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Hi guys, just wanted to ask, what is more economical, buying 2gigs of value ram or 2x512mb of overclocking mems. im kinda confused what to get and don't want to spend money on the wrong mems.

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it's a crapshoot for valueram, but i got a really good oc otta mine.....280mhz...thats ddr560
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You'll see a bigger performance boost from running 2gigs of ram @stock than having 1gig OCed, at least in the latest games like oblivion, bf2, heroes5, NFS MW.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dragosmp
You'll see a bigger performance boost from running 2gigs of ram @stock than having 1gig OCed, at least in the latest games like oblivion, bf2, heroes5, NFS MW.
Agreed, if you are a gamer then 2 gig of ram is pretty much a MUST for the latest games but if you are a benching freak then the 1 gig will do you well
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post #5 of 6
I have found that Corsair Value Ram is pretty good and can usually make 225MHz @ 2.5 - 3 - 3 - 7 so you can get a good overclock on a small divider with such ram and if you luck out you might (as bluedevil noted) be able to run without a divider.

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post #6 of 6
If you do Decide to go with Value ram, make sure it atleast has some decent timmings. The last thing you want is slow 2gb.
-also know that You will really only get an atvantage in games that will fully use all 2gb. If you play something like CS:S alot, that doesn't use alot of ram, buying the performance memory would be better.
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