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Kingston vs Geil, which one to choose?

post #1 of 8
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This will be my last upgrade for my current setup.
Currently I have 4Gb ram (all slots taken) but I often use Virtual Machines so i need more, It's also a gaming rig.

What would be the best choise?
Kingston KHX6400D2LLK4/8G
or
GeIL 8 GB DDR2-800 Quad-Kit GE28GB800C4QC
post #2 of 8
Kingston, man tongue.gif Never had a single problem with them... Dude, I would also suggest going for DDR3 tongue.gif Get a cheap DDR3 mobo, just to save money in the long run when it comes to upgrading tongue.gif Also, note: DDR3 RAM tends to come factory underclocked, you'd have to set the clock to the spec in the BIOS, if you need help with that just ask bro smile.gif
post #3 of 8
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No, I'm not going to upgrade my mobo anymore. It's just not worth the money. Then I could do a whole upgrade if I wanted to.
post #4 of 8
My vote's for Kingston. Have used Kingston RAM everytime. Both their DDR2 and DDR3 lines are awesome.

Doesn't all RAM come factory underclocked? If it's non-generic, I mean? Like the DDR2-800 are generic, and the DDR2-1066 are automatically set to 800 Mhz. in BIOS?

My DDR3-1600 are also underclocked to 1333 because of the CPU, I guess?

When I then try and set the RAM to 1600, my CPU drops in perfomance. Not by much though.
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I prefer G.Skill, it's equivalent if not better than Kingston memory for cheaper.

But between Kingston or Geil, kingston no questions asked.
    
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research them and see which kit gets the best overclock on them, or just get the cheaper kit.
 
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I've gone for the Kingston.
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