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Old 09-27-2008, 01:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I would get this ram since it has better timings than either of the other ones.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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man i dont get how ram speed works at all. Isnt the OCZ faster then the G.skill since its a SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) ?
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Timings mean a lot too. Its not just speed.
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Well the OCZ is probably just factory overclocked ddr2 800. So basically it won't go much higher than 1000 and probably won't let you tighten the timings (lower timings is better). The g.skill might also hit ddr2 1000 especially if you raised the timings. So basically by looking at specs alone their probably about the same but g.skill has been known to overclock well.

Plus if you go with the e5200 ddr2 800 should be enough. I just recommended the 1000 because it looked like pretty good specs for cheap.
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Well the OCZ is probably just factory overclocked ddr2 800. So basically it won't go much higher than 1000 and probably won't let you tighten the timings (lower timings is better). The g.skill might also hit ddr2 1000 especially if you raised the timings. So basically by looking at specs alone their probably about the same but g.skill has been known to overclock well.

Plus if you go with the e5200 ddr2 800 should be enough. I just recommended the 1000 because it looked like pretty good specs for cheap.
ic. well i ma go with the OCZ. its like 40~30 cheaper. 4gb is probably over doing it already, dont need to go more expensive. thanks for the pick dario
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the gskill pk's are good overclocks, but for the price your better off going with the ocz. either way to overclock you will wanna be at 5-5-5-15
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