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Poll Results: Which 2x2GB RAM would you chose?

 
  • 53% (29)
    G.Skill
  • 3% (2)
    Corsair
  • 9% (5)
    OCZ
  • 1% (1)
    Mushkin
  • 3% (2)
    Geil
  • 27% (15)
    Crucial
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post #21 of 41
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Originally Posted by Vitaminx View Post
Hey chozart what kind of mushkin ram you running?
Cheap stuff ... but working fine for me as holdover RAM for something better.
    
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post #22 of 41
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Originally Posted by Vitaminx View Post
Well, what I'm getting at is G.Skill pretty much is the best lol.
With the motherboard you have, it would truly be a shame NOT to get the 1000Mhz memory, as it can easily do those speeds and then some.

As far as G.SKILL being the best, that's relative. I'm a big proponent of them, but that doesn't mean I think Crucial, Team Group, or OCZ sell crap, either.

"Best" meaning bang for the buck, G.SKILL's can be pretty hard to beat.

"Best" meaning absolute top of the heap performance... well, that changes about every other hour.
    
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post #23 of 41
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Originally Posted by Witchfire View Post
With the motherboard you have, it would truly be a shame NOT to get the 1000Mhz memory, as it can easily do those speeds and then some.

As far as G.SKILL being the best, that's relative. I'm a big proponent of them, but that doesn't mean I think Crucial, Team Group, or OCZ sell crap, either.

"Best" meaning bang for the buck, G.SKILL's can be pretty hard to beat.

"Best" meaning absolute top of the heap performance... well, that changes about every other hour.
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post #24 of 41
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Originally Posted by Vitaminx View Post
So the G.Skill 1000mhz is the better guy here is what i'm getting after reading that.
Definitely
post #25 of 41
Intel: Bandwidth > Latencies
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post #26 of 41
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Originally Posted by Witchfire View Post


In my experience with Core2's, be they Quads or Duals Cores, they're far less sensitive to latencies than they are to all out bandwidth. I've run my rig both ways, and the 1000Mhz@5-5-5-15 won out everytime against 800Mhz@4-4-4-12. YMMV, but I doubt by much.
I'm not saying that 800 MHz at 4-4-4-12 timings performs the same as 1000 MHz at 5-5-5-15 timings, I'm saying that it's likely the same hardware. The 800 MHz should work at 1000 MHz with 5-5-5-15 timings and the overclocked from there, with results similar to that of the RAM the was originally 1000 MHz at 5-5-5-15.
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post #27 of 41
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post #28 of 41
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Originally Posted by sudo pudge View Post
I'm not saying that 800 MHz at 4-4-4-12 timings performs the same as 1000 MHz at 5-5-5-15 timings, I'm saying that it's likely the same hardware. The 800 MHz should work at 1000 MHz with 5-5-5-15 timings and the overclocked from there, with results similar to that of the RAM the was originally 1000 MHz at 5-5-5-15.
Entirely possible, but for the price difference (almost non-existent vs. some of the DDR2-800 sets the OP posted), It makes a lot more sense to buy memory that is guaranteed to run at least at 1000Mhz out of the box, rather than hope for a good OC when the latencies are relaxed.

Of the six products that were listed, only 2 were CL4, and both were more expensive than the 1000Mhz G.SKILL's.
    
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post #29 of 41
I always get 800 @ 4-4-4-12 personally, but that's just me.

I don't think there would be that huge of a difference, but from past experiences, I'd probably say G-Skills had the best overclocking potential.
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post #30 of 41
Those Crucials are not QVL certified for X38 boards. Originally they were. Same with my 2x1Gb Micron D9GMH sticks- Originally they were on the ASUS and Crucial compatibility lists, but were removed after some errata was found on the X38. I'm currently trying to get Crucial to exchange my memory for something on the QVL, although I have not noted any problems (yet).
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