Most Recommended Ram? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-06-2007, 02:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
gone
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,051
Send a message via AIM to Gabb
Default Most Recommended Ram?

I notice the most recommended ram isnt the corsair xms2
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

but the G skill brand of ram, however I cant seem to find it on newegg and dont think this is their "extreme" version because its really cheap
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Also what are timings and is it true the lower the timing numbers generally the better?
__________________

Gabb is offline  
Old 06-06-2007, 02:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Jumping_Bean514's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 752
Send a message via AIM to Jumping_Bean514
Default Re: Most Recommended Ram?

This is the stuff. Timings aren't that important for the core 2 duo, this RAM is great for its overclockability

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
__________________

Jumping_Bean514 is offline  
Old 06-06-2007, 03:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
disgruntled ex-moderator
 
Nagasama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: probably on the lake
Posts: 6,956
Default Re: Most Recommended Ram?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabb View Post

Also what are timings and is it true the lower the timing numbers generally the better?
timings are difficult to explain. but, yes indeed lower numbers are better.
there are a lot of variables that determine wether timings or speed is more important.
as a general rule, if you are not overclocking, lower timings are preferrable.
__________________
"nagasama no longer drinks tecate, or streaks out of the night for anything, and he has a fine wife so he has no use for your girlfriend...she is safe..."
Nagasama is offline  
Old 06-06-2007, 03:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
gone
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,051
Send a message via AIM to Gabb
Default Re: Most Recommended Ram?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jumping_Bean514 View Post
This is the stuff. Timings aren't that important for the core 2 duo, this RAM is great for its overclockability

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Thanks for the link, that was what I was thinking about. I read a lot of corsair xms2 bad reviews by newegg customers but that was back in the start of the year and newegg said they shipped their quantities to corsair and corsair replaced em all with tested products. Nice of corsair after their mess up...but still this G skill ram does have some good user reviews...
Gabb is offline  
Old 06-06-2007, 03:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
gone
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,051
Send a message via AIM to Gabb
Default Re: Most Recommended Ram?

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Er whats the diff between this ram?

I heard one of the users say this is the ram comptable with the p5b but what about the p5n boards?
Gabb is offline  
Old 06-06-2007, 06:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: Most Recommended Ram?

They're different models. I think the big difference, is that the HZs have D9 chips. Which make them highly overclockable. I think higher speed is more important to ram, than timings. I could be wrong....because the average user won't notice the change in timings, as much as the speed in ram.
__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 06-06-2007, 06:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
Inquiry - The Dark Cheese
 
darksideleader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 953
Default Re: Most Recommended Ram?

i like OCZ memory but just the refresh rate is little slower than G Skill. but i like it mostly cuz its cheapest ocable memory in canada
darksideleader is offline  
Old 06-06-2007, 08:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 275
Default Re: Most Recommended Ram?

With timings - imagine a huge Spreadsheet with all your data stored in the cells, the timings are how many clock cycles to takes to retreive the data from a specific location. The Lower the better basically!

The G.Skill HZs are mostly Micron D9GMH or some are D9GCT which are amazingly good clockers - but just be VERY careful when increasing the voltages to the DDR with the D9s as they have a terrible tendancy to die when the voltages are increased above ~2.2V.
RGELLIS is offline  
Old 06-06-2007, 09:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
baron5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,984
Default Re: Most Recommended Ram?

with my hz's i did not bother to try get higher mhz im just interested in gettin my fsb:ram ratio as good close as i can to 1:1. with my q6600 @ 3.2 its 9:10. i think its better to have lower timings my hz's are at 4-4-4-5 from 4 12 stock.
__________________
<<<Please give me Rep if I have helped you<<<

I7 930 @ 4GHz : Noctua D-14
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 : Asus GTX 480
G.Skill Trident 1600MHz 6-8-7-18 : Samsung F3 1TB
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB : Silverstone RV02 Case
Silverstone Strider Plus 1Kw : Sony DRU-870s Optical
Samsung P2350 Monito
r

baron5 is offline  
Old 06-06-2007, 09:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,134
Default Re: Most Recommended Ram?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jumping_Bean514 View Post
Timings aren't that important for the core 2 duo
Very much depends what you are doing. If you are trying for good Pi runs, timings are the way to go

@baron5: 4-4-4-5 is an interesting timing... I would concentrate more on getting the CAS down, it would make more difference performacnce wise than dropping the TRAS. Try for CAS 3 maybe? (if you are lucky :P) What freq is it running at?
__________________

joshd is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
recommended songs for my iPod? veg1992 Computer Audio and Multimedia 17 06-10-2007 12:22 PM
which firewall would you recommended Andy01 Viruses, Spyware and Malware 3 05-24-2007 07:10 PM
Recommended external harddrives? quixotic115 Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 7 05-09-2007 11:46 AM
EIDE recommended for be best interfaced HDD to go with then SATA 3.0? Wildside New Systems | Building and Buying 6 04-28-2007 06:14 PM
recommended books? jesspren6 Linux and Open Source 3 03-26-2007 02:25 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.