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Old 05-18-2006, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help me pick 1gb of ram!

Out of these packages which one would you choose?!

my budgets around 100-120 as you can see. Or should I just buy a 512 stick of a higher pc? Does a higher pc value make a huge difference or nay?

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Old 05-18-2006, 06:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd go with the OCZ. And a higher speed does make a difference but as for a huge difference, it'll have to be a big jump in speed.

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Old 05-18-2006, 10:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Any more help?
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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One of the fastest rams in the market.

I have the 1gb version, the ram is very fast!

G. Skill 4GB(2x2GB) DDR800
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super pi: 1m=20s
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I guess you didnt see my price limit
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the g. skill would be best. having ram rated for more than DDR400 (a.k.a PC3200) will not make a difference unless you are overclocking. in fact it may be detrimental to performance if you aren't overclocking due to the looser timings
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Old 05-21-2006, 09:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've decided to order 2gb instead. Wondering if thats wise or if I'll bottleneck. Here is my system

DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800
ATI Radeon x1900xt 512mb
Creative SB0350 Audigy 2 ZS Sound Card
Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB

I wanna take the patriot memory I have on off and replace it with 2 gbs of this ocz

Will 3 gigs give a performance boost over 2 or will it bottleneck? If so Ill just get 1 gig
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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you'll get better performance running it in dual channel with just the OCZ, and 2 gigs is already plenty. good choice on the rams too, great price for the timings.

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