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    Which Brand of RAM?

    After some extremely helpful advice from this forum, I've bought myself a Shuttle SN41G2 V2. I had ordered Crucial CT6464Z40B 512mb DDR 400mhz PC3200 CL=3 RAM, however eBuyer have let me down on delivery. Instead, I'm going to buy this from the high street. I'm aware that I should be buying branded RAM: if I can't get Crucial, what other brands should I consider?

    Thanks in advance and Best wishes for the New Year!

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    corsair or ocz are faves

    still need to get sum decent ram

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    You could buy RAM straight from Crucial. I've always found it cheaper to buy Crucial RAM straight from Crucial rather than anywhere else - delivery is free as well.

    For cheap, but decent, RAM, I would look out for Crucial, Corsair, TwinMOS and Kingston (can't think of anymore off the top of my head!).
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    Just order straigh from crucial like mike says. I ordered from them nearly a year ago and IIRC it arrived pretty quickly

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    Wow, thanks for the quick advice guys.

    Crucial is cheaper than eBuyer - and hopefully I won't get all the hassle from them...

    Quick question: what is the difference between ECC and non-ECC?

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SansSouci
    Quick question: what is the difference between ECC and non-ECC?
    I think ECC is error checking (don't hold me to it!). If you have an ordinary motherboard, you don't need ECC RAM.
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    one is registered and one isn't

    You want non-ECC i think, ECC is generally used in servers

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    Corsair, GEiL, OCZ. Stick to the high rated modules with the lifetime warranty, you can't go wrong.

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    I've always found crucial to be extremely reliable and usually works faster or at a lower cas rating than advertised. Thats gone from PC133 all the way through to a couple of sticks of Ballistix I had. I've always bought direct from Crucial.com/uk and its usually arrived within a day or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_wade
    one is registered and one isn't

    You want non-ECC i think, ECC is generally used in servers
    No, ECC and registered are two completely different things. While registered is often also ECC it doesn't have to be. ECC and registered is often found in servers because it is generally more reliable, but it comes at a performance cost. Most people who benchmark SK8Vs for example which require registered (not ECC) RAM turn off ECC because performance is better.

    Since Athlon XPs like low latency memory I'd get some Corsair XL or other DDR that will run 5-2-2-2 at 400MHz.
    Last edited by StormPC; 30-12-2004 at 10:31 PM.

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    To just to help thoese that don't know

    http://www.corsairmicro.com/corsair/...707/index.html

    have a look, should clear a shed load of questions up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex
    To just to help thoese that don't know

    http://www.corsairmicro.com/corsair/...707/index.html

    have a look, should clear a shed load of questions up.
    OMG..damn good site!! THANKS!

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    Afaik, Crucial have a lifetime arranty also, and as long as you dont want to overclock them TOO far, then I dont really think that you can go wrong.

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    Just found this on OCuk :Geil RAM
    (Geil value 1Gb PC3200 cas 2.5 for £94 with VAT)

    Is the Geil ram better than this one at komplett?
    (TwinMOS PC3200 DDR-DIMM 512MB w/Winbond 32M*8/16chip, 184-P (for DDR-PC400MHz) £49 inc VAT or £98 for a 1Gb)

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