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I'm getting a gig stick to go with my new(soon) P5WD2-P. Since this is overclock.net it's probably safe to assume that I want to overclock . So my question is, should I go for XMS2 or OCZ RAM (PC2 6400)?
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I remember reading about people who have been having problems with Corsair sticks. Go OCZ.
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OCZ. Some of the best RAM out there.
post #4 of 7
I think between those two brands, it will likely come to personal prefernce. Sometimes OCZ has tighter timings from the factory, but usually not by much.

Both are good quality


Personally, I have always used Corsair and have never had an issue with them so that's usually my first choice. I had my current stick OC'd to 750Mhz on 5-4-4-12 timings, and at stock speed I can get the timings to 4-3-3-8 with no voltage increase.
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From what i heard XMS2 is the best RAM tomshardware used

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/02/...ry/page21.html

Definitly looks sweeet DDR2 800!
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go with corsair. OCZ seems to be a little pickier on settings. My xms2 pc8000ul has seen 1040mhz and not flinched.
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post #7 of 7
For RAM, I've always used Corsair XMS for my main systems and never had a single issue.

But, from what I've seen, the pqi TURBO DDR2 667 are also an excellent choice, not that they're better than Corsair XMS but for the price, they're an exceptional value.

They overclock sky-high, seen several people very pleased with those modules. For when I replace my 2nd system, I'm putting those 1GB modules in it, along with this 660 I have and use my 8000ULs for a 960.

But if you're torn between XMS2 and OCZ, most definitely XMS2, I don't think I'd concider OCZ for DDR2.
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