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I currently have 2 sets of Corsair's XMS TWINX1024-3200C2PT
I would like to upgrade to a 2x1gb kit, but im having a little trouble on which set to buy. I have my system stable at 2.65(11*241)@1.5V with a memory divider at ddr333. Timings are at 2.5-3-3-6 2T. It seems like my system wont go any higher and I think it would put a little less stress on the memory controller to go with the upgraded sticks. Here are the two sets im looking at:
1. G.Skill Extreme Series DDR500...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021
2. Corsair XMS DDR 500...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145596
Any suggestions?
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The G for sure
    
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post #3 of 23
g.skill for sure.

just a note, I have heard that Asus boards don't like Samsung UCCC IC's and both those use that IC. out of the 2 the g.skill would be better though as g.skill handpicks their IC's and are known to OC better
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I bought this hoping to reach it's rated speed of 250 Mhz but on my Asus premium it wouldn't even run stable at 232 Mhz with 4 times HTT. I emailed Gskill's tech's and I received the reply Direct copied quote"The Samsung UCCC chip has incompatible issue with Asus A8* motherboard." I found it upsetting that this information wasn't included in the product description at Newegg, but I am nonetheless going to be charged a restocking fee for something I didn't know I couldn't use. This memory apparently rocks with DFI boards but for those of you with Asus boards, leave it alone if you're buying it to run it at 250 Mhz.

This is a review I was just reading
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Thanks for the advice, also, i've heard that the a8 mobos from asus have had trouble running UCCD ICs. Ive searched high and low for the IC type in the gskill but I cant find anything, any guesses?

EDIT: lol, question answered^
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The G.SKILL is UCCC. And yes, get it. I <3 it.
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get g skill, that can go to 280fsb, a lot more with timing tweaks...corsiar blows.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lone136
I bought this hoping to reach it's rated speed of 250 Mhz but on my Asus premium it wouldn't even run stable at 232 Mhz with 4 times HTT. I emailed Gskill's tech's and I received the reply Direct copied quote"The Samsung UCCC chip has incompatible issue with Asus A8* motherboard." I found it upsetting that this information wasn't included in the product description at Newegg, but I am nonetheless going to be charged a restocking fee for something I didn't know I couldn't use. This memory apparently rocks with DFI boards but for those of you with Asus boards, leave it alone if you're buying it to run it at 250 Mhz.

This is a review I was just reading
Is there a good 2x1gb set that doesnt used those ICs? I want to upgrade, but it seems like quite the hassle. How much of an improvement will I see from going 4x512 to 2x1?
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get g skill, that can go to 280fsb, a lot more with timing tweaks...corsiar blows.
Actually, mine(and most other reports I've seen) go up to 275 stable, regardless of timings(as long as they're 3-4-4-8 or higher). The actual chips can get to like 297, but they won't pass memtest.
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RAM that uses Samsung UCCC
g.skill extreme PC4000 HZ
Corsair PC4000
OCZ gold PC4000
OCZ gold PC4000 GX
Mushkin extreme performance PC4000

good overclocking RAM that doesn't use UCCC
OCZ platinum PC4000 - Infineon CE-6
Mushkin Redline PC4000 - not sure
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