Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: which ram?

  1. #1
    Theoretical Element Spud1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    6,961
    Thanks
    250
    Thanked
    252 times in 197 posts
    • Spud1's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2x 2.8ghz Quad Core Xeons (octo-core)
      • Memory:
      • 4gb DDR2 FB-Dimm
      • Storage:
      • 1x1TB, 1x320gb, 2x500gb, 1x250gb, 120GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia Geforce 560Ti
      • PSU:
      • Mac pro PSU
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro Case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1x22" LG 3D TFT 1x 19" ViewSonic
      • Internet:
      • 80mb BT Infinity

    which ram?

    ok im looking to upgrade my PC2700 crucial ram to something better (at least 3200) as its currently my ram stopping me getting high fbs speeds

    TwinMOS 1GB (2x512MB) DDR PC3200 Dual Channel Kit Cas 2.5 £110

    Corsair 1GB DDR XMS3200LLPT TwinX (2x512MB) CAS2 £190

    Corsair 1GB DDR XMS3700PT TwinX (2x512MB) Platinum CAS3 £195

    Corsair 1GB DDR XMS4000PT TwinX (2x512MB) Platinum CAS3 £253

    OCZ 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Dual Channel Platinum Series DDR CAS2 £218

    OCZ 1GB (2x512MB) PC4200 Dual Channel EL-DDR CAS2.5 £330

    (all prices from overclockers)

    my question is which to get? is there much diff between the twinmos 3200 kit and eg the corsair one other than £80 and heatspreaders?

    will the twinmos stuff still let me get up to 200fsb o/clock?

    and what about the really high end stuff (the 4000/4200) whats the clock of this ram and is it worth the £££ ?

    any help would be appreciated

    (PS also any info on how much my 2x512meg of crucial 2700 ram is worth?)

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    8,629
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked
    268 times in 188 posts
    Just wondering, have you thought of getting 1Gb of Crucial PC3200?

  3. #3
    Spider pig, spider pig
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    1,781
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked
    34 times in 20 posts
    PC3200 isn't actually overclocked at 200FSB, thats its stock speed. PC 2700 is 333MHz, and PC2100 is 266MHz. So The twinMOS kit would be fine at 200Hz FSB speed. Ive got my system at 200MHz with PC3200 TwinMOS and its fine, though doesn't seem to like going much higher than 200.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Petersfield, UK
    Posts
    1,755
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Get the corsair, as it is cheaper that OCZ, will be good, as it has ultra tight timings. Twinmoss would be good, but if i had the money i would go for corsair, just that little bit more quality.
    | XP1600-m | ASUS AN78X Deluxe | r9700 pro | 2x512mb pc37000 |

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    8,629
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked
    268 times in 188 posts
    I've got mine at 200FSB on Crucial 3200, on 11\2\2\2.5 timings, hence the question.

    £108.08 for 1Gb of Crucial DDR400, free Royal Mail Special Delivery, lifetime guarantee, and the fastest and most reliable RMA procedure in the business.

    Can't go wrong with Crucial.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Shad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    In front
    Posts
    2,773
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked
    40 times in 24 posts
    What's the difference between buying Corsair TwinX stuff and buying 2x 512mb normal Corsair platinum sticks?
    Simon


  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    8,629
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked
    268 times in 188 posts
    From Corsair themselves 'The TWINXTM memory kits are composed of two low latency memory modules that have been tested as a pair in an Asus A7N8X dual channel motherboard. The matched pair of modules are then physically packaged together, guaranteeing that the customer receives a product that has been verified in the dual channel environment.'

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    In me bedroom..
    Posts
    405
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    I run 2x256 pc3200 twinmoss at 200fsb easily can do more but i don't need more for the time being . So i would go with the twinmoss better value for money.

    Have my Barton 2500+ @ 3200+ (11x200) on my Asus A7N8X Deluxe .

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    184
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    What about the Kingston HyperX ram???
    This stuff seems to get good reviews: - Kingston HyperX Pc3200 KHX3200K2/512.
    Apparently, you are guaranteed to get BH5 chips with that model number.
    DON'T get any with if the model number has an A in it as this means it runs on the later Ch5 ram chips.

  10. #10
    Senior Member SilentDeath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    4,745
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked
    16 times in 11 posts
    corsair is not worth £80 more just for lower latency!
    twinmos is good, depedning on the chips you get. my p2700 twinmos w. samsung does 225fsb stable at stock timings.
    ram with bh5 chips is known for overclocking well and using v fast timings. if two manuf use the same chips, there product will be almost exactly the same. the hyperx imo is then the best if you want low latencys..

