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Old 12-30-2004, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Of the following, which is the best affordable ram?

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-440&depa=1
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...141-423&depa=1
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Many would say the Corsair because of the name, but I like the Mushkin better The Corsair and Muchkin are basicly the same speed, so your choosing by name and trust in that name, while the Kingston is gonna be slightly slower because of the higher CAS Latency not to mention more expensive
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Will I see a huge perforamance increase if I went with something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-450&depa=1

Or will it be minimal because it is about $50 more.
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Well that is a really nice set there, what kind of system do you have?

If its high endish I would say, because then its worth it.....

The performance difference won't be huge though.......
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Id have to say the Mushkin would be the best bang for $.

As for the performance increase i dont think you will see alot if you choose the Corsair XMS.

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lower latency XMS will only give you about 2-3% better performance than the higher latency value RAM

personally I would get Kingmax RAM, it is really good quality, and it is not very expensive either

Kingmax 2x512MB PC3500 (433MHZ) - $75
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...20-156-021&CMP

Kingmax 2x512MB PC3700 (466MHZ) - $79
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...20-156-023&CMP

Kingmax 2x512MB Hardcore (with heat spreaders) PC4000 (500MHZ) $191
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...20-156-026&CMP

the PC4000 hardcore is what I'm planning to get, apparently it is very overclockable too since it doesn'tuse as many volts as other modules, and it runs cooler. it has the heat spreaders too so that cools it even more
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No Kingston is the way THEY are the true quality ram Ive had 3 different types of them and they rock they arn't that expensive either
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I have a friend with Kingmax PC3500, an X800 Pro softmodded to an XT, and an Athlon 64 3800+

his PC ownz, the RAM is very goog in his system, it is very good quality I must say

Kingston and Corsair are good brands too, they make good quality RAM, I find them too expensive though when I compare to Kingmax

Corsair and Kingston seem to be able to get away with selling higher price RAM because of their big names in the RAM industry
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Only problem is finding a good mobo for those 400+ mhzs
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if it's socket 939, I would get the Abit AV8 3rd eye if you haven't already got a mobo, it is designed for overclocking; so it will support higher speeds of RAM, CPU and such
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