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I just got a 2x 1Gb sticks of Corsair XMS Platinum Series PC3200, which look just like these but with 3-3-3-8 timings. I'm just wondering, what are the technical differences between these sticks and my ValueSelect that runs at same speed and same timings? What makes these XMS faster and better for overclocking?
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Google isn't helping me at the moment.. They are using better chips though most definitely(Microns?). With the standard timing you're getting, you shouldn't have to mess with them for awhile. Anyone know of a website that tells you of the true tech specs of memory modules?
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Microns in DDR??? lol I don't think so

Maybe they have TCCD's though, better for OC

Most companys rate there ram to run at low specs, so the Corsair and ValueSelect are both rated stock to that, but the Corsair will most likely OC much much better than the ValueSelect because it uses better chips

IDK what the chips are called, but it's either TCCD or BH or something
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Microns in DDR??? lol I don't think so

Maybe they have TCCD's though, better for OC

Most companys rate there ram to run at low specs, so the Corsair and ValueSelect are both rated stock to that, but the Corsair will most likely OC much much better than the ValueSelect because it uses better chips

IDK what the chips are called, but it's either TCCD or BH or something
Lol ValueSelect is Corsair, but how are the XMS chips better in technical terms?
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Oh crap! I used to have a site bookmarked that would take an input number from the RAM stick info sticker and come back with exactly what kind of RAM chips used on that version of the stick so you could figure out just how far they could go... You might have to give me a few days to find it again (I don't think it's bookmarked anymore. =\\ Bummer...)
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could this be it?? or it is too old??
http://www.chipmunk.nl/DRAM/ChipManufacturers.htm
tried to help...
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I'm guessing you mean the TechPowerUP homepage memory database.
And yes, there DO exist Micron's for DDR.

Micron is a brand, not an excact chip.
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Try this site http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=57

EDIT: GonX beat me to it lol
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Quote:
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Microns in DDR??? lol I don't think so
And why not, they made tons of DDR ICs and still make and market them.

Like Gonx said but they do have there own Retail firm of Crucial... other wise who knows what RAM builders are using them, almost everyone has used them.
    
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how can i tell what rev my 3200c2pt's are without takin them out of the system???
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