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Poll: Which RAM do you recommend for me? (2x2GB Sticks)

Poll Results: Which RAM do you recommend for me? (2x2GB Sticks)

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 76% of voters (45)
    G.Skill DDR2 1000 PC2 8000
  • 6% of voters (4)
    Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2 800 PC2 6400
  • 3% of voters (2)
    mushkin XP DDR2 800 PC2 6400
  • 13% of voters (8)
    mushkin Redline DDR2 1000 PC2 8000
59 Total Votes  
post #1 of 48
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UPDATE 15 JUN 08!! FOLLOW THIS LINK!

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Okay, so I've decided against 1GB sticks, and now I know I'm definitely going to get 2GB sticks. I'll initially be getting 2 sticks, then later adding the other two. When I bought the RAM for my current setup, I didn't know much. I bought an SLI board, so I basically looked for anything that had the SLI logo. So I went with the OCZ. It's been fine, I haven't had any problems. And if I decide to put off purchasing new RAM, I'll still use these in my new board, but I would eventually like to get some better RAM.

I'm not overly interested in overclocking the RAM. I've seen both sides of the argument on this, and I've decided the performance gain is not overly necessary. Most people only see real benefits in benching, which I don't really do, and not so much real-world improvements. I might want to overclock a little sometime just to play with it, but overclockability, to me, isn't a big issue.

Anyway, so what should I get. I hear a lot of good stuff about G. Skill, Crucial, and OCZ. Thanks in advance for the help!

EDIT: Please don't just give me a brand or something without an explanation as to why. I hate that. I like to know WHY I decide to go with something in particular, not just because someone said so. Okay, thanks!

SECOND EDIT: I think I've decided not to get Corsair based off the sticky in the Intel Memory section by ENTERPRISE:

Quote:
Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
Q: What company has the best RAM for the best price.

A: Depends on your opinion. But I think Crucial, end of story. Crucial uses all Micron chips in their RAM. That's because they are a subdivision of Micron, they have to use Micron. Their D9GMH chips are in their cheap PC2-6400 series. Team Group and G.SKILL are also very good. OCZ has good high end RAM but may be a bit too much. Decide yourself by comparing IC's. You will find Crucial wins.

Q: What Company should I avoid?

A: Corsair. You get the same D9GMH/GKX from Crucial that you do from Corsair Dominators for so much less money. Stay away from Corsair. Their mid low-end stuff is not good. Their good stuff is way too much. PQI, Wintec AMPO. If you haven't heard of it, don't buy it is a good rule.
THIRD EDIT: Added poll. Cast your votes!!!!
Edited by hiiyah777 - 6/16/08 at 8:59pm
post #2 of 48
I heard good things about the 2x2GB G.Skill PQs.I brought a set too.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
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post #3 of 48
Ok, since your looking for 2gb sticks, I would suggest the Gskill 8000's.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
You will have to manually put the setting to the desired speed, the factory setting are at 800mhz. I have had mine set at 950mhz folding 24/7. Many members have this set and I have heard nothing but good things. Some members have been able to get these sticks to 1100mhz.
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post #4 of 48
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Danbeme32 View Post
I heard good things about the 2x2GB G.Skill PQs.I brought a set too.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
Funny, I have that set in my Newegg Wishlist right now. They've been there for a couple of weeks now. Good call.
post #5 of 48
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gibsonnova74 View Post
Ok, since your looking for 2gb sticks, I would suggest the Gskill 8000's.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
You will have to manually put the setting to the desired speed, the factory setting are at 800mhz. I have had mine set at 950mhz folding 24/7. Many members have this set and I have heard nothing but good things. Some members have been able to get these sticks to 1100mhz.
lol, et tu, gibson?

EDIT: My only apprehension is that I'm having to overclock them to get them to that speed. Can't the 780i support up to 1333Mz? Why shouldn't I just put up the funds to get some at that speed?

SECOND EDIT: Sorry everybody, I'm stupid. It supports 1333MHz FSB. I was confused. I'll go edit the first post too. So far the G.Skill's are winning.
Edited by hiiyah777 - 6/14/08 at 8:11am
post #6 of 48
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I've got another question. What's up with that Mushkin stuff? It looks pretty cool to me, and the name sounds cool. Like someone yelling "MUSH!" at a bunch of dogs pulling a sled. Is that something I should consider? I should mention that I AM willing to pay a little more for better performance. So money isn't an issue....sort of.
Edited by hiiyah777 - 6/14/08 at 8:24am
post #7 of 48
G.Skill makes some wonderful sticks, 2x2GB PQ's should fit nicely for you.
post #8 of 48
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Just 3 opinions is all I get? I'm trying to get a good consensus. Once I get a couple different selections, I'll post a vote.
post #9 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by hiiyah777 View Post
Just 3 opinions is all I get? I'm trying to get a good consensus. Once I get a couple different selections, I'll post a vote.
lol, you're going to have to give it more time, its saturday, members are on the site at different times of the day, and in different time zones.
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post #10 of 48
I'm going to have to say the G.Skill DR2 1000 kit or the 2x2Gb Ballistix DR2 800. The Ballistix are EPP rated to run DDR2 1000, and do so without a problem. So they are just like all the other OCed DDR2 kits, they just dont advertise them at the OC rated speeds like other manufacturers. They also run better timings then the G.Skill (I went from the G.Skill to the Ballistix):


Edited by ericeod - 6/14/08 at 9:10am
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