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I'm looking at swapping out my corsair 2x512 (2-2-2-5 stock timings) for a pair of dual channel equally fast ram. I can't find 2x1gb corsair locally although I have access to OCZ:

PC3200 DDR 400 Performance Series (3-3-3-7) rated at 2.6V at $250 Cdn

or the

PC3200 DDR Platinum Editions (2-3-2-5) rated at up to 2.8V at $290 Cdn.

I also have access to a Geil supplier but I,m not familiar with their line up.

I'm looking for fastest stock ram (not much of an O'C er at this point) for my main rig.

All recommendations appreciated.
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post #2 of 12
I'm a bit confused by your question cause to me you've already answered your own question.

You only have access to a few types of ram, you want to fastest ram you can get and you're not an OC'r so why would you waste $250cdn when for $40 more cdn you can get what you're looking for.

I'd personally try to find DDR500 ram to give you headroom for OC'ing in the future, screw the timings.
post #3 of 12
ya look into some ddr500 by OCZ... but if you dont have that extra cash, geil has good OC memory and the OCZ platinums are great to...
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post #4 of 12
OCZ platinum DDR500 is the best overclocking RAM you can buy... but it costs about 300 american.

the OCZ platinum DDR400 would be your next bet for what you were looking at. you can get it for about 200american after rebate

if you can find a g.skill dealer then they make some good 1gb sticks too... but I would personally only buy OCZ or g.skill for 1gb sticks.
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Cechk out this thread from last week:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-memory/64755-ram.html
    
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post #6 of 12
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So there isn't 2-2-2-5 pairs of 1 gb available? The fastest i see is the ocz above and 2-3-2-6 from corsair.
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go with the ocz IMO, i personnaly dont like the corsair... but its up to you, you seem to know whats good, so get what u want,or what is available...
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post #8 of 12
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I have ocz and corsair in my rigs and am pretty happy with both. I noticed a number of geil users in the forum and have access to a geil dealer. Without a recommendation on the geil, it looks like the OCZ Platinum and 2-3-2-5 is my best bet. Does anyone know if there is a geil model with similar (or 2-2-2-5) timings?

Its pretty funny actually. I paid $250 for the corsair that I currently have and can get the OCZ for only $40 more with almost the same timings and double the RAM. Sigh

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...80&cid=RAM.178
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post #9 of 12
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And the winner is...

OCZ PC-3200 DDR400 Platinum 2x1024MB rated at 2-3-2-5. Its rated for (and warrantied to) 2.95V max. Its priced at $290 Canadian. I checked mushkin, Corsair (theirs is 2-3-2-6 and more expensive), Geil, and Crucial/Ballistix. This looks like the lowest latency dual 1gb sticks on the market. OCZ also has their titanium series which is virtually identical in timings except that its rated up to 3.15V but apparently it doesn't OC as well as the platinum and is far more expensive.

Anyone know of 2-2-2-5 RAM? I couldn't find it but I might have missed something.

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post #10 of 12
no, 2-3-2-5 is the best you can get for 1gb sticks at the moment... also take a look at this thread. I just posed a new roundup of 1gb sticks.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-memory/...tml#post707312
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