Originally posted by Monster00
ok um where to start. Im running PNY and kingston on mine. It works fine so. But dont get like a general type of ram. They dont last that long so.... But i mean... if you want to get a cheaper price ram then go for it. Um... as for the ram speed... The higher PC you get, the more money. But i have PC 2700 and it works fine... But you gotta see whats the max that you can go. Like mine is, PC 2700 but only for 2 slots. But if you go with 3500.. make sure it can handle it. Yes it is windows compatiable. You just need to get a special kind of windows. Its called like windows XP 64 or somthing. For 64 bit. I dont really know linux that well. But i dunno if linux can support a 64 bit.
usually all DDR ram is backwards compatible, the main reasons why pc3500 and fast exist if for overclocking and the future. We're bound to have faster memory, these sticks provid compatibility with future hardware.....
And yes, you pay for it :P If you're not going to overclock pc3200 should be just fine..otherwise i'd got for a faster type...
Originally posted by Zipp080
I just built that exact same setup except with a 3000+ instead. I just bought corsair select memory at pc-3200 ddr400. It has been killer on games. I can run every single new game out with full settings and it doesnt skip a beat.
Modern games depend more on the speed of ram and the speed/ram in the video card then the cpu and ammount of ram. I'd be able to run everything in extremely high settigns aswell if i had a 9800 XT :P
The built-in cpu controller gives ur framerate a swiftkick in the *** though >-)