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    Good memory deal

    Ok birthday money is burning a hole in my wallet and I have ~£82 on RAM. I saw this. Worth it? or is it best to just go with 1600mhz c7-8?

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    Re: Good memory deal

    TBH, I wouldn't even bother with 1600MHz RAM unless the price difference was tiny....plus Intel systems don't seem to benefit much from faster RAM (and can cause heat issues due to how the voltage for the RAM works now) and a number of AMD DDR3 systems will not work with RAM set > 1066MHz.

    Your system specs show a DDR2 motherboard though, DDR3 will not fit. If you have changed your system recently, what motherboard do you have?
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    Re: Good memory deal

    GD65 - it's for a new build lol

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    Re: Good memory deal

    How about Ballistix memory here at £67.58:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179278

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    Re: Good memory deal

    Why didn't I see this earlier [facepalm]. thanks a bunch.

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    Re: Good memory deal

    I have the Geil stuff and it's working like a charm at 2GHz.
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    Re: Good memory deal

    Any reason not to go for this on a slightly unrelated note?
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Intel-Core-i5-...item1e593fefa2

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    Re: Good memory deal

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    Any reason not to go for this on a slightly unrelated note?
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Intel-Core-i5-...item1e593fefa2
    It's about £12 cheaper than scan and has potential to land you with some large import fees!

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    Re: Good memory deal

    There is that. The guy says I am willing to declare lower value but that seems slightly completely illegal to me

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    Re: Good memory deal

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    There is that. The guy says I am willing to declare lower value but that seems slightly completely illegal to me
    It is, you could get away with it, but it's not worth the risk for £12 IMO.

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    Re: Good memory deal

    True.

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    Re: Good memory deal

    1. If it dies before the end of it's warranty you might have trouble
    2. You will probably get charged import fees, plus an administration fee by Royal Mail
    3. It's only £12
    4. It will take a lot longer to come than from SCAN
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    Re: Good memory deal

    Get the GeiL stuff.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Good memory deal

    Quote Originally Posted by terbinator View Post
    get the geil stuff.
    +1..

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    Re: Good memory deal

    Oh right, just that nightkaos mentioned issues with too much heat being produced at > 1600mhz, i guess at 1.6v volts it can't be too bad?

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    Re: Good memory deal

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    Oh right, just that nightkaos mentioned issues with too much heat being produced at > 1600mhz, i guess at 1.6v volts it can't be too bad?
    Its no so much the speed, but the volts as you mentioned, G.skill do 1600MHz RAM that runs @ 1.35v. Get the Geil kit and just run them at 1333MHz and lowish latencies such as 7-7-7-20 - for example.

    If you was going to be overclocking anyway you'd have the RAM set to 800MHz (lowest ratio for GD65) and 1.5v and let it overclock from there knowing its still going to function at least up to 1066 @ 1.5v while you bash away pushing up the CPU clock and voltage.
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    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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