Hi everyone, ok I need some major help. First I will tell you my system:
P4 2.6ghz (soon to be 3.2 northwood)
Two 256mb sticks runnin in dual channel- Kingston HyperX PC3200
Radeon 9800 pro- soon to be x800 XT plat ed
Santa Cruz sound card
WD 120gb HD
My problem is on upgrading the RAM, and I only have about 26 hours to decide before the deal runs out. Here are the 2 RAM I was deciding on. I am gonna get two 512 sticks and run them in dual channel.
Here is my dilema, I love PC gaming and this comp is for gaming. I will not be doing any overclocking! I have tried to listen to numerous friends telling me I should go with the expensive RAM cause the timings will give it a boost in performance in games. Then I have heard other friends say that I should only get the expensive RAM for overclocking, and that with a Pentium 4 it will not make any difference between the two timings. This is very important because the price gap is so big, I don't want to get the value RAM and find out it runs crappy, and I don't want to get the expensive RAM and find out that it runs the same on my PC as value RAM. Please help me, I am torn and cannot afford to waste money as I have a set budget. Thank you so much, any help you can give me is much appreciated.