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    Bestest RAM for £150? (1gig)

    Hi guys,
    I'm planning an A64 s939 rig, but could someone advise me on 1 gig of decent ram?
    The cpu will be a 3000+, so I'd like some moderately overclockable stuff.
    I have a budget of £150, though at a push I may be able to spend a tad more...

    Cheers!

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    if you can get to £185 you can get this: http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=603202

    or http://www.crucial.com/uk/ballistix/...SPN=BL6464Z402

    for £160, and less if you use the 4% discount for buying more than one stick
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    Overclocker are doing it at just below £174 for the pair (inc VAT) when I looked yesterday. Dabs may be even cheaper, they were cheapest a few weeks ago when I did a look around everyone.

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    www.overclock.co.uk do some high-speed Kingmax memory in 1GB configurations very cheaply... got top marks in Custom PC magazine too

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    Hmmm... that kingmax stuff looks promising. Anyone had any experiance with it?

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    Do i really have to spend so much on RAM?

    Is the difference between crucial ram and the super dooper stuff just even 1 frame per second?

    I was thinking of just going for Geil value

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos
    Do i really have to spend so much on RAM?

    Is the difference between crucial ram and the super dooper stuff just even 1 frame per second?

    I was thinking of just going for Geil value
    Geil value will be fine if you are not overclocking - i.e. running it at 200mhz. It'll prolly overclock a tad, but not much. I have heard people getting 220 with it tho.

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    I plan no overclocking

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    Then geil value, corsair value, or any other "value" should be ok.

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    Go with Patriot ram from HERE
    I'm using the same stuff in my rig and am very happy with it. read some reviews on it and its nnly about 2%, if that slower than the Corsair equiverlant

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    So this one?

    http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=603313

    Not much cheaper than the Geil value:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/GeIL_Value.html

    What am i supposed to be looking at? It will be going into an AN95G5

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    I would just go for the crucial, i've got a gig and its fine with not overclocking and remember crucial have great customer service

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    Is crucial better than geil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos
    Is crucial better than geil?
    You wouldn't notice much difference, but you order directly from crucial and they have great customer service

    crucial.com/uk

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    skuzgib, if you go Patriot you ideally want the XBLK@£165 (TCCD on brainpower pcb).
    or ebuyer have 2x 512Mb Corsair 3200XL (TCCD again) for £164
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    I think i'll go for that, i like crucial

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