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post #1 of 18
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Well, the RAM I'm going to be getting is 2Gb CorsairTwinX XMS2 DDR2 PC6400, but I was wondering if there is any better RAM out there, because loads of people say that XMS2 is just overrated. I'm just making sure it's all going to work, so I've gotta look into better components.

Thanks for the help in advance.
    
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post #2 of 18
There are several brands using the D9 Micron chips that OC very well. I guess knowing what your using the RAM in and whether or not your OCing would help in the recommendation.
    
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Well I would be OCing, so RAM that would help me there would be good.
    
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post #4 of 18
I'd dig through the Inetl section on some of the posts. They have been working the DDR2 high end stuff a bunch.
There are the Crucial (Micron) DDR 800 RAM, GIEL and others with the fine D9 ICs that can OC past DDR2 1000
I recall the Crucial DDR2 667 that can do DDR2 900 too!
    
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post #5 of 18
CellShock 2GB £223.24 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-000-CK

About £40 more but it's D9
    
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post #6 of 18
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post #7 of 18
It's Promos vs. Promos x.x

G.Skill 2GB DDR2 PK £187.99 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-017-GS

At least with G.Skill, depending on the rev, you would get either D9 or Elpida
    
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post #8 of 18
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I thought OCZ RAM was the best?

Well would it be possible to find that out, or does it depend on what it say on the RAM stick?

P.S. Is everything on Overclockers 187.99? Lol
    
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post #9 of 18
It's a common misconception that OCZ/Corsair are the best, they're popular but definitely not the best, especially right now with Corsair since replaced their D9's with value RAM (promos) but are still charging a premium for it. People still buy it because others throw massive blanket statements like "get corsair, they're great" or "get OCZ, i've had good luck with them" and while it may be true for some kits, it's definitely not true for others. For OCZ/Corsair, you'll only find D9's in the PC7200+ kits

Possible to find what out? The rev?
    
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by jakeo772005 View Post
Full-Time Intel guy here!! No AMD for me!!

Just wondering why you posted in the AMD memory section, lol. I have heard that people are having good luck with the corsair in your first post. I would get the Mushkin XP 6400 though as I have always had better luck with their ram.
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