR2 4200 - Corsair ValueSelect (VS) XMS

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April 13, 2005 8:50:25 AM

I can get DDR2 4200 - Corsair ValueSelect for $140 for 1gb (2 512mb sticks in dual channel).
To get the XMS Pro version, PC 5400, it costs twice as much - $140 per stick, or $280 for 1gb. Is this worth the price?

What do you guys think of Corsair's ValueSelect RAM, and the DDR2 Pc4200 with a latency of 4? ** CL2 is better than CL4, right? ** -- also is C3, or C4 just an abbreviation for CL3 or CL4?

Is this significant jump in price worth it? The comp will NEVER be overclocked. The system will be used for audio recording/mixing/producing, some video, and some games. Budget is an issue. Is this RAM a case of best-bang-for-buck, or a case of bottom of the line, avoid it crap?

Basically, it is this:

Corsair ValueSelect 512MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHZ 64MX64 240 DIMM CL4 VS512MB533D2 --- two sticks for $140

VS.

Corsair XMS 2 512 MB DDR2 (667) PC-5400 Corsair (CM2X512-5400C4) --- two sticks for $300


Also, can someone explain what this means: Tested at at the low latencies of (4-4-4-12) at 1.9V // and how to compare that to other RAM, say one that is 3-3-3-8 LATENCY...?


P4c 3.2Ghz @ 800MHz Northwood / ABIT AI7 / 1GB Corsair XMS-Pro CL2 Pc3200 / 160GB Seagate SATA 7200rpm 8mb cache / BFG-Tech Nvidia GeForce 6800GT 256mb / Antec Sonata case w/Antec TruePower 380W PSU<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by dannyaa on 04/13/05 09:33 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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April 14, 2005 6:38:01 AM

if anyone is able to help... please help soon as I need to know by this weekend, the sooner the better, preferrably by tomorrow morning at 8:30am. Please help! Thanks

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April 15, 2005 2:26:23 PM

Lower timming means higher performance. I dont think you should pay twice the price because the performance probly wont worth it.

Why you upgrading your system seams nice to me and I wouldnt go the P4 - DDr2 route if I where you...

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April 15, 2005 7:11:53 PM

Well, I'm not actually upgrading MY system as seen in my sig... not for a couple years, I'm too poor :) 

The system is a brand new comp for a friend.

Why wouldn't you go the Intel P4 DDR2 route? Can you expound on that?

What do you think of this line of reasoning:

He was on a budget, for sure, yet wanted something new, fast and with good longevity. The new P4-600 series seemed to fit the bill best as it offered not only 64-bit, but also hyper-threading. PCI-Express was important to allow for a future graphics card upgrade. I was not aware of a motherboard that supported the new intel 600-series and PCI-Express, but still used standard DDR. Did I miss something?

In any case, so why would you not go the P4-DDR2 route?


P4c 3.2Ghz @ 800MHz Northwood / ABIT AI7 / 1GB Corsair XMS-Pro CL2 Pc3200 / 160GB Seagate SATA 7200rpm 8mb cache / BFG-Tech Nvidia GeForce 6800GT 256mb / Antec Sonata case w/Antec TruePower 380W PSU
April 15, 2005 10:41:16 PM

He already bought the mobo and had it shipped/arrived.

I see. See my other reasons for going this route though. I don't care about the performance increase from DDR-DDR2, it is about the 600-series and PCI-E. Are there DDR platforms that support/offer this?

Also the system will never be overclocked, and the RAM will only be in a Pentium 4 setup, there will be no swapping to/from other systems or into AMD setups.

So anyway... back to the original RAM question(s)?


P4c 3.2Ghz @ 800MHz Northwood / ABIT AI7 / 1GB Corsair XMS-Pro CL2 Pc3200 / 160GB Seagate SATA 7200rpm 8mb cache / BFG-Tech Nvidia GeForce 6800GT 256mb / Antec Sonata case w/Antec TruePower 380W PSU
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