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    Wanting some RAM..

    Well I'm planning on going 64-bit for Christmas, but I need to upgrade my memory first, What do you recommend? A max of £120, and at least 1gb.

    I've found this;
    Crucial 1GB (2x512MB) DDR2 PC5300 667MHz Ballistix Dual Channel Kit (BL2KIT6464AA664) (MY-035-CR)
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...stix_Kits.html

    What do you guys think of that?, seems pretty good, but if you think you could get me a deal then that would be great.. Will be buying the memory for my birthday (9th September), so I'll probably be buying the memory a few days after.

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    If you're going to AMD 64 bit, DDR2 isn't supported yet, you'll either have to wait for M2 (q2/3 '06) or get DDR standard.
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    Yeah, no current AMD chips support DDR-2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    If you're going to AMD 64 bit, DDR2 isn't supported yet, you'll either have to wait for M2 (q2/3 '06) or get DDR standard.
    Oh right, didn't know that, thanks! .

    Well can anybody give me some ideas of what to look for?.

    I'll be getting the mobo + processor for christmas.., do you think it will be supported by then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XA04
    I'll be getting the mobo + processor for christmas.., do you think it will be supported by then?
    If you mean christmas 2006, maybe.

    As for what ram you should get, that depends on alot, mainly how much memory you will really need and how much money you are wanting to waste on excess feature that do little for real world performance.
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    Also, RAM has being going up at the moment in price.

    If you're getting the mobo + processor for christmas, get the RAM around the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XA04
    ...A max of £120, and at least 1gb.

    I've found this;
    Crucial 1GB (2x512MB) DDR2 PC5300 667MHz Ballistix Dual Channel Kit (BL2KIT6464AA664) (MY-035-CR)
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...stix_Kits.html

    What do you guys think of that?...
    I'd say that overclockers.co.uk are to be avoided like the plague according to most of the feedback from customers (SEE LINK HERE)

    I'm sure the Ballistix are solid and they do a more suitable model for you * See PC3200 link here *
    but you could spend £50ish less and get some of the standard stuff * More PC3200 here *

    It all depends on what you will be doing with your PC

    You'd be best to say what it's used for really, I'm sure someone here will have a more specific response for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by oralpain
    If you mean christmas 2006, maybe.

    As for what ram you should get, that depends on alot, mainly how much memory you will really need and how much money you are wanting to waste on excess feature that do little for real world performance.
    nah, I mean't 2005.. this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    Also, RAM has being going up at the moment in price.

    If you're getting the mobo + processor for christmas, get the RAM around the same time.
    fair enough, I'll probably do that then.

    Quote Originally Posted by k0nigen
    I'd say that overclockers.co.uk are to be avoided like the plague according to most of the feedback from customers (SEE LINK HERE)

    I'm sure the Ballistix are solid and they do a more suitable model for you * See PC3200 link here *
    but you could spend £50ish less and get some of the standard stuff * More PC3200 here *

    It all depends on what you will be doing with your PC

    You'd be best to say what it's used for really, I'm sure someone here will have a more specific response for you
    I've ordered from overclockers.co.uk at least 20 times, without one problem.

    The computer will be used for gaming, and other general stuff.. browsing the net, photoshop, games, listening to music, etc etc. I just need a powerful computer overall.

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    I've never had any problems with overclockers.co.uk either, just got a few bits from them last week, ordered thursday afternoon, they were with me friday morning - well packed, all good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy
    I've never had any problems with overclockers.co.uk either, just got a few bits from them last week, ordered thursday afternoon, they were with me friday morning - well packed, all good.
    Exactly

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    I never had any problem untill I needed to speak to someone about replacing a faulty Heatsink mount.

    Then I couldn't get ahold of anyone, and now its out of warranty I'm basicly stuffed.
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    amd dont plan to go ddr2 ever atm. they are going straight to ddr3

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    The M2 will have DDR2 capabilities, due to the RAM controller not being 100% on chip.
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    Before you decide your ram you really should decide what mobo you want, since that will make a difference (bh/ch stuff like OCZ VX being basically pointless unless you get a dfi board)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    due to the RAM controller not being 100% on chip.
    I don't think this is right. Moving any part of the memory contrroler off chip would probably hurt perfromance to a significant degree.

    DDR2 and DDR3 are supposed to be pin compatable. A single memory controler should beable to use both.

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