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Poll Results: Which 2GB RAM to buy?

Poll expired: May 25, 2006  
  • 92% (13)
    G.Skill PC4000 HZ £150
  • 0% (0)
    OCZ Platinum PC4000 EB £250
  • 7% (1)
    Corsair XMS4000PT TwinX £160
  • 0% (0)
    Other (Please state - Must be available in UK)
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post #11 of 37
Thread Starter 
Just been doing some research

The G.Skill PC4000 2Gb HZ is 'UCCC'

Is UCCC good? what kinda timings you think for DDR400? its rated @ 3-4-4-8- @ DDR500.
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post #12 of 37
TCCD and BH-5 are only available on 256 and 512MB modules. The only chips used in recent 1GB modules have been Infineon, Samsung (UCCC) and Micron (Crucial is Microns retail brand, so they always use Micron chips).

If you are going to be running the RAM at DDR400, then I wouldn't get the G.Skill. According to most reviews it does not tighten down at all well, even with increased voltage. 3-4-4-8 is about the best timings you'll get at any speed. There are other DDR500 RAM modules available that will tighten down much better. My old Crucial Ballistix DDR500 got down to 2-2-2-5 at DDR400.

All RAM scales to the speed of the CPU when set to 1:1. So yes, if you put a higher rated RAM (DDR433, DDR500 etc) it will slow down to the speed of the CPU unless you force it to a higher/lower speed.
post #13 of 37
Just took a closer look at your specs. For the ~£250 you have availalbe for RAM, you should look into the option of getting a new MoBo and DDR2 RAM. That way you can get a overclockable board, and still have 2GB RAM

This might mean a new case also (since you likely to have mATX), but could be worth thinking about.

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post #14 of 37
Thread Starter 
£250 is too much to spend just on RAM. I wanna stick more around the £150 mark.

How well does the Corsair 'tighten down'?
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post #15 of 37
Thread Starter 
The contenders so far:

G.Skill PC4000 2Gb HZ 3-4-4-8 @ DDR500 - £150
Mushkin 2GB DDR XP4000 Extreme Performance Dual Channel Kit (2x1GB) CAS3 - £170
OCZ Platinum PC4000 2GB EB (might be EL) - £250
Corsair 2GB DDR XMS4000PT TwinX (2x1GB) CAS3 - £160

The OCZ was my first thought, but i think i will be better off with something cheaper

The G.Skill looks good, but i want something that can run decent timings @ DDR500 (for when i eventually OC) and can have the timings tightened down a bit for DDR400. The G.Skill apparently doesnt tighten well.

What about Corsair 2GB DDR XMS4000PT TwinX (2x1GB) CAS3 ?
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post #16 of 37
I'd get the G.Skill HZs (the PC4000 2GB kit). They are very popular around here.
post #17 of 37
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Poll time me thinks
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post #18 of 37
look at the memory in my profile. its UNDER stock voltage. you have no idea how great corsair XMS memory is.
im stress testing it right now, been going for 20 minutes... and seems stable so far. ill let you know how it turns out

default is ddr433, have it at ddr512 right now... UNDER STOCK VOLTAGE!!!
benchmarks over 6.7GBPS EACH TIME!

this is it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145594
i know you can't get it in the UK from newegg... but those are the exact specs. btw, im running it at 2.71V right now, stock is 2.75V
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post #19 of 37
It depends.. what are your future plans? Right now you have a non-overclockable board on Intel. If you stay Intel and you want to go overclockable, you'll need DDR2, hence my advice to go for a new MoBo and DDR2. If you go AMD (right now!), then DDR is ok. However, AMD will switch to DDR2 in a few months also...

I still do recommend a new, overclockable, MoBo + RAM to match.

However, it's up to you.. If you want RAM alone now, get the G.Skill.. It'll run great, although the timings might not be as tight as some other (more expensive) RAM. However, pure OC speed will offset timings.
    
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post #20 of 37
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I was planning to go AMD eventually and then OC the hell outta it

I know AM2 supports DDR2, but are they TOTALLY getting rid of DDR? I dont see the advantage of DDR2. Sure its faster, but the timings are ****.

Fade2green514, what timings does that RAM run @ DDR400 on stock volts? I really need every minor detail about your ram, not just 'its XMS and its 2gb'
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