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Old 05-23-2007, 01:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

2 x 1gb ram ddr2 800 only this much?! there is something crappy about this i tell you....
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Default Re: why is this so cheap?!

Because its cheaply made and look at those timmings..

Or maybe its a mistake.


Who knows.

Go buy some and resell for higher..
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its not a mistake. DDR2 prices have dropped.
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wait whats the best timing to have? and also, can't you mod the timings as well?
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wait whats the best timing to have? and also, can't you mod the timings as well?

There is no best..

However the Lower the numbers the faster the RAM is. (Not speed, but how fast the RAM refreshes itself, among other "things")

The higher the overclock (Therefore RAM is run faster) the looser the timmings will have to be.

Basicallly for that RAM, Lets assume the multiplier is 9, therefore the RAM is clocked under what it can run UNTIL the CPU frequency is around 400.
Therefore you "could" get a 3.60 Ghz overclock on a E6660 when that RAM is running at its designed Speed. ( For DDR2 800)

Assuming the Multi is 9, with DDR2 1250 you could theoreticlly have an overclock of 5.62 Ghz, and at that speed the said RAM would be running at its Rated Speed.

Course thats assuming you have a 1 to 1 ratio FSB to DRAM and no dividers Set.
But again, the higher the Speed the higher the timmings have to be for the RAM.

My RAM Can run 4-4-4-12 @ 3.6 Ghz. Though I never Tried it. (and thats what the package/newegg said, meh)


(Hrmm I think I did my Math right? On a 1 to 1 ratio the RAM Speed is twice the CPU frequency right? And to know the CPU Frequency you divide the overall clock by the Multiplyer, Assuming in both cases its 9 and not 7 or any lower number, meh someone will correct me if Im wrong...)
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Default Re: why is this so cheap?!

A-Data ram is fairly cheap but also fairly low quality. I have heard mostly good things about A-data and most people say they can hit 900mhz+ with those modules. Not a bad deal really I guess
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Good deal buy it before they run out!
I was looking on getting some more ram soon but a new laptop has become the priority for me. If I lived in the US I would get it.
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I guess, they're more like value ram, with heatspreaders.
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These are actually decent modules...

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what about the gskill one, this is cheap too, but how does it perform? how much overclock, and is it fast?

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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