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Old 10-30-2008, 11:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Ram Corsiar vs OCZ, need a decision

have a look at mushkin pc2-8500 sticks (Newegg.com - mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory)... a bit expensive... but awesome... OC really really well!!
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Default Re: Ram Corsiar vs OCZ, need a decision

none get these, better than any of the sets mentioned here
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

edit: saw gt7samremo post, hes right these are prob the best set to get atm, the price cannot be beaten.
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Default Re: Ram Corsiar vs OCZ, need a decision

Hmmm a lot of conflicting opinions here...have some questions

1. Is 5-5-5-18 standard timings for 1066 mhz ram or not?

2. Newegg.com - mushkin 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 &#40;PC2 8500&#41; Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory, what makes this ram so great? its expensive and has 5-5-5-15 timings

3. If Im going to get a brand new 4 gig set, isn't it probably best to go with 1066 since I already have 800? ( hence a mhz upgrade even though performance differences aren't very large )
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Default Re: Ram Corsiar vs OCZ, need a decision

1. I'd say 5-5-5-15 seems to be the standard for 1066.

2. That ram doesn't look that great, you can get better ram for cheaper like these:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

3. Depends on how much you will overclock. 1066 ram will leave you more room for overclocking compared to DDR2 800.
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You only need 1066 sticks if you have a chip with a low multi and plan to run higher than 400 FSB.
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Those corsairs have pretty nasty timings for 800mhz ram, they are the same as the 1066mhz reapers. Having said that if you are on a budget the corsairs arent too bad for the prices. Timings really dont have that much impact i dont think (there is another thread about it somewhere atm).
Look at their voltages. The corsairs are 1.9v and the Reapers are 2.1. I bet those corsairs will do 1066mhz w/ 2.1v easily
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You only need 1066 sticks if you have a chip with a low multi and plan to run higher than 400 FSB.
hmm well since I have a q6600 and the max overclock is 3.6 ghz, which equates to 400 fsb, I guess I won't need the 1066 sticks then right? ( for all intensive purposes I consider the max OC to be 3.6 and even that requires a lot )
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Doesn't matter. Just get the cheapest if you want to save money.
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hmm well since I have a q6600 and the max overclock is 3.6 ghz, which equates to 400 fsb, I guess I won't need the 1066 sticks then right? ( for all intensive purposes I consider the max OC to be 3.6 and even that requires a lot )
Yep, find a good set of low latency ddr2 800. My reapers run 4-4-4-12 at 2.1v.
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Yep, find a good set of low latency ddr2 800. My reapers run 4-4-4-12 at 2.1v.
Yeh tighter timings are sometimes easier and more stable than big overclocks.
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