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sorry for a whole thread, but what is VALUE ram?

do I have "Value" Ram? because ive been told that Value ram you can't OC very much
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If it is PC4000, I highly doubt it is value RAM. Sounds like you have high quality stuff.

Value RAM is just cheap RAM, some of it OCs horribly, others do surpisingly well.
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Value RAM is just the stuff that they sell for cheap. It's not designed to overclock and usually it isnt the fastest stuff around. I dont think you will have 'value' ram. If your RAM wont overclock very well, then it might just be the series. You have PC4000 so you shouldnt need super overclockable RAM to get good speeds out of it. I've got Corsairs ValueSelect - it was cheap, I only bought it because I needed something to get my system of the ground. Its good stuff. I had it running at 230mhz with no voltage increase or divider; so it's not like theyre selling people faulty RAM; its of the same quality, just the IC's arent designed to run at high speeds.
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ok, so I dont have Value Ram?

I didnt pay a lot for my ram
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I payed £27 for a stick of PC3200 512mb. Thats cheap. I dont think you can pick up PC4000 for less then £45 - Thats quite a difference
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I payed 270$ Canadian for 2GB
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That's alot of money for RAM. You've got very high quality stuff. Don't worry about it. General rule, if it's got heatspreaders, it's not value RAM.
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That's alot of money for RAM. You've got very high quality stuff. Don't worry about it. General rule, if it's got heatspreaders, it's not value RAM.
Hey, I've been shopping around a lot, and your combo of motherboard, CPU and GPU I've been looking at. How's it working out for you? The 7600GT is about $200 now.
    
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