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Ok i can get

2 of these kits for a total of 4gb for $280 shipped.
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=80098-45

or should i bump go for better speed for $370 for 4gb shipped.
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=85016-47

I have $500 credit with zip zoom fly, and im pretty set on getting 4gb. I just wanna know if the jump up in speed is noticable enough to justify spending the difference.

I do plan on adding aftermarket heat spreaders later on as well, as using these ram stick on this system for vista.
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Out of those two, I would make the higher investment. Those Preslers are supposed to overclock like crazy, so the extra bandwidth would be very useful. Personally, though, I would spend a few bucks more and get away from the value select stuff. There's some higher quality 2x1 GB available for around $200 a pair. I'd stick with Corsair XMS, Geil, G.Skill, or similar.
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Thanks,

by the way what are the main differences between the value select opposed to the other corsair stuff? Is just the heatspreader?
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post #4 of 5
Often time the value select stuff uses lower quality integrated circuits (ICs) on their products. Although they certainly can do a decent job on average rigs, they're just not a good match with a killer CPU like a Presler. You can check out the Corsair IC FAQ I have linked in my sig for a whole lot of info on the ICs that Corsair uses on their DIMMs.
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http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=85016-16

you think 2 of these will work?

On intel.com they list the 677 as the highest speed ram, but on corsair's site it says this stuff is compatible
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