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post #1 of 10
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Ok, someone please tell me which is the better ram?

OCZ NVIDIA SLI Ready XTC PC2-8500 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-1066 CL4-5-5-15 240PIN

OR

OCZ Reaper Hpc Edition PC2-8500 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN

I have an SLI board, but no 2nd GPU for the forseable future. Which is the better ram for my system specs now and in the future (pehaps for the future cpu's???)

I can get these kits for about the same price, ~230$ CA

If there is better ram out there around same $ figure or more but better quality please let me know. So far OCZ has been awesome...bought about 10 kits from them over the last few years and 2-3 had to be RMAed, BUT they always did it without a question and always cross-shipped so my systems didnt have any downtime.
post #2 of 10
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I am happy to report that after some more research I have found that the:

OCZ Reaper Hpc Edition PC2-8500

seems to be the MUCH BETTER CHOICE!!!!

Overclocking ability, tighter timings, etc. all seem to be WAY better on this kit. Not to mention an awesome heatpipe design. i am really considering spending some $ on this one!

Any comments? Owners?
post #3 of 10
I have the OCZ SLI ready, and they get my vote all the way. 1200mhz on stock voltage!
post #4 of 10
the SLI ready memory is really nice, you get more than just a logo you get more settings in the bios i think. or atleast i have to turn on my SLI ready thing in the bios to get unlinked memory and FSB settings. and i have gotten it up to 1006 mhz with just dropping them to 2t
post #5 of 10
reaper ftw
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post #6 of 10
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Interesting....seems like neither is a bad choice.

What about the timings? I am no expert on them, but someone was saying that
5-5-5-15 isnt great. Or can these chips pretty easily run on tight timings anyway?

Basically, should I be investing more $ for chips with tighter timings or are these ones pretty darn good? Cause they seem sweet to me!
post #7 of 10
Both are insanely overpriced

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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Ruski1982 View Post
Ok, someone please tell me which is the better ram?

OCZ NVIDIA SLI Ready XTC PC2-8500 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-1066 CL4-5-5-15 240PIN

OR

OCZ Reaper Hpc Edition PC2-8500 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN

I have an SLI board, but no 2nd GPU for the forseable future. Which is the better ram for my system specs now and in the future (pehaps for the future cpu's???)

I can get these kits for about the same price, ~230$ CA

If there is better ram out there around same $ figure or more but better quality please let me know. So far OCZ has been awesome...bought about 10 kits from them over the last few years and 2-3 had to be RMAed, BUT they always did it without a question and always cross-shipped so my systems didnt have any downtime.
Just a little note to tell you that SLI ready memory has NOTHING to do WHATSOEVER with SLI Graphic cards. SLI Memory is only a marketing name for EPP memory. Which in turn is only a noob friendly way to overclock ram allowing some people to run ram at faster speed without manually set timmings... Which we overclockers don't care about anyway cause it's fun to tweak your system manualy anyway haha.
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by calvin924597 View Post
I have the OCZ SLI ready, and they get my vote all the way. 1200mhz on stock voltage!
how you measured the stock v?
digital multi meter?
post #10 of 10
I would get the reapers... I almost did myself. I went with the G.Skill PC2-8000s and a dominator fan. I really like the HPC design and I have talked with a guy over in the OCZ bleededge forums. He had the 8500 reapers over 1000MHz with CAS4 timings.

OCZ makes good stuff but they aren't super cheap. I loved my 6400 Plat Rev.2 sticks and I have faith in the Reapers.
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