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    PC Memory advice

    Hello,

    I could need some guidance with a memory upgrade on my PC.

    My MB is the Asus Maximus Formula SE, which can hold PC8500 ,1066 MHz.
    I was looking at the Corsair TwinX 4GB Kit (2x2GB), but they also have the same as a 2GB Kit (2x1GB)
    What would be best when it comes to Dual-Channel and all that stuff?

    Another on is the brand of the memory.
    I can get the Corsair 4GB total for about 75-80 GBP.
    Ten on the other hand, I can get OCZ memory for almost half the price, but same memory size.

    Any thoughts on that ?

    Thanks in advance,
    chris

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    Re: PC Memory advice

    When choosing memory while reliable brands are important you should also be looking at the default voltage at the rated speed and timings.
    Some motherboards have problems booting faster memory modules who's voltages are higher then the standard 1.8v (or is it 1.9v?) without manually setting the voltage in the BIOS.
    Most memory modules will also advertise a CAS Latency timing. It is favourable to find memory modules with lower CAS timings.

    Hope this helps

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    Re: PC Memory advice

    Building on what Circuitmonkey has said.

    OCZ are a good brand if you can get 4Gb PC2-1066 for £50 then that is a bargain and worth considering. Timings are normally 5-5-5-15(or 18) for 1066 memory the only other thing to check is the voltage required (1.8v is the standard) for the chips the corsair is 2.1v I believe you will need to find out what the OCZ require or post a link here and I will let you know (if I can find out) and then ensure your motherboard will supply that voltage (which I am 99.9% sure yours will )

    Oh better to have 2x2GB than 4x1Gb if possible allows for upgrades and is potentially easier to overclock and less stress on the memory controller

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    Re: PC Memory advice

    Thanks for that.

    I bought the Corsair Terminator 2x2GB PC8500.
    Going to install it this evening.

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    Re: PC Memory advice

    Quote Originally Posted by derchris View Post
    Thanks for that.

    I bought the Corsair Terminator 2x2GB PC8500.
    Going to install it this evening.
    lol... have they invented a new range for you.

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    Re: PC Memory advice

    Installed them this evening, they are working fine.
    Actually, it is the first memory I had no problems with right from the start.
    On that occasion, I raised the CPU a little bit, which is now running at 3500MHz
    Not too bad.

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