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    OCZ - Gold or Platinum, & other RAM queries

    Hi,

    OCZ Platinum XTX PC2-6400 2Gb (OCZ2P800R22GK): ~£104 at overclockers*

    OCZ Gold XTX PC2-6400 2Gb (OCZ2G800R22GK): ~£90 at specialtech*

    Of the above two, the Platinum version is better, isn't it? I realise platinum is better than gold , but does this also apply to RAM?

    Is there any better (than the above) 2Gb PC2-6400 RAM available for about the £100 mark? Other brands are fine - any suggestions welcome.

    I also notice some of the specs mention voltages. Do I need a special m'board that supports this? Will the m'board take care of the voltages automatically or does it have to be adjusted in the BIOS?

    With the prices for reasonably good quality PC2-6400 RAM being relatively low, do you think it's a good idea to buy now for a new system build (C2D/AM2) within the next 6-10 months? I think RAM is about the only component that can go up in price!

    I'll be grateful for any other comments, suggestions. G

    *sorry, being new, I cannot post links
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossbow View Post
    Hi,

    OCZ Platinum XTX PC2-6400 2Gb (OCZ2P800R22GK): ~£104 at overclockers*

    OCZ Gold XTX PC2-6400 2Gb (OCZ2G800R22GK): ~£90 at specialtech*

    Of the above two, the Platinum version is better, isn't it? I realise platinum is better than gold , but does this also apply to RAM?

    Is there any better (than the above) 2Gb PC2-6400 RAM available for about the £100 mark? Other brands are fine - any suggestions welcome.

    I also notice some of the specs mention voltages. Do I need a special m'board that supports this? Will the m'board take care of the voltages automatically or does it have to be adjusted in the BIOS?

    With the prices for reasonably good quality PC2-6400 RAM being relatively low do you think it's a good idea to buy now for a new system build (C2D/AM2) within the next 6-10 months? I think RAM is about the only component that can go up in price!

    I'll be grateful for any other comments, suggestions.

    *sorry, being new, I cannot post links
    I would say thats the best RAAM available for your budget. Google it and read the reviews. The Rev1 was a little dodgy with some boards but Rev2 (which is what you are looking at) is great and fully compatible.
    I DONT part with my cash easily and did a hell of alot of reading up before i bought mine. I made the right choice.

    Platinum is slightly tighter on the timings.
    I got some of that and its very very good.
    If you buy you wont be disappointed!

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    Thanks Blitzen, it's the OCZ platinum for my new build then.

    It's a pity Scan don't sell OCZ memory (I've been reading the related threads here), because most of the other components will probably be from there. But I guess their CorsairTwinX XMS2 PC2-6400 (LN11596) ~£102 would be almost on par, wouldn't it? G

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    Very similar both good quality, personal preference, may be cheaper over the weekend as memory is often on Today Only

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    Thanks Paulm@scan. I'm now thinking of downgrading the RAM to something cheaper ~£70-75, & preferablly something better than the 1Gb Micron Major you do.

    On another thread, holdaway mentioned 2Gb Geil value RAM for £74 delivered that suits my revised budget. G

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossbow View Post
    Thanks Paulm@scan. I'm now thinking of downgrading the RAM to something cheaper ~£70-75, & preferablly something better than the 1Gb Micron Major you do.

    On another thread, holdaway mentioned 2Gb Geil value RAM for £74 delivered that suits my revised budget. G
    Yep..If not OCing too far the Geil is decent stuff tbh

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    G-skill Hz's best overclocking ram:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=8&subcat=813

    no-one ever seems to suggest them on here though how come???

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltynay View Post
    G-skill Hz's best overclocking ram:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=8&subcat=813

    no-one ever seems to suggest them on here though how come???

    Thats a bold statement to make.
    I dont know if you can personally verify its the 'best' but i certainly wouldnt trust reading a few lines from that site.

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    Well I can't personally verify it but I have had countless people tell me that atm they are the best 6400 ram for overclocking, I know personally a few people who have changed from geil sticks to g-skill and found that they can push that little further when using this ram. The corsair xms2 are stable but not great for overclocking and the geil are suppose to be ok OCZ a little better but the g-skill the best. Why do you read online store descriptions anyway they are normally just propaganda as if they said "this ram is cheap and bad quality It may burn out with moderate overclocking" who would buy it???

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    Why do you read online store descriptions anyway they are normally just propaganda
    I don't....I was questioning if you do to make your recommendations

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltynay View Post
    G-skill Hz's best overclocking ram:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=8&subcat=813

    no-one ever seems to suggest them on here though how come???
    probably because OcUK only stock them and maybe other minor stores, and that most people here dont use OcUK alot. plus most reviews are on corsair crucial geil mushkin buffalo patriot anyway. i havent read many gskill ones.

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    G.Skill RAM being the best overclockers

    saltynay, may have a good case you know (but simply stating it's the 'best' OC RAM may be debatable). It's arguably the best in terms of value if one buys it for the price below.

    From Newegg (where the same memory is just $165/£83!!):

    The G.Skill 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 SDRAM is a spectacular offering from a company known for its reliable, overclockable, tweakable memory. Screaming along at 800MHz, it’ll cheerfully be run up well beyond the 1000MHz mark if you’re willing to loosen the timings a bit.

    This is high-performance memory for the serious gamer or graphic artist who needs blazing data transfer rates, quick loads, or some way to do it all at once. Equipped with neat, efficient black heatspreaders, these modules exude “performance.” G.Skill markets itself as the “Ultimate Overclocker” and they’re certainly living up to their name with this pair of winners!
    Some reviews of this memory (all when it was a lot dearer):
    http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2867
    http://techgage.com/article/g_skill_...400phu2-2gbhz/
    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/custompc-labs...phu22gbhz.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossbow View Post
    saltynay, may have a good case you know (but simply stating it's the 'best' OC RAM may be debatable). It's arguably the best in terms of value if one buys it for the price below.

    From Newegg (where the same memory is just $165/£83!!):

    Some reviews of this memory (all when it was a lot dearer):
    http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2867
    http://techgage.com/article/g_skill_...400phu2-2gbhz/
    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/custompc-labs...phu22gbhz.html

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    Value is a good statement....
    The BEST isnt.......

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    Good price here:

    http://www.memory-configurator.com/p...kit/index.html

    Far better to deal with than OCUK as well.

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