Out of the 15 that I talked to, 14 said that the high performance series is just for show and they can guarantee that ValueRAM may very well be able to par or surpass high performance in performance while saving the buyer nearly hundered of Dollars. Can you explain that?
Yeah I can...they are wrong..simple as that.
I can guarantee you you will not get ANY ValueRAM up to the speeds that are possible with high performance.
ValueRAM like I said at best is generally 2.5-3-3-8 or so
High performance will be like 2-3-2-6 depending on what you get.. some are like 2.5-3-2-6 but still generally most high performance is CL2.
Anywho, I guarantee you I will be able to get that High performance chip up to a higher MHz with it's stock timings than that ValueRAM...go one step further and loosen the high performance timings to the same of the valueRAM IE 2.5-3-3-8 and I can even further guarantee you, you will probably be able to hit 215MHz (DDR430) without any problems...possibly just a boost in the Dimm voltage and you're set.
My kingston can hit 215MHz and technically be stable, but I've noticed that it doesn't really like that speed and that's with it's stock timings of 3-3-3-8 in my case and with a dimm of 2.7 opposed to stock 2.6
Since you don't have a sig with any speeds Megadeth how am I supposed to explain your RAM?
I don't know what you got, what speed, stock timings, and how far you've been able to push it...
The fact remains, if there wasn't any difference between value and high performance...likes been said above, then there wouldn't be two different markets for it.
It's the fact that the high performance is made for overclockers, but people throw down the money for it, for bragging rights.
I'm not overclocking, and because I'm not what would be a good solution?
just get the tightest timings ValueRAM has to offer which will probably be like 2.5-3-3-7
Definitely get CL2.5 unless the price difference is just ridiculous which in most cases the RAM should run that 2.5 even rated at 3, my kingston does, but that's no guarantee yours will..all sticks and systems are different of course