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Old 10-14-2005, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, as some of you know, I'm plannning to upgrade to 2GB RAM. Questions:
1. Which is the better value? (I don't plan to OC the RAM)-
Corsair XMS
Corsair Value

2. What's the difference between "unbuffered" and "registered" RAM? Which should I get?

3. Should I get DDR433 or stick with DDR400? Will I see a performance boost with the 433? Will it be compatible with my P4 AND eventually when I get an AMD X2?


-Thanks for any help!
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1.) Um...I'd say the one with the "Value" in its name is the better Value RAM...

3.) Unless you're overclocking, you won't see a difference between DDR400 and DDR433, and even if you ARE overclocking, DDR433 won't be much of an improvement. You'd have to overclock the RAM to see a MINISCULE performance increase from the DDR433, it probably wouldn't even be noticeable. I don't know if some Pentium 4 systems are backwards compatible with DDR1 RAM, but the X2 will accept the RAM.
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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psht, why are you skipping question 2 flanker!?

Registered RAM is for servers, you want unbuffered....registered RAM generally has ECC which is error correction, so it like 'fixes' itself in a sense, which makes it slower.

But yeah, like I said, registered = server platforms.
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Lol, I skipped it cuz I didn't know what it was .

I knew what ECC and non-ECC was, but not Registered/Unbuffered.
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registered generally is ECC....don't know if I've come across registered that wasn't, but I can't say I really looked at registered RAM since it doesn't concern me
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we need unregistered and non-ECC
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that would be called 'unbuffered' RAM which is what we all have unless you're running a server
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