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    RAM Recommendations?

    Hi,

    I currently have Corsair 1GB XMS3200 XL Pro TwinX

    I bought this approx 3 months ago, and now it seems 2GB is the way to go for games etc. So should i sell this now when the price is still going good on this ram and get some less flashy 2GB (for about £200) or should i be waiting till prices on the 2GB comes down etc?

    Bit confused about what i should do and any adivce would be great! Thanks!

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    Depends on whether you OC or not really. If you do then a high performance set of modules would be better to use. For a good OC'ing chip you need either Crucial Tracers, OCZ Plat EB (coming soon) or GSkillz EB modules (also coming somewhen soon)

    If you don't OC then a nice set of Corsair XMS 3200 would do the biz in BF-2, F.E.A.R etc. (£200ish at SCAN)
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    Yeah i was gonna go for this 'Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200C2PT TwinX (2x1GB) CAS2'

    Do you think its too early to be selling my 3 month old XL Pro TwinX ram though?

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    Can anyone see the price of ram dropping by xmas?

    My Rig: AMD Althon64 3400+ | nVidia GeForce 6800GT | Corsair 1GB XMS3200 XL Pro TwinX | DFI LanParty NF3 250Gb | SoundBlaster Audigy2 ZS | Lian Li PC-65 | Matrix Orbital MX422 | Tagan Easycon 530w PSU | 17" Hercules TFT | 160Gb HD | Thermalright XP-120 | Altec Lansing FX6021 2.1 Speakers | 2mb Wireless Broadband

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    You might want to look at these puppies:

    Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3500LL Pro TwinX (2x1GB) CAS2 (MY-093-CS)

    RAM may drop a bit, or it may go up a bit by Xmas. It'll prolly drop a bit by Spring, but who wants to wait that long?

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    Your right, besides, i have never been the waiting type.

    My Rig: AMD Althon64 3400+ | nVidia GeForce 6800GT | Corsair 1GB XMS3200 XL Pro TwinX | DFI LanParty NF3 250Gb | SoundBlaster Audigy2 ZS | Lian Li PC-65 | Matrix Orbital MX422 | Tagan Easycon 530w PSU | 17" Hercules TFT | 160Gb HD | Thermalright XP-120 | Altec Lansing FX6021 2.1 Speakers | 2mb Wireless Broadband

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson
    You might want to look at these puppies:

    Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3500LL Pro TwinX (2x1GB) CAS2 (MY-093-CS)

    RAM may drop a bit, or it may go up a bit by Xmas. It'll prolly drop a bit by Spring, but who wants to wait that long?
    Dont think that will run on my mobo?

    Its a DFI Lan Party 250Gb NF3.

    (my budget is £200)

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    Yeah, they'll just allow you an easy overclock without losing the low latency settings.

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    I guess a pair of Crucial would do, 1G per module. And latency doesn't matter much in game so no reason to pay for all the flashy Cas 2 stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Voralberg
    I guess a pair of Crucial would do, 1G per module. And latency doesn't matter much in game so no reason to pay for all the flashy Cas 2 stuff
    Frequency is what that matters
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    There are Crucials stick that run with high freq
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