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GSkill F1-PC4000 or OCZ Gold PC4000 for Asrock 939DUAL?

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Hi,
I want to upgrade my Asrock 939DUAL and Venice 3200+@2400 with a set of 2x1GB PC4000 sticks to run the FSB 1:1 and even raise the CPU to 2500.
From my dealers, I can get these two modules at the same price (220€)

GSkill DDR500 (F1-4000USU2-2GBHZ) 3-4-4-8 2.6v-2.8v
OCZ DDR500 Gold GXT (OCZ5002048ELGEGXT) 3-4-3-8 2.75v

I know these two modules are virtually identical, with same BrainPower PCB and UCCC modules, but I have two questions and that's why I can't decide between the two.

First of all, the Asrock 939Dual can only supply 2.7v for VDIMM and I don't want to make any VDIMM mod. In this case, the GSkill are rated for a minor voltage than the OCZ, but I think this maybe a marteking issue, because I’ve read the two modules needs very low volts.

By the other way, the timmings for the OCZ are slightly better, but I think it can be due to the fact that they need more volts... and at 2.6v maybe they work at 3-4-4-8 like the GSkill's.

I see people talking very good about the GSkill modules but mainly because of the price/performance ratio... but at the same price, which is worth the money?

I hope you can put some light here, because it’s been three days reading reviews like mad and what I really want is to put the 2GB to play BF2 smooth
post #2 of 5
OCZ. I know all is equal under the heatsink but consider the heat sink. Copper(OCZ) vs. Aluminum(G.Skill). Not that big of a thing but copper moves heat better. Plus the Gold just looks so much better. As for preformance, my gold will do 3-3-3-7 @ 250MHz w/2.7v. They may even run tighter but that is where I stopped on the timings. I have had them at 3-4-4-8 @ 270MHz w/2.7v. They will do factory at 250MHz at 2.6v. Very good sticks in my opinion. Mine are the non GXT gold with 3-4-4-8 stock.

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G.Skill HZs are some of the most popular 2GB DDR sets here on OC.net. While it's true that the OCZs are great sticks, I'd got with the G.Skill Extremes.
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Sporadic E, are you sure the XTC version uses copper? I think the heatsink is painted aluminium, as in the web page it says "Gold Layered XTC Heatspreader", but for the old non XTC modules it says "Gold Layered Copper Heatspreader"
Anyway, my case has no window (Antec1080AMG) so the looking of the modules is not important for me.
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Hmmm I dont rightly know. I have never held the XTC sticks in my hand. I would assume copper with maybe aluminun mesh? Good question.

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