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Old 07-19-2005, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best ram for under $130?

I am wondering what is the best ram for under $130?

It has to be 1gig set (2x 512mb) dual channel.

It would be used with:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum
eVGA 6800gt

I don't really know much of anything on how or about overclocking so, not sure if I will or not. This means don't base your choice on whether it overclocks well...or w/e you can, just what is the best ram for under 130 dollars?
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There is a set of OCZ DDR400 on newegg for 110 with a 10 rebate
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GeIL 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail $113

CAS: 2
Timing 2-3-3-6

Since in Cas 2 you would get like a 5% increase in performance over ram that is cas 3. Lower the Cas the better but I never seen anything below 2.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227031
That? (OCZ Performance Series)

Bah, I don't care about deals I won't be buying it now anyway (not enough money).

I just want to know the best overall (price aside [as long as it's under 130] ram).

EDIT: This was in reply to Shawn.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144513

That's the Geil there, right?

Looking good, cheaper than Corsair XMS (the $130 one) yet the same timings and all.
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Corsair Value select.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227031
That? (OCZ Performance Series)

Bah, I don't care about deals I won't be buying it now anyway (not enough money).

I just want to know the best overall (price aside [as long as it's under 130] ram).

EDIT: This was in reply to Shawn.
Yes. I am ordering that ram for my new setup most likely!
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cas latency effects stability more than it does bandwidth....differences between, 2, 2.5, and 3 are VERY minimal and nothing you'd notice in actual performance.
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If you want too see benchmarks about latency vs bandwith check it here.
http://forums.anandtech.com/messagev...&enterthread=y
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So mega expensive ram doesn't hold all that much advantage over value ram aye? Good news for me!

Just gotta figure out what is the best "value ram". Right now it's between Corsair Value Select and GeIL, because that's all that's been suggested. I have no preference of the two though.

EDIT: Oh and the OCZ Performance series. It looks pretty good to me, decent price too.
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