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    2Gb (2x1GB)Corsair, DDR400

    hi, i've recently built a new system asus a8n sli standard, 3500 venice, 7800 gt and i'm re-using bits out of my old system....however, i want to purchase new memory as well (and a tax refund is gonna fund it

    system is running at 2.4ghz and i was wondering whether u can comment on 2Gb (2x1GB)Corsair, DDR400, non-ECC, 2x184 DIMM, unbuffered, 2-3-3-6, Silver H/S, L/T Warranty - this is pretty good stuff aint it? expensive i know..

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    Its not bad stuff but its not really worth the extra over corsair value or any other value ram unless you're planning on memory overclocking or running 1:1. And even then its fairly bad overclocking ram, ocz or g.skill are your best bet for overclocking.

    The performance difference you get from 2-3-3-6 to 3-3-3-8 for value select is probably <5% yet the price difference is &#163;190 compare to &#163;130...

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    Agree with the above. The price premium over the value select isn't worth it. *If* you really want improved timings/quality (and I'm guilty of this myself) then I'd recommend the g.skill which is better timings than the corsair (2-3-2-5) and cheaper (167 quid).

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    from where? and would you recommend Mushkin over this?

    thnx

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    I got mine from pc-memory-upgrade.co.uk, which is just one of many internet outlets for gobeyond ltd, a company shipping from Ireland.

    I wouldn't recommend Mushkin to be honest. It's again premium stuff (and a wide range of mushkin stuff is available) but unless it was cheaper for the same timings I wouldn't bother. I've also always thought Mushkin require quite high voltages to get working well, which wasn't an option I had on my board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel
    I've also always thought Mushkin require quite high voltages to get working well, which wasn't an option I had on my board.
    Its not actually Mushkin who make the memory, they simply buy chips from Samsung or any of a host of other makers and put them onto pcb and sell them on.

    It may just have been that the chip used in the Mushkin ram you have heard about was BH-5 based which needs high voltages ~3.5v+ but will run tight timings up to ~250fsb. I'm sure Mushkin have tccd based ram which won't need above 2.9v to get to ~300fsb with slacker timings.

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