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post #11 of 22
OCZ platinum rev2 with TCCD are great memory sticks. You can push them way past 300MHz with good cooling.
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post #12 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bimmer520
OCZ platinum rev2 with TCCD are great memory sticks. You can push them way past 300MHz with good cooling.

yeah, mine did 320Mhz w/o active cooling... just the airflow from my case
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e-mail address:

deadpool.weapon-x@comcast.net

Do you have Paypal for transfer cash? If the price is right, I'll be all over them, just have to wait for the income tax to go through. Let me know a price shipped and we'll go from there.
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post #14 of 22
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Here is one more question because I still don't understand and maybe someone can explain it to me. The 2 pieces of ram that I'm looking at have these specs.

Set 1: OCZ Platinum Edition Revision 2 PC-3200
Memory Size
2 x 512MB

Memory Speed
400MHz PC3200

Memory CAS Latency
2-2-2-5

Memory Type
Dual Channel DDR

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Set 2: Corsair TWINX Dual Channel 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory
Memory Size
2 x 512MB

Memory Speed
400MHz PC3200

Memory CAS Latency
2-3-3-6-T1

Memory Type
Dual Channel DDR

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Now, I see that there's a difference in the CAS Latency, but I don't understand how to read that or what that means. I've read the stickies, but they confuse me as well (Yes, I'm very simple and it's been a while since trying to understand new hardware). If someone can explain this where I can understand it, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanx to all that have helped and suggested stuff so far. It's appreciated.

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post #15 of 22
here I don't know if you've looked at this or not but here's a sticky:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...html#post87996
and this does a good job explaining as well:
http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair...707/index.html

the short answer is that those numbers are the memory timings. the first is the CAS and that is most important. both sets you are looking at run a CAS of 2.0 and that is good.

the rest of the numbers is where the RAM differs. the lower the numbers the faster the RAM (as simple as I can make it) so the OCZ running 2-2-2-5 is faster than the Corsair runnign 2-3-3-6.

so the OCZ is faster at stock speeds of DDR400.


the other thing to consider is how well each will overclock. The Corsair will overclock to about DDR500 before it reaches its limits so you will have to run a dividor (meaning your Ram runs slower than your htt, this way you can continue to OC your cpu and not your RAM) however, since the Corsair starts out with looser timings and does not OC as well you will have to loosen up the timings. I have a pair of that Corsair RAM (In my HTPC) and I OC'd it to around DDR500 but I had to run it at 3-4-4-8

Now, the OCZ will OC to around DDR600 which would get you very close to your goal of 2.8Ghz at a 1:1 ratio (it should make it there w/o any problems w/ some minor tweaking) the Plus is that the TCCD will do DDR600 with tighter timings than the Corsair will do at DDR500

I hope this explains some
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post #16 of 22
The memory chips used on the RAM modules is the key. The OCZ uses Samsung TCCD, witch overclocks extremly well. Don't now about the other one. Check it out, there are lists on the net with information on the chips used. The PCB layout also matters, but the chips is far most important.
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post #17 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bimmer520
The memory chips used on the RAM modules is the key. The OCZ uses Samsung TCCD, witch overclocks extremly well. Don't now about the other one. Check it out, there are lists on the net with information on the chips used. The PCB layout also matters, but the chips is far most important.

Like I said the OCZ's use TCCD with brainpower pc boards which are the best. Corsair uses mixed IC's for that RAM. I'm not sure what the current gen uses, and I'm almost postitive they don't use 5 layer brainpower pc boards. so the OCZ is the hands down winner
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hey Raziel, I sent you an email yesterday... did you get it?
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Yea, I got the e-mail. Just deciding what I want to do at this point. Very good points have been made with the timing and everything, but price is still a deciding factor. Don't know if I'll be pushing 2.8 constantly, so I don't know if the price for the OCZ is worth it when I can get the Corsair Twinx/XMS for 1/2 the price, or go with 2 gig ram for the same price. Corsair is what's tested and recommended for the Asus boards, but I don't know if that's based on real world testing, or overclocking, or what. So I'm just waiting patiently for the income tax and see what's available at that time.

Thank you for all the help, and I'll let you know about the ram.
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I'm glad to know that you're still there!

yeah, I originally went w/ the Corsair because it was tested and recommended, but in real life I found the OCZ TCCD to work much better w/ my Asus board. Regardless of if you run 2.8 all the time, w/ the OCZ you'll know for sure that your RAM won't be the limiting factor of your OC, and you won't have to run a dividor. Plus, even at lower frequencies the OCZ will give you better performance bc it has tighter timings.

let me know about the RAM. I definately understand the price issue, I'm a married college student (both my wife and I are traditional students in our early 20's) so as much as I need the cash I may be willing to negotiate a little bit.
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