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Old 09-19-2007, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I can't decide because everyone advocates all of these. I think this should factor in the decision though - I won't be overclocking.

So which one wins in the 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 deal (or any other suggestions):

Corsair XM2 - $104
G.Skill HZ - $144.99
OCZ Gold - $88.99 (Is platinum better? I'd assume so since platinum > yellow gold)
Patriot Extreme - $102

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Old 09-19-2007, 11:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Since you won't be overclocking, the cheapest set would do fine. Actually, any good brand set of RAM, will do, when not overclocking.



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I say G.SKILL HZ's because I have them and I couldn't be happier. Best RAM ever in my opinion. The Patriot is probably second best on that list, then OCZ, then Corsair. Others may say different though. My HZ's overclock like a beast so thats why I love them. Super fast.

EDIT: OOPS, didn't see that you aren't overclocking, so listen to b1gapl
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Corsair XM2
I own it and its very fast and runs good.
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Are the OCZ's platinum worth it? I read some reviews the Gold's heatspreaders hardly do their job.
I've got corsair right now in my system and it works fine so I'm inclined to buy those. But I also want to make an investment that lasts and you tend to get what you pay for these days.
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like big apple said if ur not ocing any brand will do u fine even one not mentioned above.
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i`m having the same sort of problem deciding which ram to get but i agree with no oc`ing you will get about the same quality no matter which brand you buy, so price will be a major factor in your decision. hope this helps a little.
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Originally Posted by nhlrocker View Post
Corsair XM2
I own it and its very fast and runs good.
haha sorry can't recommend XMS2 memory. Just not good performance for its cash . However the MIR makes it a very good deal but i never liked those either.
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^^ lol dude its a hundred bucks.
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Ye, the HZs set are the best for Overclocking. The timing rocks. The BIOS sets it at 5-5-5-15 @ 800MHz as default so it doesnt stress the RAM that much but can be clocked to 4-4-4-12 which is its stock speed. I can clock mine at 3-3-4-10 running at 800MHz but would rather keep it at 4-4-4-12. Havent tried 3-3-3-9 yet with voltage higher than 2.1 Dont want to burn this ram so not gonna test it with a higher voltage just to get a better clock. It wont boot at 3-3-3-9 800MHz, I get a memory dumb blue screen error.

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