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post #11 of 25
Cool. Im getting the HZ's within this week. PC3200? PAH! that is for teh noobs! (jk)

ALOT of people here have the HZ, and love it.
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Originally Posted by RRX2
I'm building my first custom rig (link here: http://www.overclock.net/amd-build-l...iew-plans.html) and was trying to decide on brand reliability over speed. I'm basing most of my decisions on compatibility with the MOBO I listed in my build thread.

I'm a noob at alot of the custom build stuff although I can catch on fast. I'd just like some opinions on what would be worth it. I'll be running them at stock speeds and I don't plan on OC'ing my soon to be proc X2 3800 past 2.4, maybe go to 2.5. I'm not sure how "tight" the timing is on these two are.

They're both the same price so cost isn't an issue.

G.Skill 2GB (2x1GB) DDR500 (PC400)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021
VS

Cosair XMS 2GB (2x1GB) DDR400 (PC3200)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145486

This statement more than anything makes me lean towards the Cosairs:

"The G.Skill, like a lot of current 2GB sets, uses Samsung UCCC chips. The Asus A8N series do not like the Samsung UCCC chips. Sometimes (rare) they will work ok together, but mostly you will encounter problems like incorrect detection, not being able to run at rated speeds and bad timings."

I've read about one member here who is experimenting with the G.Skill. Thing is I'd hope to not have to do alot of "manual" things. I'd like to keep the setup simple as possible.

Thanks for your time and patience!
Ever heard of ebay? I got 2x512mb of mushkin Black line pc3500 (2325) for 67 usd...
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I havent had a problem with my corsair value ram and my dfi board...im just putting it out there.
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Originally Posted by Ian.Z
Ever heard of ebay? I got 2x512mb of mushkin Black line pc3500 (2325) for 67 usd...
Sure I heard of eBay. I'd rather buy from a trusted vendor and SUPPORT them. Also, if in a case of RMA, I'd rather deal with Newegg.
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Originally Posted by RRX2
Sure I heard of eBay. I'd rather buy from a trusted vendor and SUPPORT them. Also, if in a case of RMA, I'd rather deal with Newegg.
Memory (RAM) RMA's don't go through newegg, since all ram holds lifetime warranties, they go through the RAM company.
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Originally Posted by lightsource
Memory (RAM) RMA's don't go through newegg, since all ram holds lifetime warranties, they go through the RAM company.
I see, thanks for clearing that up. Once I get which RAM is fine, I'll bounce the prices off of eBay vendors and their feedbacks.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by sccr64472
Don't do it! Those timings are horrible! You can get the OCZ kit that will run great on that board and it will be less expensive after the rebate. The timings on the OCZ are much better. You do NOT want CAS 3 at 200mhz, especially at that price The only probs you'll ever read about OCZ is the OCZ VX Gold series.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210
Are OCZ a common brand? Or is it a off the wall brand like G. Skill? I'm very new at ram brands and only trust Kingston and Corsair so far.

I'm in the same boat as RRX2, since I'm currently looking for parts to build a system for my family. So any information that helps him, helps me as well

Edit:

Ok, so after googling, it seems that G. Skill actually is a respectible brand, or so it seems. I guess i'm just uneasy with hearing new names. Odd... :/

http://www.hardwarexl.com/content/view/135/59/1/0/

A review of G Skill 2gb Pc 4000
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post #18 of 25
Yea, all of us are sceptical about new brands but my most trusted (best to worse) brands are:

G.SKILL
OCZ
GeIL
Mushkin
Corsair
PDP (Patriot)
PQI

Everything else is for low budget pc's and I would use Corsair or OCZ for low budget.
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post #19 of 25
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Okay, new scenario.

Same build but I'd like everyone to just keep in mind I'll probably do NO overclocking for a few months. I'd like to base the decision on RAM on that. I'm not sure if timing is only important in regards to OC'ing. If that's the case, I'm thinking opinions will change on what RAM to buy?

Thanks again.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by RRX2
Okay, new scenario.

Same build but I'd like everyone to just keep in mind I'll probably do NO overclocking for a few months. I'd like to base the decision on RAM on that. I'm not sure if timing is only important in regards to OC'ing. If that's the case, I'm thinking opinions will change on what RAM to buy?

Thanks again.
In that case, get some G.SKILL PC3200 DDR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231032
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