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Hey everyone, I'm looking into selling my ram and getting some new stuff, preferably a 2gb set. Here are my two options right now. I've been looking around, and a lot of people say that G.Skill is good, and I've also heard a lot of good things about Mushkin. Is there any difference between the two? Will one overclock farther than the other? Right now Im running 295x9, so the closer I can get to 300fsb the better. Im not really that picky on timings, so Im happy with 3-4-4-8. Let me know your opinions. Thanks!

Mushkin DDR 500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146397

Gskill DDR500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021

I should also mention that I'm planning on using the DFI NF4 Ultra-D motherboard.
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anyone?
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I spent some time looking for good 2Gb RAM for wowza yesterday. This is what I told him:
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Originally Posted by Transonic
Tough finding info on 2Gb G. Skill but I did turn up some info. They make 2 kinds that look good, both with the blue heatspreaders:

F1-3200PHU2-2GBZX more info here:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=77193

F1-3200BIU2-2GBHX more info here:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=78111

I didn't completely read the test results but those two are as good as they get. I know OCZ makes some good 2x1Gb Platinum sticks but either way you aren't gonna get 2x1Gb TCCD or BH/UTT. The ZX model# looks like it'll kick some ass according to that link. Why 2Gb? BF2 or MMOs?
They look better IMO than the G. Skill sticks with the black heaspreaders that get crappy 3-4-4-8 timings. My
    
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unfortunately, both of those are pc3200
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u should be more pickey with ur timmings faster timmings more memorybandwith = higher 3dmark 03 and 05 scores
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Orion14_99
unfortunately, both of those are pc3200
Sir you obviously didn't read all the links I posted in the 2 minutes since I posted them. Which means you also didn't see how they overclocked and hit over 270 FSB...
    
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post #7 of 30
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i would be, but the best DDR500 ram newegg has is 3-4-3-8.. the only faster stuff is OCZ, which is 3-3-2-8, but costs $100 more than the 2 i listed above.. DDR500 comes at pretty slow timings.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Transonic
Sir you obviously didn't read all the links I posted in the 2 minutes since I posted them. Which means you also didn't see how they overclocked and hit over 270 FSB...
I read most of the links, and the reviews they were getting. A lot of people who bought them were reporting that they could only get to 220, or thereabouts. Ill read the other info you posted on each type in a minute, but Id prefer to have somehting that starts at 250 and overclocks from there. That way im at least guaranteed 250 for the same price. I can always RMA them if they dont meet specs. But if the sticks will only do 200 FSB, then they work as advertised and im stuck with them.
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Thiiiiis is what you want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021

Really nice set of ram there.
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post #10 of 30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by X3Nh4nC3D
Thiiiiis is what you want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021

Really nice set of ram there.
thats the link i posted in my origonal question, right? haha ok, one vote for that ram. how far can it overclock? its getting mixed reviews on newegg

so its between that ram, and mushkin's:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146397
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