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    Corsair Value Select Confusion

    I was just looking around for Corsair Value Select 2GB Kits and I came across two different types. I initially planned on getting a 2x1GB PC3200 Kit but then realised that this wouldn't overclock very well. So then I looked a bit more and came across another 2x1GB Kit except its DDR2 PC4200.

    Okay, so whats the big deal you ask? The price of the latter is significantly less.
    DDR Kit: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=217959 £164.21 Inc VAT

    DDR2 Kit: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=121626 £131.47 Inc VAT

    I *think* this may be because of the title
    "2Gb Corsair Twin Pack(2x1Gb)Value Select DDR2,533 MHz,2x128Mx64,non-ECC,2x240 DIMM, unbuffered, CL4,"

    Would a CL4 timing be bad for running games on? Which kit should I go for?

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    Okay I think I found the answer after reading this http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/167/4

    But anyway should I get the DDR2 Kit? I am planning on overclocking it with an A64 3700 up to 4000 clock speeds.

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    do not buy DDR2 if you're on an Athlon 64 set-up. It's not compatible! Get the DDR kit.

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    Yup, all the athlon64 chipsets use DDR, not DDR2.

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    DDR itself is more expensive at the moment and there is considerably less available at the moment then DDR2.
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    oops

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