Best affordable ram - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-30-2004, 10:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Nubius's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600

IMO the best RAM makers are as follows

possibly Giel

BUT, take note that the high performance RAM serves two purposes:

1. Bragging rights
2. And it's good for overclocking

So if you aren't needing either of those two items above then stick with a CL2.5 stick of valueRAM or one of the cheaper sets of high performance.

The high performance is made from higher quality chips and is better engineered. Sticks like the OCZ Platinum Rev2 are $278...that's pricey..BUT they can obtain speeds of 275+MHz or DDR550+ with some pretty good timings...they are pretty beastly sticks.

The point is you really don't need high performance if you aren't overclocking.

Nubius is offline  
Old 12-31-2004, 12:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 54

I would really go for the Corsair XMS you will see a speed increase! The colder your ram the faster, and that has a platnium heat spreader, which platnium dissipates heat the best. Good choice right there!

AMD Athlon 64 3400+
nVidia 5700 LE 256 MB
512 MB Corsair XMS Series
bigdawgjts2663 is offline  
Old 12-31-2004, 02:26 AM   #13 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Nubius's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600

The colder your ram the faster, and that has a platnium heat spreader,
That's not true. RAM stays pretty cool as it is unless you are overclocking with massive voltages. Other than that they don't get hot and they certainly don't run faster simply if they are colder. Also heatspreaders are pretty widely debated whether they actually cool the RAM down. TwinMOS used to make some of the best OC'ing RAM and they didn't use heatspreaders. So for the most part people are in agreeance that heatspreaders provide minimal heat dissipation.
Nubius is offline  
Old 12-31-2004, 04:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 582

also i doubt those spreaders are truly platinum being as platinum is quite an expensive metal last time i checked...

The World is my trashcan and i intend to fill it...
Leonidas is offline  
Old 12-31-2004, 04:49 AM   #15 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 414

If it where real platinum is would cost 200 to 400 $ more or even more.

They only call it platinum because it has the same color or its meant to show that it top of the range in its class like platinum is the best metal around.

So it will never be real platinum.

<a href=\'\' title=\'Get Fused!\'>
<img src=\'\' alt=\'\' style=\"border:0;\" /></a>
neosteve is offline  
Old 12-31-2004, 08:58 AM   #16 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,432

OMG this is the funniest ever post by bigdawg

And he already made up his mind on teh Mushkin guys, long before any of that other stuff, score one referral for the Merlin

<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">Desktop: 3.0ghz HT 800fsb P4, Chaintech 9CJS Zenith, 2x 512mb GEIL Dual Channel DDR400, 80gb 7200rpm ATA HD, Sapphire X800 XT Platinum Edition, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 THX Speakers, Turbolink 420watt PSU, Black 19\" Orion Monitor, Logitech MX Duo and Win XP Home</marquee>
<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">My Wishlist: 74gb 10K SATA Western Digital Raptor...</marquee>
The Merlin is offline  
Old 01-04-2005, 01:43 AM   #17 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 431

Yea go for the Mushkin Good Brand and Good value for money.
Sig removed due to size. Please read the rules before adding your compliant sig. SigSanta
MasterJason is offline  
Old 01-04-2005, 04:02 AM   #18 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Apokalipse's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,556

I would prefer Mushkin to the really high priced RAM, which barely makes a difference in performance

companies spend so much time making lower latencies when it makes the slightest difference at all. i've seen about a 5% increase maximum in benchmarks and other tests

I keep saying it, lower latency barely makes a difference, and yet people are convinced that it is so much better

you are far better off getting higher frequency RAM than lower latency. it is different to the CPU world, frequency makes a much bigger impact on the RAM world

I've seen many brands of RAM, who make good quality PC3500, PC3700, PC4000, PC4200 and even PC4400 and they end up being much better, yet they are not nearly as popular

companies like Corsair are getting away with selling you RAM at hundreds of dollars more with little difference

Apokalipse 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

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.