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Old 04-10-2006, 03:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Basically this is a very broad question I know, but here I go anyway:

What is the best gaming RAM available?

I'm probably looking at getting 2gb (2x1gb sticks), so that later when I change to dual channel they will both work

Don't really have a budget, just need brands and model numbers.

I'm not really interested in o/c but just want to get the best performance out of them. I don't really know about latency's and all that stuff. But anything has to be better than my x2 512mb of ddr400, pc3200 value ram.

Thanks.
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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G.Skill, OCZ, and Corsair have to be the best brands.

Just find the lowest lantency ram you can in your price range, and try to get ones with copper heat-spreaders or whatever they're called.
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Will I notice much of a performance increase from my Value Ram to lets say a good OCZ ram?
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You will if you get 2gb going from 512mb.
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You will if you get 2gb going from 512mb.
2x512mb....not 512mb

but yea goin from 1 gig over to the 2 gig area is a bigger diffrence especially in gaming
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what about if i only get x1gb stick of OCZ, the platnium edition i think.... Would I notice a difference over the 2x512mb Value ram (pc3200, DDR400)?
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Since you have been misinformed about overclocking, I could only suggest OCZ ram. OCZ ram are very high quality and they also have a very fast range of rams available, and their prices aren't too bad.
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Well as you can see at the moment, my gaming rig has Kingston KVR400X64C3AK2 - 1GB 2x512mb, which is value ram, however is running at pc3200 and ddr400. I was looking at buying the following,

OCZ 1GB Platinum PC-3200 Extreme Performance Gamer DDR RAM with Enhanced Latency and Heat Spreader
1x1024MB Dual Channel Unbuffered Non-ECC Memory Kit - 184Pin
Latency: 2-3-2-5 (doesnt mean anything to me lol)

Any good?
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yay thats a good pick but i would throw down the extra money and get 2 of those
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Hmm yeh i think im going to get one and then in a few months get another.
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