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    Talking Which Memory Brand is the Best?

    Hey Guys, I know I haven't gotten my motherboard yet, but I just wanted to know which Memory Brand is good out there. The reason I haven't gotten my motherboard is because I am waiting for Intel to release the X38 Chipset. When it comes out, I plan to get the board. I know one thing and that is it is gona Support DDR-2 and DDR-3 and since DDR-3 is gona be really EXPENSIVE, I thought I go with DDR-2 way for now and get DDR-3 Later when the price goes down.

    With my old system I have used Kingston and Mushkin and I had no problems with them. I just wanted to get your guys thoughts on what other Good Brands I should look at. So if you guys can share your opinion on this subject, it will really help me out!

    Thx for all the help guys!

    P.S. Fusion

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    I have just started to use OCZ and its fantastic.
    I have used Crucial in the past aswell and thats also excellent.
    YOu must remember that with memory, its the RMA procedures that determine really where you should buy.
    OCZ and Crucial have the best RMA process by a LONG way.

    Corsair is decent memory aswell but if you are UK based then their RMA process is quite frankly rubbish. They only look after the American side of the business on this front.

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    I have used Geil, Corsair, Kingston and OCZ and they have all been excelent. I have never had to RMA a set of ramsticks though so i cant realy give judgement on any of their RMA services.

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    i wouldnt stray too far from crucial ballistix - guaranteed D9s, good customer services i hear.
    not amazingly expensive either.
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    any thoughts on buying RAM on a budget? Standard Corsair is about £20 cheaper, is it really worth the extra?

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    depends what you are using it for. If you are overclocking then value ram can bea bit of a problem but its fine for justa straight build

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    There may be some slight overclocking on the processor (was going for the Q6600) but was hoping not to have to tweakthe RAM too much.

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    Well value ram may be able to handle a slight overclock but its always better to get ram from the better ranges. What is your price range and what are you hoping to get?

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    I'd recommend Crucial simply on the fact that it is a branch of Micron, so you get Micron chips -- which are good ;D. Where as Corsair, OCZ etc. have all different chips on them, some good -- some not so good. Unless ofc you buy vastly overpriced high performance kits that guarentee you the good chips; but why bother -- just get Crucial and have guarenteed Micron chips .

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    the extra £20 is definately worth it - else get Pc2-5300 ballistix (cas3) - most will make it to 1000mhz 55515 if not higher.
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    I was looking at this on the Crucial website. I am sort of looking at the £60 mark for a 2Gb kit.

    2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
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    Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
    Package: 240-pin DIMM
    Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
    Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64

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    Personally, crucial ballistix is the best ram I've ever owned overclocking wise, really unbelievable, and their RMA process is excellent as others have said.

    Trentboy, crucial ram is cheaper if you don't buy from them directly:

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(18459)...mory-DDR2.aspx

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    Personnaly, i've always used corsair and never had a problem.
    Lifetime warrenty aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    I have just started to use OCZ and its fantastic.
    I have used Crucial in the past aswell and thats also excellent.
    YOu must remember that with memory, its the RMA procedures that determine really where you should buy.
    OCZ and Crucial have the best RMA process by a LONG way.

    Corsair is decent memory aswell but if you are UK based then their RMA process is quite frankly rubbish. They only look after the American side of the business on this front.
    Just so you know, with OCZ, you have to post your RAM to america, and the whole proces can take anything up to a month to complete, not great for people in the UK, although their customer service and support is very good.

    When I asked why I wasnt sending the RAM to their european office, they said that they didnt deal with RMAs at that time.
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    You guys are talking about returning memory and RMA procedures... If you are having to send memory back because it's faulty... How does that mean they are good? I personally have always used Corsair XMS (and have never had to send any back - but of course, thats only from about 6-7 system builds ) - I'm starting to like the look of crucial ballistix because it has lower latencys at a similar price - so I'll be going for it on my next build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andaho View Post
    You guys are talking about returning memory and RMA procedures... If you are having to send memory back because it's faulty... How does that mean they are good
    You can never guaruntee that all the products you will recieve be perfect. A lot of the time when u get ram it will be fine but just the same as any other product, occationally you get the duff one from the lot and it needs sending back.

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