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Old 07-05-2005, 01:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to buy a 2gig dual channel memory kit by corsair for my amd xp3200+ system. Which one should I buy???

This one: 1

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This one: 2
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Old 07-05-2005, 02:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Neither......why exactly do you even need 2gb.....1gb is more than enough unless you're doing some high end 3d rendering or something which I doubt it considering the CPU you have......beyond that those LED's are a joke.

Sounds like you aren't planning on OC'ing either....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820218062

Theres a 1gb of some good cheap RAM, and when I say cheap I mean solely in price, not quality of the sticks...

if you REALLY want 2gb then personally I'd go for something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220011

or these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146970

If you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO HAVE one of those two choices, then you might as well go with number 1 since it has tighter timings....however, timings of 2-2-2-5 really don't offer substantial performance gain over 3-3-3-8 so either one will run about the same speed in terms of you actually noticing performance, but the price difference is minimal so you might as well go for choice #1
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Go for 1GB 2x512, Corsair 3200C2PT cost $116.00
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screw corsair, everyone goes with them because that's what everyone is 'comfortable' with because they whore their name out....that TwinMOS kit I linked is a good brand, a name trusted for OC'ing, even though he won't be doing that chances are and is about $30 cheaper
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