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Old 02-01-2006, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mobo and Memory compatible?

Motherboard -->
Memory -->

Are they compatible? Right now I have 1GB of Samsung memory I think, at least that's what Everest says (my friend built it cuz I was away for the weekend when my parts arrived, I ordered some value parts for costs sake).

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Old 02-01-2006, 07:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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probably, make sure you'll be able to up the stock voltage from 2.5v to 2.6v which is what is required for that mem.


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Old 02-01-2006, 08:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think I could handle that.

Which is better, OCZ or Corsair? My friend recommended

I don't know much about buying memory. What's Cas Latency? What are the timings?
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Would be a little over kill but depends on wha youre doing if you have a nice computer say for gaming than yeah but even if you are doing gaming you still would be good off with 1gb.But If its in your budget and its not lowering your video card budget, Than go for 2gb be my guess.My minimal recommended card would be a
6800Gs anything above that would put your 2gigs to use.
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I probably should have specified better that this was an upgrade, so it's not cutting into video card budget, but maybe I will go with only 1GB to keep costs down. Valentines Day coming up ><

Which should I go with, company-wise? OCZ or Corsair? Someone else? I'm looking to get some high-quality RAM, not really into Value stuff.

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Or this....
but the second one isn't on Newegg.
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