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    Ram

    Im getting a new system with a GB of pc3200 ram (A64). I was going with two corsair 512 sticks (dual-channel). Is this ok? What is latency, what should it be and is there anything else I should worry about?

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    Go for the XL-series. They will do 2-2-2-5 @ 200MHz and u can overclock them. They're TCCD...
    • DFI LanParty UT 250Gb, Oscar Wu's 10/15 bios
    • AMD64 "NewCastle" 3000+ @ 2550Mhz (10x255) @ 1.595 vcore
    • Sapphire 9800Pro->*Flash*->9800XT @ 459/380
    • 2x512MB Crucial Ballistix PC4000, 1:1 @ 2.7v, 2.5-3-3-10
    • 2x Seagate 7200.7 SATA 80GB, RAID 0, Ports 3/4
    • Coolermaster ATC-210-VX
    • Antec TrueBlue 480W
    • Koolance Exos-Al, Zalman ZM-WB2 CPU block, Koolance GPU-180-L06 for GPU and chipset
    • Toshiba DVD-Rom, Lite-On SOHW-1653S DVD-writer
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    er well mabe, but i still dont no what the hell that means and what the hell is latency?

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    http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=329627

    It's actually for the DFI LP NF3 (GREAT MB!!), but it's a great start.
    • DFI LanParty UT 250Gb, Oscar Wu's 10/15 bios
    • AMD64 "NewCastle" 3000+ @ 2550Mhz (10x255) @ 1.595 vcore
    • Sapphire 9800Pro->*Flash*->9800XT @ 459/380
    • 2x512MB Crucial Ballistix PC4000, 1:1 @ 2.7v, 2.5-3-3-10
    • 2x Seagate 7200.7 SATA 80GB, RAID 0, Ports 3/4
    • Coolermaster ATC-210-VX
    • Antec TrueBlue 480W
    • Koolance Exos-Al, Zalman ZM-WB2 CPU block, Koolance GPU-180-L06 for GPU and chipset
    • Toshiba DVD-Rom, Lite-On SOHW-1653S DVD-writer
    • Microsoft Windows Pro SP2

    Greetz,

    Chimpie

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    If you prefer corsair, get a XLPT is the best choice.
    This is the link for corsair XLPT review: http://www.vozforums.com/showthread.php?t=39674

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvening
    er well mabe, but i still dont no what the hell that means and what the hell is latency?
    Go to Corsair's web site and do some reading. Lot's of great info there.

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    Latency is basically the time it take for the ram to respond. i.e the time it takes
    between the input clock signal and the output... the numbers they show are delays
    and the like between internal systems. Its not worth getting ultra expensive low latency ram unless you are going to spend money in other areas like getting a top of
    the range cpu etc.

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    Im getting an A64 3500+, whts good for that, the ram i was gunna get was £103, the name does not bother me as long as it is good. How much should i spend on my RAM (2 sticks of 512mb ddr and they have to be matched)

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    Do i get a performance boost with faster ram than pc3200? I heard that A64 only goes to pc3200.

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    You should spend just under £200 on some Corsair XL 3200 2-2-2-5 RAM. This is the TCCD stuff, and will overclock great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDL
    You should spend just under £200 on some Corsair XL 3200 2-2-2-5 RAM. This is the TCCD stuff, and will overclock great.
    Mmmmm this will hurt my budget, this is what i was planing to get anyway (mabe changing the GPU to a gigabyte one)

    Case: ThermalTake Tsunami Black Aluminum (VA3000BWA) +Window c/w 3x case fans +USB2 +Firewire NO PSU
    £0073.99 - micro direct
    PSU : Tagan 420W whisper quiet 21dB TG420-U01+dual fan supports12v EPS SATA/XEON ATX/BTX (3 Year Warranty)
    £0059.91 - scan


    Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe (Raid5, extra SATA, extra GBit Lan) Socket 939 nForce 4
    £0112.14 - micro direct

    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500 32/64Bit CPU S939 Winchester 90nm Retail inc Heat Sink Fan & 3 Years Warranty
    £0189.16 - micro direct

    RAM: Corsair (VS1GBKIT400C3) 1024MB (2 x 512MB Matched Pair), DDR400 / PC3200, non-ECC, Unbuffered,CL3, Lifetime Warranty £0103.39 - scan


    HDD: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus10 160GB/SATA 8MB Cache £0058.43 - scan

    GPU: XFX GEFORCE 6600GT PCI-E 128MB DDR3 TV+DUAL DVI £0129.25 - scan

    Optical drive2: nec ND3500A Dual Layer Int IDE Black 16x DVDRW +/- OEM £0039.29 - scan
    Optical drive2: LG 16x Black DVD-ROM + 52x CD-ROM IDE £0016.91 - scan

    Floppy: 1.44Mb Sony Black Floppy Disk Drive £0004.29 - scan

    Total ex. monitor: £0879.80

    Monitor: 17" Sharp LL-172GB 16ms DVI Black MultiMedia TFT Monitor (3yr onsite)
    £0253.74 - micro direct

    Total inc monitor: £1044.52

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    • Thorsson's system
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      • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570k
      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
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      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX970 SC
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      • Corsair HX650
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    That RAM is nasty slow stuff. You want ones that are CL2. Cheapest I found was Crucial Ballistix direct, but there's more on the market now.

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    CL2? what the hell is that? so i need to spend £200 on some ram?

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    And wats the best? (whatever company but i like crucial and corsair.)

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    Ok hold on, you can get it a bit cheaper
    1 Gb (2 x 512 Mb) Corsair TwinX-XL, DDR, PC3200XLPT, Cas 2, Lifetime Warranty £154.99 £182.11 (taken from Scan)

    That is the stuff you want. If you are getting VAT back, then great, if not it does come close to the £200 mark, but if you want to overlcock it's a good choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDL
    Ok hold on, you can get it a bit cheaper
    1 Gb (2 x 512 Mb) Corsair TwinX-XL, DDR, PC3200XLPT, Cas 2, Lifetime Warranty £154.99 £182.11 (taken from Scan)

    That is the stuff you want. If you are getting VAT back, then great, if not it does come close to the £200 mark, but if you want to overlcock it's a good choice.
    have you got a link, i cant find the twinx-xl section, just the twinx
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