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post #1 of 18
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well i think it's that time of the year again... i'm looking to buy some 2x2gig ram sticks and I've been scouring through these sections for a few weeks now... looks like for some reason most forum users love the g skills.

anyways i'm putting price aside and trying to get the best and i've got a few selections i'm looking at:

Mushkin Redline Series DDR2 996593 (2x2GB)
http://www.mushkin.com/doc/products/...ail.asp?id=647

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
Model F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ

Are these crucial's any good?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148070

currently i bought these OCZ sticks but when i run some benchmarks on them they aren't as good as any of the ones i've seen other users post:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227277


I'm also torn between 1000 and 1066, i'm looking to overclock my system which will be watercooled soon enough (after some more reading). Here are some specs:

Gigabyte X38-DS5
Nzxt Case Blackline (looking to water cool soon for OC)
Q9450 (recent purchase)

any comments on which brand/specs/models i should get for optimal solution? mushkin's aren't available in Hong Kong but I can still order anything and have them sent to me. +rep
post #2 of 18
In all honesty, there aren't that many substantial differences between most well known brands from what I've seen... Most 2x2kits rated for DDR2-1000/1066 with 5-5-5-1x timings don't clock much further than that...

I would personally go for those mushkins though - they tend to be solid kits..... those g.skills are fairly well known for stability/reliability, but I doubt they would clock higher than what they're listed for (same go for the mushkins though)... I would stay away from those crucials - although tracers are pretty, lately, that company has been getting a bad rep for faulty sticks
Edited by killa_concept - 6/6/08 at 6:34pm
post #3 of 18
i am using G.Skill, works g-r-e-a-t (great)
    
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post #4 of 18
The GSkill DDR2-1000 in your list is a pretty solid one.
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The GSkill DDR2-1000 in your list is a pretty solid one.

See sig and BTW I LOVE THEM. I had Crutail but they died
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G.Skill baby!

~Gooda~
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post #7 of 18
i'd go for the gskill 2x2gb pq's those are my next set of ram
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I have that G. Skill. Very stable and perform very well.
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post #9 of 18
Get dem G.Skills, yo. Even with 4 sticks, they work very well.

Originally, one out of the 4 sticks was bad, so I set both of the sticks from that kit in for RMA, and BAM! G.Skill had me some new sticks in a jiffy. Very good company.
    
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post #10 of 18
well the responses speak volumes ........

i was gonna tell u how great my gskill is but there's no need.....(check my sig)

the only ram i will ever buy....
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