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Old 12-08-2004, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which RAM option is better?

Going with less expensive PC-4000

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going with more expensive PC-3200


for 2 sticks of 512mb
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ram represents system stability.

now ur decision
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what does that mean?

im knew to building PCs

could you explain please
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low latency PC3200 doesn't give you as much performance increase as PC4000
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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everyone around here will say go with expensive 3200
however id like to dissent and suggest that IF you are overclocking go with 4000.... but only if you are overclocking otherwise go for 3200 with lower latency timings(ask if you dont know what anything means.)
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is PC-4000 worth the extra money?
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lower latencies are not worth the money, they give you very little performance increase
Geil's PC4000 Hardcore RAM is really good, because it still has room for overclocking; it has got to 550MHZ with CL2.5 instead of 3.0
and it's one of the less expensive modules
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as i said, IF overclocking go 4000 if NOT then go nice 3200... and latency DOES matter, so think before listening to everyone.

in overclocking 4000 is worth it, but otherwise just go 3200 and save the cash.
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the latency of the RAM makes the slightest difference; the timings are in nanoseconds, and a 2-2-2-5 module will give you about 2% better performance to a 3-3-3-8 module
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i dont believe that, give me links i want benches...
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