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    RAM upgrade advice

    Hi all,

    Thinking baout upgrading to 2Gb of RAM. I have a Winchester core Athlon64 and I know they have an issue with running 4 sticks of RAM which causes them to clock down the memory speed so it needs to be 2 sticks for now. I also want PC4000 (or better) as that's what I currently have and run it at 1GHz by dropping the CPU and HTT multi's and upping the core clock speed to 250MHz.

    Saw this on microdirect which looks decent:
    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...9&GroupID=1132

    This stuff on Scan:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=291360

    This stuff on overclockers:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/cgi-bi...aMY_2d066_2dCR

    Basically, are any of those worth upgrading to from my current 1Gb (mainly for modern games at high resolutions) or am I better off spending the cash on a new graphics card?

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    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/G_Skill.html

    I bought the ZX Ram for its better timings but it will do 250Mhz at 3-4-4-8 probably even tighter. I am really impressed with this Gskill

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    OK so the ZX PC3200 stuff will clock up to 250MHz, hmm I wonder what the PC4000 stuff will get to

    Still interested to hear if it's going to make much difference to modern games at high resolutions (1920x1200). Currently I'm playing a lot of X3: The Reunion, Battlefield 2 and am about to resubscribe to Eve Online....


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    Whats your budget?

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    • 8bit's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-6700K
      • Memory:
      • 2x Kingston HyperX Fury Black (8GB)
      • Storage:
      • 1x Crucial MX100 512GB, 1x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (WD1001FALS)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire AMD R9 390 Nitro
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      • Corsair RM650x
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      • Corsair Carbide Air 540
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      • Windows 10 Home
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    lol well thats a tough one! I think I paid about £140 for my 1Gb PC4000 a couple of years ago, probably about the same but I don't mind paying a bit more if there's a big gain to be had.

    What's the best I can get for, say, about £180? Like I said if that's a little short of something really good then I may stretch to the extra. 2Gb of PC4000 is my minimum desired spec tho.

    I see Kustom PCs have Corsair TWINXS4000PT 2048mb Kits on sale at £169 inc. VAT, they reckon it will do 3-4-4-8 at 250MHz, is that worth going for since they haven't got the G.Skill 2Gb PC4000 kits in stock just now?


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    I'd go for the G.Skill 2GB DDR ZX PC3200 (2x1GB) CAS2 Dual Channel Kit (F1-3200PHU2-2GBZX) (MY-007-GS)

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/G_Skill.html

    Good value for the price and overclocks very well.

    Some reading for ya!
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums...highlight=2GBZX
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums...highlight=2GBZX
    http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=408096
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