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    Bang for buck DDR2 Memory in 02/2009

    Looking at the Hexus's news here: http://channel.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=17367 price of DDR2 memory are going up. I guess I should really get some now - some

    I was just wondering what I should go for. Ebuyer had some very good deal last week (including the OCZ Reaper 8500 at £52), but most of those deals have expired and back up £10 higher.

    I would ideally like to spend not a lot more than £40 for good PC2 6400 memory, or £50-ish for good PC2 8500 memory. At the top of my list now is the G.Skill PK 8500 RAM which can be had for about £50. A quick Google suggests they aren't great clockers, but I take it that it will at least do 1066Mhz.

    Before I take the plunge (would like to order today), does anyone else have a better suggestion?

    The one thing I noticed about the G.Skill, is that it doesn't seem to take a range as wide as other memory in terms of voltage. I think it's rated at 2.0-.21V, whereas other brands like OCZ and Crucial (I think) have memory that support as high as 2.3V. Is that a detail of significant importance?

    (I would quite fancy a good deal on a Crucial Ballistix or OCZ Titanium/Platinum)

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    Re: Bang for buck DDR2 Memory in 02/2009

    this ocz gold ddr2 800 is pretty cheap at £35
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    Re: Bang for buck DDR2 Memory in 02/2009

    Thanks. Is it worth paying £15 more for a DDR2 1066 @ 5-5-5-15 though?

    (Do they clock much?)

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    Re: Bang for buck DDR2 Memory in 02/2009

    If you're going to overclock and put the fsb (or ht) past 500 then I'd say go for the 1066.
    But if you'll stick within 400 fsb or thereabouts it's probs best to save the cash.
    You'll notice next to no performance gain from 800 to 1066 in real world if running at or around stock.
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    Re: Bang for buck DDR2 Memory in 02/2009

    Some Kingston HyperX PC2-8500 4Gb Kit currently at £39.99+P&P from OCUK.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-039-KS

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    Re: Bang for buck DDR2 Memory in 02/2009

    Wow, that's very tempting. Kingston doesn't seem to get mentioned as often as some other brand, but they are still reputable aren't they?

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    Re: Bang for buck DDR2 Memory in 02/2009

    Any other opinions before I place my order? I think that £40 for £4GB is as good of a deal I'll get for a PC2 8500 memory. It's really priced closer to PC6400 memory!

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    Re: Bang for buck DDR2 Memory in 02/2009

    I've never used Kingston myself but, I know some people here said its timings and frequency were often very optimistic.

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    Re: Bang for buck DDR2 Memory in 02/2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    I've never used Kingston myself but, I know some people here said its timings and frequency were often very optimistic.
    Timings look very standard on that set of ram he's chosen so I think he'll be fine with it

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