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Old 05-17-2005, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking at the following:
OCZ4001024ELDCPE-K

Are these good sticks for the money? I don;t plan on doing any OCing, but I still want to get the best I can for my price range. If anyone has any other suggestions, I need:
2x512 or 1GB Dual Channel Kit
PC3200

And the rest is what I would like suggestions on. I have heard that different types of RAM chips (such as Samsung TCCDs) are vastly superior to others. And if someone could explain exactly what they are, I would appreciate it. I feel like a fool throwing around words I don't really know.

EDIT: I have a P4 BTW, I have heard that AMDs use slightly different memmory than intels.
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Old 05-17-2005, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unless you plan to OC, I wouldn't bother buying really nice RAM. Sure, it's more dependable than cheap RAM, but it's hella expensive and doubtful that you'll have real issues unless you buy really crappy brand memory.
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DDR is used in both Intel and AMD motherboards. If your not overclocking, search newegg for 1gb (512x2) and you will see kits for around $70 or so.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141437

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440
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Meh, I may do it smoeday, and I am willing to spend themoney, mainly because I am going to sell my current sticks (2x256) to a friend, who is buying them to replace his current 512 of value ram. So you can see why I am not going the value route. I just need a solid 1gb (as 2x512) set for around $140, without sinking to the "Value" level.
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Thats not bad RAM, but if you are willing to spend a little extra $$$, this is the best:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890
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Hmm, That's an awful lot, but selling my current ram for $40, it's not that bad. Thanks, I'll consider it, but I think I am going for the first ones I mentioned, which I assume are still quality sticks.
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Well if you don't get what I sugested, then get what you were first looking at. It is better than what shawn posted. (lower latency + heatspreaders)
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