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post #1 of 10
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I have a big issue.

I been hearing rave things about the new G.Skill PI RAM...

But it costs $20 more than what I wanted to get, regular PQ's


Is there any advantage over the other? Besides looking bad ass in my open acrylic case.....
    
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Im picking up the PI Ram for my Intel Build Ive heard lots of good things about it and OCs really well.
I understand its better chips, I dont know for sure. but that was my choice
Edited by AMD_Freak - 6/12/08 at 12:38am
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PQ's 6-layer pcb vs PI 8-layer pcb. It's the same IC (powerchip)
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so..... PI is better quality?
    
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About the same, so it seems. Check out this XS Thread for more info.
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I still cant make up my mind....

Im leaning towards the PQ's since they are cheaper and seem just as worthy of my money
    
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post #8 of 10
I hear for folding that your best bet is getting these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134194
Uber elite stuff.

I would tend to go with the newer stuff personally.
post #9 of 10
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Ah alright after reading the XS comparison threads like 10 times over it seems OCing is exactly the same but the difference is in cooling only - the PCB does not make a bit of difference for performance

Newegg seems to only have 1 PI in stock.... hmmmmm


EDIT: picked up the PQ's

PI made no sense.... its was another $40 for what..... OCing was the same
Edited by XFreeRollerX - 6/12/08 at 1:30am
    
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post #10 of 10
PC2-8000 PQ (2x2GB) F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ
5.0-5-5-15 @ 2.0 ~ 2.1V Powerchip 6-layer PCB

DDR2-1000 (PC2-8000) F2-8000CL5D-4GBPI
5-5-5-15 @ 2.0 ~ 2.1 Volts Powerchip 6 Layer PCB

The PI has the X chip "ICs starting from "x" are the best"

the 8500 has the 8 layer PCB

they are both Very good Ram the PI or the PQ, I liked the X chip and the Cooling for Ocing
I went threw the same thing with the G.Skill PI vs Muskin Redline settled on the PI G.skills
almost all 2x2gb chips are Powerchip with with few exceptions as seen here http://ramlist.ath.cx/ddr2/
Edited by AMD_Freak - 6/12/08 at 1:57am
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