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    Quote Originally Posted by nvening
    should i get the same? How is micros direct? its these vs crucial and corsair value. Whats best? I like heat spreaders on the geil, i know i can add my own but will that void the life time warrenty. I suppose by own would be cool cause i could paint them, hmm#

    EDIT: How do heat spreaders attatch? do they need paste or do they just clip on? Cant find a guide, anyone else know of one?
    They use thermal tapes. Which unfortunately end up storing heat and increasing the temperature of the chips.

    So G.Skill ram doen't come with heatspreader because they hinder cooling. Heatspreader is just another "looks cool" factor to make people buy. Since those heatspreader only probably cost 10p to manufacture (those full copper one I bought a while ago were 45p)
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    I like the "heat spreaders" because they prevent dust build up on the chips. Because the chips usualyy sit in the "exhaust" from the CPU fan this is a particular problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrEaToR
    Thanks for all your replys guys, and cause of them i think i have made the right choice. In the end i went with these...

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...ce=PriceRunner

    Can't wait for them to come now, 2GB of memory woohoo can't wait, Bring It On BF2

    Thanks. Andy.
    A few days ago they were £12 cheaper...

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    I know they were cheaper but oh well. Its just that the heatspreaders look good. hmmmmmm

    Is the corsair or the crucial any better? apparently the crucial clocks a bit. mabe i should just get that.

    Anyone know where any cheap ram shops are? i mean online.

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    I think that it's a bit luck of the draw with value RAM. CustomPC didn't get any more out of the Crucial than any other RAM in their tests. I have seen reports that Geil value RAM clocks well, but unless someone tests a dozen different modules and finds that they all/most OC well I'd assume that you wouldn't get more than 220 without using a divider (in the CustomPC test only one modules didn't reach this, but none would go over).

    As to cheapness I'd look out for special offers like "today only". If you are looking for particular types of RAM, these two seem to have a good list at fair prices:

    http://www.memory-configurator.co.uk/index.html
    http://www.pc-memory-upgrade.co.uk/ [note that prices are in Euros]

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    whats is Pc memory upgrade like? they do it for £159 inc del so that would appear to be the best. Unfortunatly Scan do not go Geil, and if there is no difference im gunna go with the £10 cheaper with nice blue heatspreaders Geil.
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    Sorry haven't used them mate, only just found them a few weeks back when I started looking for memory myself, but I haven't decided which 2Gig to get yet.

    Scan pretty much only do Corsair, and a few boards have been having problems with Corsair for some reason.

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