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    Ram performance versus price

    I was all set to buy 1GB of corsair 3200 TWINX XL but after looking at the different makes in the various online shops I'm not so sure. Now I don't know much about latency timings but the Corsair XL's Timings are 2-2-5-2 and priced around £270.00 versus Kingston Hyper X 3200 2-3-2-6 at £207.02p. Is there going to be much of a performance gap between them to justify the extra cost?

    P.S The timings for the Kingston ram are different way round but thats how they were on the web site .

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    Probably not. Often less than 1-2%. However the more expensive stuff often looks nicer
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    imo the prices dont justify what little performance gain you get. iirc its something around 2-3% increase in perf. between high latency and low latency RAM. The differences between those two sticks is probably less than that.

    The reason it's so expensive is because people always seem willing to pay a premium for top top performing/quality stuff.

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    Corsair value, Crucial, Geil, TwinMos 1gb matched pairs for as little as £130 so you could save as much as £140. That's the difference between 9800pro and x800pro. It's also the price of a 76GB 10k raptor HDD. The difference between SocketA and A64. Premium RAM is way down my list of priorities. Good quality RAM is a must IMO but I'm happy with relaxed timings at CAS3 and have never had a stick of Crucial fail mem86 testing. As for looking good well £140 spent on a case would look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed^chigliak
    Corsair value, Crucial, Geil, TwinMos 1gb matched pairs for as little as £130 so you could save as much as £140. That's the difference between 9800pro and x800pro. It's also the price of a 76GB 10k raptor HDD. The difference between SocketA and A64. Premium RAM is way down my list of priorities. Good quality RAM is a must IMO but I'm happy with relaxed timings at CAS3 and have never had a stick of Crucial fail mem86 testing. As for looking good well £140 spent on a case would look good.
    I feel the same but it can help with overclocking especially p4's

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    Can anyone recommend me some decent stuff to stick in an NF7-S. Looking for 2x512 MB - not bothered about getting top notch stuff - just want decent value...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBeeeenster
    Can anyone recommend me some decent stuff to stick in an NF7-S. Looking for 2x512 MB - not bothered about getting top notch stuff - just want decent value...?
    some twinmos with winbond ch-5 from komplett would probably be your best bet, or better still some second hand bh-5

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed^chigliak
    Corsair value, Crucial, Geil, TwinMos 1gb matched pairs for as little as £130 so you could save as much as £140. That's the difference between 9800pro and x800pro. It's also the price of a 76GB 10k raptor HDD. The difference between SocketA and A64. Premium RAM is way down my list of priorities. Good quality RAM is a must IMO but I'm happy with relaxed timings at CAS3 and have never had a stick of Crucial fail mem86 testing. As for looking good well £140 spent on a case would look good.
    Superb post. Agree with every word.

    Get a couple of sticks of Crucial DDR400, see what you can do with the timings, and save a lot of cash for very little performance loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBeeeenster
    Can anyone recommend me some decent stuff to stick in an NF7-S. Looking for 2x512 MB - not bothered about getting top notch stuff - just want decent value...?
    2 512mb sticks of ddr400 3200 crucial or TwinMos

    Two sticks of this http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=46420

    or two sticks of this http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=113518&cks=PRL

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    thats exactly how i feel, i could spend 130 quid on a 512 of ram, but why? when my PNY 512 pc3200 cost me 42 quid new, and does cl 2.5, sure i could get better performance but its hardly worth triple for the price for just a slight rise
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve threlfall
    2 512mb sticks of ddr400 3200 crucial or TwinMos

    Two sticks of this http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=46420

    or two sticks of this http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=113518&cks=PRL
    don't buy the crucial from ebuyer get it direct from crucial with free delivery.

    these use the same chips as most of the high end 'bling ram'

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    Better be careful with twinmos on an NF-7, I've heard of problems with twinmos with twinmos chips on NF-7's.
    Twinmos with winbond chips however is a different story

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    Quote Originally Posted by skattrd
    Better be careful with twinmos on an NF-7, I've heard of problems with twinmos with twinmos chips on NF-7's.
    Twinmos with winbond chips however is a different story
    very true, you'll be lucky to get a stable 200fsb with slack timings

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