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Okay so I currently have 4 gigs of ram and I wanted to get two more 2 gig sticks to make it eight.

Currently I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145194

I kind of wanted to get one of these though:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146785
or..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220315

I was kind of leaning towards the Patriot one because it looks similar to my Corsair memory. Do you guys think my system would run smoother when I am running multiple applications at once with 8Gb? Also the reason I picked those two is because they are PC8500 instead of PC6400. Would there be any conflict if I have 4 gigs of PC6400 and 4 gigs of PC8500?

Thank you please let me know what your opinions are!

Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145197 looks good too and it is corsair, and it comes with the ram cooler, is this a good buy?
Edited by Duckkie - 5/29/08 at 12:54pm
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Okay so I currently have 4 gigs of ram and I wanted to get two more 2 gig sticks to make it eight.

Currently I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145194

I kind of wanted to get one of these though:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146785
or..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220315

I was kind of leaning towards the Patriot one because it looks similar to my Corsair memory. Do you guys think my system would run smoother when I am running multiple applications at once with 8Gb? Also the reason I picked those two is because they are PC8500 instead of PC6400. Would there be any conflict if I have 4 gigs of PC6400 and 4 gigs of PC8500?

Thank you please let me know what your opinions are!

Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145197 looks good too and it is corsair, and it comes with the ram cooler, is this a good buy?
I would try to get 4 more gigs of the same RAM you have. You may run into some serious compatibility issues with differing makes/models of RAM. Plus buying PC-8500 is pointless as it can only run at the same speed as the slower RAM (i.e. pc-6400). Also you need a 64-bit OS.
Edited by coffeejunky - 5/29/08 at 1:02pm
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Firstly, with the 32 bit operating system adding the extra ram will make no difference at all. It only has 4gb of total memory address space and you've got 4gb of ram and the 512mb on the 9800gtx.

If you upgrade your OS to 64 bit though, don't go for any higher speed than your current ram as it will automatically throttle the higher ram to match the same speed as your current ram. And that patriot ram is rated at 2.3v and the mushkin+your current are rated at 2.1 so mixing them will cause more problems.
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Buy the same ram if possible, if not, at least get the same speed. And you need 64-bit Vista or you are just wasting money.
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Okay so if I have 64-bit vista one day then I can upgrade my ram. For now I am going to stick with my 4gigs thanks guys! Rep+ for replying so fast.

Moving on to another subject, I currently have a 7200rpm 500gig WD harddrive do you think if I got one of the WD Raptor's and set up a raid so that my Windows and programs run on that it would be worth it since they are 10,000rpm? I have a lot of storage and will be running out soon on my 500gig so was wondering if it was a good idea to get one of these.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136011 - Raptor X - 150Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012 - Raptor - 150Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136054 - Raptor - 36Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136220 - Raptor - 74Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136033 - Raptor - 74Gb

From the 74Gb ones they are both 149.99, what is the difference?

Which do you think is the best deal for the money?
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Okay so if I have 64-bit vista one day then I can upgrade my ram. For now I am going to stick with my 4gigs thanks guys!

Moving on to another subject, I currently have a 7200rpm 500gig WD harddrive do you think if I got one of the WD Raptor's and set up a raid so that my Windows and programs run on that it would be worth it since they are 10,000rpm? I have a lot of storage and will be running out soon on my 500gig so was wondering if it was a good idea to get one of these.
There is very little out there that can beat RAID raptors (well, except velociraptors or SAS drives), but for much less you could RAID a couple of Western Digital AAKS drives, they are pretty close to the Raptors and you could get 750GB for about the same price.
Edited by coffeejunky - 5/29/08 at 1:23pm
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Okay I did a Compare on the 74 gigs and the 150 gigs and they are pretty much the same, the 150 gig's I think are a better deal since they have free 3 day shipping. So that is $12 dollars more for 75Gb more. Or I can pay $22 more than the 74Gb costs and get the Raptor X which is exactly the same as the regular Raptor just a bit stylish.

What do you guys think of this idea?
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Okay I did a Compare on the 74 gigs and the 150 gigs and they are pretty much the same, the 150 gig's I think are a better deal since they have free 3 day shipping. So that is $12 dollars more for 75Gb more. Or I can pay $22 more than the 74Gb costs and get the Raptor X which is exactly the same as the regular Raptor just a bit stylish.

What do you guys think of this idea?
Do you have the GA-P35-DS3R? Because the DS3L does not have RAID.

Don't rule these drives out - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=wd7500aaks

Review about the AAKS series - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...disk,1638.html
Edited by coffeejunky - 5/29/08 at 1:27pm
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There is very little out there that can beat RAID raptors (well, except velociraptors or SAS drives), but for much less you could RAID a couple of Western Digital AAKS drives, they are pretty close to the Raptors and you could get 750GB for about the same price.
So this would be really quick?: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822116013
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136260

I would love the velociraptor and which I could get it, but it is a bit expensive hehe. Anyways one of the main things I am going for here is the speed. So would I have good speed from doing this?
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There is very little out there that can beat RAID raptors (well, except velociraptors or SAS drives), but for much less you could RAID a couple of Western Digital AAKS drives, they are pretty close to the Raptors and you could get 750GB for about the same price.
there are actually a a few different drives that can beat the raptor for sustained bandwidth. it's just the access times they lag behind on.
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