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okay im building up a new rig soon and ive been looking at memory prices, why on earth is crucial double the price for the same speed ( pc8500 ) .... is crucial so much better?

basically what im asking is should i go for 2 gig Crucial pc8500 or 4 gig Geil pc8500 which comes to about the same price.... both are 5-5-5-15

feedback would be appreciated, thankyou
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post #2 of 26
Depending on the OS (2GB for 32-bit and 4GB for 64-bit)

I would go with Crucial just my personal experience with them has been great + they are great overclockers
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post #3 of 26
i use geil cus they cheap and no problems with them and i overclock them some..

how ever i think crucial make better dimms if nothing but performance is what u want
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i just dont understand why they are double the price, is double the price really worth overclocking slightly more?? the other thing about crucial is they dont seem to make 2 gig sticks which is quite annoying also
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post #5 of 26
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i just dont understand why they are double the price, is double the price really worth overclocking slightly more?? the other thing about crucial is they dont seem to make 2 gig sticks which is quite annoying also
What Operating System are you going to use them on?
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What Operating System are you going to use them on?
well if i did get 4 gig i'd be using a 64-bit o/s..... ill definately be installing vista anyway for directx10
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Originally Posted by scottish_jason View Post
well if i did get 4 gig i'd be using a 64-bit o/s..... ill definately be installing vista anyway for directx10
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post #8 of 26
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so everybody still thinks crucial is the best one to go for even though its double the price AND only comes in 1 gig sticks?
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post #9 of 26
Get Geil, used it in my brothers rig OC's nice.
post #10 of 26
i would say crucial all the way man.
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