  11. #11
    Theoretical Element Spud1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    6,961
    Thanks
    250
    Thanked
    252 times in 197 posts
    • Spud1's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2x 2.8ghz Quad Core Xeons (octo-core)
      • Memory:
      • 4gb DDR2 FB-Dimm
      • Storage:
      • 1x1TB, 1x320gb, 2x500gb, 1x250gb, 120GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia Geforce 560Ti
      • PSU:
      • Mac pro PSU
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro Case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1x22" LG 3D TFT 1x 19" ViewSonic
      • Internet:
      • 80mb BT Infinity
    so lookin at my budget its either gonna be crucial or twinmos - which of these two works out better? I'm thinking twinmos as its cas 2/2.5 compared to the crucial @ cas 3.

    any any idea on pricein for my old ram? (2x512 sticks of crucial pc2700)

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Petersfield, UK
    Posts
    1,755
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Out of those two i would go for twinmoss.

    sorry dont know the price for the RAM though
    | XP1600-m | ASUS AN78X Deluxe | r9700 pro | 2x512mb pc37000 |

  13. #13
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    8,629
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked
    268 times in 188 posts
    From a review on Extremem Overclocking:

    'Overclocking Crucial PC3200:
    Honestly, who would have thought that the Crucial memory would have been very overclockable. We would have been very happy if it could have done tighter timings but 470MHz DDR, regardless is very good for PC3200 memory. Oddly, the memory only needed 2.65V to run absolutely stable at these high speeds. Almost all motherboards, that support overclocking, have options that go up to 2.8V. Perhaps someone else may have better results.'

  14. #14
    Cyber whore
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    the seven sea,s
    Posts
    519
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • bouncin's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit an8 32x
      • CPU:
      • x2 4400 @2.7
      • Memory:
      • 2gb ocz el platinum
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 74 gb raptors raid 0 1 x 250 gbcaviar
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gainward bliss 7950gx2
      • PSU:
      • ocx powerstream 600w
      • Case:
      • Eclipse
      • Operating System:
      • xp
      • Monitor(s):
      • samsung LE40A565
      • Internet:
      • 20MB virgin media
    thought this place might help u save a few quid as overclockers aint the cheapest place out there m8y www.shop4memory.com

  15. #15
    Theoretical Element Spud1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    6,961
    Thanks
    250
    Thanked
    252 times in 197 posts
    • Spud1's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2x 2.8ghz Quad Core Xeons (octo-core)
      • Memory:
      • 4gb DDR2 FB-Dimm
      • Storage:
      • 1x1TB, 1x320gb, 2x500gb, 1x250gb, 120GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia Geforce 560Ti
      • PSU:
      • Mac pro PSU
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro Case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1x22" LG 3D TFT 1x 19" ViewSonic
      • Internet:
      • 80mb BT Infinity
    thx for that link, just got an overclockers dual kit for £140

    and i sold my old ram so im sorted

    1Gb kit DDR PC3200 Premier Dual Channel - OCZ Limited offer!
    (2x 512Mb DDR PC3200 Dual Channel Premier)
    400Mhz, 184 pins, CL 2.5-3-3-7 2T Rating, ULN Technology
    w/ Copper Heatspreaders, Dual Channel Optimised
    Full memory specification, Stock: 6-10 kits
    Manufacturer: OCZ Technology, Warranty: Lifetime
    € 171.90 ex. VAT € 208 incl. VAT

  16. #16
    Cyber whore
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    the seven sea,s
    Posts
    519
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • bouncin's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit an8 32x
      • CPU:
      • x2 4400 @2.7
      • Memory:
      • 2gb ocz el platinum
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 74 gb raptors raid 0 1 x 250 gbcaviar
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gainward bliss 7950gx2
      • PSU:
      • ocx powerstream 600w
      • Case:
      • Eclipse
      • Operating System:
      • xp
      • Monitor(s):
      • samsung LE40A565
      • Internet:
      • 20MB virgin media
    did u get it from there? the good thing is with shop 4memory that all e mails are answered within a couple of days. when i had a problem with ram from there the communication was that good that it was like talking to jacob on msn cos he was replying to emails within an hour of me sending them.
    Top company although delivery times are a bit slow in comparison to others.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Different CAS RAM in same machine???
    By pritsey in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 31-12-2003, 06:06 PM
  2. RAM Question
    By silentphoenix in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-10-2003, 12:23 PM
  3. Do you need expensive ram ?
    By M@tt in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-09-2003, 10:50 AM
  4. Best Corsair RAM for Asus P4C800-E ?
    By solrak in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 19-08-2003, 12:04 AM
  5. RAM issues
    By Silence in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 29-07-2003, 09:54 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •