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post #1 of 11
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Hey guys,

I'm just looking for a couple of suggestions on what brand (if any) are recommended when purchasing ram. Any recommended sites to look for when comparing price range? Is there such a big difference between DDR2 & DDR2 Dual Channel? This is the next component of my rig that I intend to purchase therefore that is why I'm askin these questions. Thank you for your help.
post #2 of 11
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oh btw, if you need to know what is the use or my needs as far as my rig goes, I just want to be able to run vista with enough ram and games smoothly. I will also be doing a lot of graphics design and web development on my rig as well. I was thinking of going with 4gb ram. But I want to know what you guys think before hand.
post #3 of 11
Check this out. You'll learn a ton, just as I did! Just scroll down all the way to the bottom, and read the little intro, click on the link, "Click here for more information on Desktop Memory in our Learning Center."

This is MY help. I'm not trying to say that this is the final answer.
post #4 of 11
All DDR2 is dual channel capable when running in pairs. I like to go to newegg and see what I like and read the reviews. Then I shop around for the best price. Good ones are Crucial Ballistix, G.Skill HZs, as well as lots other. Get ones with the Micron D9 chip.
post #5 of 11
Now, as for brands, I've been here for about 3 weeks now, and these brands keep coming up when people recommend memory to me:

In random order:

G.SKILL
Crucial Ballistix (Ballistix being a line of Crucial's)
Corsair
OCZ
GeIL
Mushkin
Team Group
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by PiratesRule View Post
All DDR2 is dual channel capable when running in pairs. I like to go to newegg and see what I like and read the reviews. Then I shop around for the best price. Good ones are Crucial Ballistix, G.Skill HZs, as well as lots other. Get ones with the Micron D9 chip.
NewEgg doesn't specify whether or not it has the Micron D9 chip (well, none of the memory I've looked at says so..)
post #7 of 11
Mushkin 2x2gig HP or XP kit. Take a look on the Mushkin website.
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2x 500gig WD DVD ±RW Black TRUE Vista Ultimate SP2 
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by PiratesRule View Post
All DDR2 is dual channel capable when running in pairs. I like to go to newegg and see what I like and read the reviews. Then I shop around for the best price. Good ones are Crucial Ballistix, G.Skill HZs, as well as lots other. Get ones with the Micron D9 chip.
like he said, crucial ballistix, or the G Skillz.

Atm im using Transcends aXe rams. i love them. they look nice and atm run really well. im excited to see how these things can overclock. but thats till later. i do really suggest the Crucial ballistix, cause they have a nice price right now, and really are the bang for the buck for performance. they do look nice as well.
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post #9 of 11
I'm currently drooling over these Mushkins, but they're out of stock. Check out their reviews.
post #10 of 11
Any 2x2 DDR2-800 kit will be fine.
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