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Which RAM should I use?

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guys,

I am currently running (4X512mb) Mushkin Enhanced Dual Channel with stock timings of 3 3 3 8 8. Clocked to 4.113mhz with 3 4 4 8 8 timings

I recently purchased G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory with timings @ 2.5-3-3-6.

Now my question is:
Which should i use for my system?
Which is better to O/C with?
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bump. yeah i'm tryin to figure this out for my next ram upgrade
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Originally Posted by hardwhere
bump. yeah i'm tryin to figure this out for my next ram upgrade

Wow a responce. Thanks for the bump.

But i did figure it out.
The new ram wont even boot at the Mhz i am currenty running with my old ram. Even after timming adjustments.
So i put the new ram in my wifes Gate***.

Thanks again
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post #5 of 8
Well, it sucks that they wouldn't work in your board right, but in general, 2 sticks of 1Gb each would be better than 4 sticks of 512MB. You get 2GB from both setups, but the memory controller isn't stressed from running 4 sticks.

Maybe go with Corsair XMS or OCZ next time
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Thats weird, ive never heard of g.skill to be faulty in any motheerboard before. And yes, the g.skill would be better to oc with.
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Well, it sucks that they wouldn't work in your board right, but in general, 2 sticks of 1Gb each would be better than 4 sticks of 512MB. You get 2GB from both setups, but the memory controller isn't stressed from running 4 sticks.

Maybe go with Corsair XMS or OCZ next time
Well it boot up at stock setting, but when i started O/C it. Got to 242Mhz and adjusting the timmings. I got the black screen of death.

Oh well i payed $240.00 for my current ram and only $146.00 for the Gskill. That should be telling me something?
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post #8 of 8
yeah, you got the budget g.skill wich is basically just value ram w/ some heatspreaders. If you would have gotten some HZ it would be much better and probably get you to 260-270
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