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hi forum, i am just about to order 2GB of ram. its for my son who plays BF2 +COD2 a lot. it will go into our current rig (see below). the aim is to play BF2 smoothly (smoother) for now. I then aim to put a new system together with AMD 64-3000+(3???+), Asus Crossfire Mobo, ATI x1900 Crossfire GPU (1 at first, then another when i can afford it) a new case and fans etc. and re-use the ram.
so......i need to get the right Ram. I am looking at Corsair XMS 3200 c2tp, this will cost me about £150 ($200?) OC-ing isn't a big issue right now, but it might be later, so it needs to be considered i guess.
what are your thoughts guys?
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post #2 of 20
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these are what i am looking at, all 2 x 1GB :
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal..._ValueRAM.html
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Mushkin.html blue or green?
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal..._ValueRAM.html purely on price?
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/G_Skill.html cas2 or cas2.5?
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...th_Series.html ideal for gaming?
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...ce_Series.html a bit ott?
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/GeIL_Value.html too cheap?

there must be other stuff available too. I need some advice please guys.
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..............anybody?????????
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post #4 of 20
I'd go with the OCZ Gold Series one....
Expecially since it has BH5!!!!!!

If you want to read a review of that RAM just click the link below:
http://reviews.pcapex.com/memory/ocz...ed_bh5_ram.php
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thanks Wilson, i like the 2-2-2-5 T1 specs, i realise that i could buy other Ram and never achieve timings like that, certainly not for the same difference in cost anyway.
its right at the top end of my budget, but not over, i could argue that it is the best i can afford, and that should be a good reason to buy.
for £40 ($55) more than the corsair c2pt 2gb, what am i getting for my extra munny?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bicolormoth
thanks Wilson, i like the 2-2-2-5 T1 specs, i realise that i could buy other Ram and never achieve timings like that, certainly not for the same difference in cost anyway.
its right at the top end of my budget, but not over, i could argue that it is the best i can afford, and that should be a good reason to buy.
for £40 ($55) more than the corsair c2pt 2gb, what am i getting for my extra munny?
Well, for your extra money your getting BH5 Which means you can overclock like mad; as long as you can supply the needed voltage to the RAM. Also you get tighter timings with the OCZ than the Corsair RAM. And finally, just look at the OCZ RAM!!! Can you say bling bling!
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post #7 of 20
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okay........so its well worth the cost. I have no idea about the v supply issue though.
what would happen if my current system cant supply it fully? how do i find out if it can?
is it as simple as having a 650w PSU? or does the MObo have a say in this?
sorry for all the q's...
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post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by bicolormoth
okay........so its well worth the cost. I have no idea about the v supply issue though.
what would happen if my current system cant supply it fully? how do i find out if it can?
is it as simple as having a 650w PSU? or does the MObo have a say in this?
sorry for all the q's...
The Motherboard has to say it. I know that some DFI motherboards can go 3.0V plus, which is a good thing for overclocking that RAM. More specifically I believe (don't quote me or anything) that the DFI NF4 Ultra-D will allow you to give the RAM the voltage needed to overclock. And as for a power supply issue, you shouldn't have any issues with your power supply
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I'm thinking but does the crossfire chipset have any known compatibility issues with any ram yet. Does it prefer a type spec of IC at all. YOu might just want to look into that a little bit before you purchase. It would be like getting a couple of sticks of a certain GSkill ram and put it in yoiur DFI board to find it is nto happy. I know that my nf4 DFI board does nto like Hynix ram at all. I ended up having to get some Infineon IC's for a 2gb kit. This is what I ended up with.
http://www.nintek.com.au/x/scripts/p...idproduct=2864
The other problem is will the ram work in both rigs, old and then the new rig. Different computers totally.
Just see if the PSU can handle it and if it doesnt then get another one. When using x1900 you will most probably need another one. A lot of these new products are using less power then their earlier models.
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IMO just get whats cheapest from a trusted brand..
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