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Old 04-19-2006, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Quick question, does the voltage of the memory you buy affect the performance. i.e. is it better to buy memory with 2.6v or 2.8v?
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well lower voltage is always better but it really shouldn't effect the performance. Although if you're OCing I'd look for RAM with lower voltage.
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k, which is better for a 2GB kit, the Corsair XMS or the Geil.

Geil: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231034

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I'd say the Geil but the Corsair has so many more buyers. Isn't lower timings better? I'm not an expert on memory.
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Thats not Geil, thats G.Skill. And you know what they say, You aint got skillz unless you got G.Skill. Go with the G.Skill.
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idk why I said Geil? o well. Thanks for the help!
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No problem.
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yeah get the G.Skill. its better to have one with less voltage, a) because it creates less heat and b) u have more room to OC it if u need to
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aside from that i have my doubts about the Corsair XMS series. get the G.Skill. personally though i can't get enough of OCZ memory
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I have 2GB of G.Skill PC3200 RAM, and it's working great for me. I recommend the G.Skill from experience. And as other posters have said, lower voltage is better. To get higher overclocks, you'll need to increase the voltage, and the lower the stock voltage, the more head room you have. It's safe to assume that you don't want to ruin anything.
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my 2x1gb G. Skill is running at 240mhz on 2.9v no problem
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