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advice on RAM for $80-100 max

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by webbyman, 26 Nov 2004.

  1. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    i need some ram for my new setup along with everything else i took back the ram i previously brought as i realised it wasent up to scratch :hehe:
    im going to spend about $80 (pounds) hopefully on some good ram :dremel:
    its not an amasing amount of money...
    anyone got some suggestions?

    and would it be a good idea to go for something like dual 265mb ram as my mobo will be dual channel... (well i think :dremel: )
    thanks :D
     
  2. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    :worried: is this good?

    Corsair 256MB DDR2 XMS2-4200 (MY-051-CS) £35.25

    and

    Corsair XMS3200LLPT TwinX (2x256MB) Platinum CAS2 £70.50
     
  3. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    First stuff is DDR2 so unless you have an LGA775 system it won't work.

    Second kit is quite nice as long as you don't plan on overclocking. Cas2 is always a nice bonus.
     
  4. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    i know the ddr2 wont work but its pretty cheap isnt it...

    and why wont the second stuff overclock very well...

    i proberly wont be overclocking or will but only by a little.

    :dremel: anyone else got ideas on ram for about $80?
     
  5. iljs

    iljs What's a Dremel?

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    Muskin II bh-5 ... 512stick :). By far the best ram of all time and i believe muskin is selling their refurbished RMA'a on their site :). They've been shown to hold 2-2-2 close to 300 at 3.7 :)
     
  6. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    lol whats their website address... i cant find it :hehe:
     
  7. tmod

    tmod What's a Dremel?

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    Lol...he said he wasn't overclocking, BH-5 isn't gonna be too cheap either. :)
     
  8. Tim S

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    The Corsair LLPT that you are looking at there has CH-5 DRAMs, at least, they used to, and most likely still do now. They don't overclock very far, because that is typical of CH-5 - it doesn't hold timings very well unless you give it a lot of volts.

    I reviewed the 1GB kit of 3200LLPT over here: http://www.bit-tech.net/review/330/

    The Corsair modules' detailed results are on this page: http://www.bit-tech.net/review/330/4

    There are other memory reviews floating around which are worth the read - the 256MB modules are typically slightly better overclockers than their 512MB siblings.

    We're comparing all modules that we've reviewed every time, which means that we end up with a great selection of results enabling us to find the best-performing memory modules around.

    Corsair 3200XL: http://www.bit-tech.net/review/339/
    Mushkin LII R2 & OCZ Gold Rev 3: http://www.bit-tech.net/review/349/
     
  9. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    i will proberly go with the

    Corsair XMS3200LLPT TwinX (2x256MB) Platinum CAS2 £70.50 :hehe:

    seems quite cheap and im not realy going to be overclocking my pc by much if i do. i will proberly overclock my 1.8ghz amd64 3000+ to about 2.0->2.2
    of corse with help from some people. :dremel:
     

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