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To be honest, i'm posting this as a last resort, because I have seen all the other hundreds of threads similar to this one. But alas, these do not answer my question. I have done alot of research over the past few weeks, but I still need a fair bit of help.

Firstly, the processor i am running is a AMD64 3500 Venice socket 939. The motherboard is a DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 ULTRA-D.

I have about £100 absolute maximum. £105 pushing it.

So i want some pc3200. I have been led to belive from reading a few hundred reviews, that corsair, ocz and Gskill are good brands.

Another point I would like to make, is that if I do get 1gb, then I do have a 512mb pc3200 stick, to make 1.5gb. But the stick is a bit naff.

So basically what I want to know, is what I need.

So I am going to leave this to you lot to give me advice, but first a few pointers:

1. Under £100 - Try to stick to british sites, and include P&P in the cost
2. PC3200
3. Could you tell me which is better - 1GB (1 x 1024 or 2 x 512???)
4. Which is better after that - 2GB or 1GB (1 chip or 2 chips)
5. Is it possible to get 2GB under £100?? I'm guessing not.
6. Please only reply if you know what you are on about

Thank you in advance for any help!
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post #2 of 30
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Originally Posted by Lozza
To be honest, i'm posting this as a last resort, because I have seen all the other hundreds of threads similar to this one. But alas, these do not answer my question. I have done alot of research over the past few weeks, but I still need a fair bit of help.

Firstly, the processor i am running is a AMD64 3500 Venice socket 939. The motherboard is a DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 ULTRA-D.

I have about £100 absolute maximum. £105 pushing it.

So i want some pc3200. I have been led to belive from reading a few hundred reviews, that corsair, ocz and Gskill are good brands.

Another point I would like to make, is that if I do get 1gb, then I do have a 512mb pc3200 stick, to make 1.5gb. But the stick is a bit naff.

So basically what I want to know, is what I need.

So I am going to leave this to you lot to give me advice, but first a few pointers:

1. Under £100 - Try to stick to british sites, and include P&P in the cost
2. PC3200
3. Could you tell me which is better - 1GB (1 x 1024 or 2 x 512???)
4. Which is better after that - 2GB or 1GB (1 chip or 2 chips)
5. Is it possible to get 2GB under £100?? I'm guessing not.
6. Please only reply if you know what you are on about

Thank you in advance for any help!
Corsiar is overpriced....
anyways, you only need 2GB if you're a hardcore gamer (with a good graphics card) or a pro that does a lot of photo/video editing. 2 X 512 will perform better (is most cases)
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post #3 of 30
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That was something I forgot to add: Will a 6600gt with 1gb perform the same with 2gb? Will the 6600gt limit the use of the 2gb?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lozza
That was something I forgot to add: Will a 6600gt with 1gb perform the same with 2gb? Will the 6600gt limit the use of the 2gb?
no it won't. 1GB is engough, and you proboly would never use 2 whole GBs.
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post #5 of 30
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Thank you! Could anyone start naming a few chips then? in the £100 mark?

And I would like to know how 2 512s perform better than a single chip.
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post #6 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lozza
Thank you! Could anyone start naming a few chips then? in the £100 mark?

And I would like to know how 2 512s perform better than a single chip.
I think it was timimgs. I'm going to PM some other members and tell them to come to better help you out
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Thanks
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A lot of UK people aren't online. I'll try to help, but since I live in the US, I don't know a lot of stores. I'll try anyways...
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post #9 of 30
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No problem, I have about a week to decide.
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post #10 of 30
oh ok. This the best I can do:
http://shop1.outpost.com/product/409...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Take note it's a US store with International shipping. I just found out how much £100 is in USD
You'll get a good answer, someone with see this thread and help out. Ok, I'm off to help other people.

Edit: I just got a PM, a member is on his way
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