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    Choosing between a few Corsair/OCZ Kits!

    Alright, I have a P4 2.66 Ghz and an Asus P4C800 Deluxe Mobo (Yeah--It's old, I know). I'm having a hard time deciding between: OCZ OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K (2x1gb), Corsair TWINX2048-4000PT (2x1gb), Corsair Twinx2048-3200c2pt, or 2 sets of Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2PT. I've heard OCZ is the one of the best (if not the best) memory for oc'ing.

    Overclocking is something I intend on possibly doing, but not as soon as I get them. Especially since I don't know how good my old mobo will do at oc'ing. I was also comtemplating getting 2 sets of (2x512) kits for the lower latency that supposedly comes with doing so. The main factor with that is I'm not sure if I'd ever need more memory within the next year or 2.

    Though, it probably won't be a problem considering my mobo and cpu probably won't be able to play games that well within a year or two. Leaving me to just buy an entirely new system. Which I intend on doing; I just feel like getting the most out of what I have now before upgrading. Besides, no game at the moment requires more than 2.66ghz to my knowledge.

    If there are any better kits within $200-220 price limit, feel free to let me know what you think. Right now I'm leaning towards the OCZ model due to the insanely low latency. Plus is seems to have the highest amount of positive reviews out of any memory at Newegg (1013). I was also wondering if the higher clock that the Corsair 4000PT had was worth the timing tradeoff.

    Anyway, I'd greatly appreciate any help with this I can get. I'm ordering as soon as I get a decent amount of opinions. So, post ASAP if you could. Thanks!

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    I'm not sure if it's the same on Intels but on A64s it's all much of a muchness. Running 1:1 when overclocking gives you a few percent but then not having tight timings takes you back to square one. The same goes for tight timings, you gain only to lose again from running a RAM divider.

    Although apparently, you gain real world benefits from tight timings while 1:1 can only be noticed through benchmarks so bottom line, you're probably better off getting a PC3200 kit with nice timings... if pre-DDR2 Intels are the same as AMD64s...

    As for which RAM, I can't comment on the OCZ but these beauties are serving me very well.
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    Both good brands, if you're not over clocking, go tight timings. if you are, I would probably choose higher FSB, but you would also need to know what the cap of your cpu is before choosing (if it only overclocks by 5mhz, there is no point in high FSB RAM)

    All said and done, there is very little real world difference between high FSB or tight timings. I decided tight timings as I hoped (one day) to pair an FX series CPU in there.

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    ocz have amazing customer service - i always buy their ram out of choice purely on that basis

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    Keep 'em coming

    Alright, cool. Keep the ideas coming.

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    Links

    Just to give everyone one a better idea of which kits I'm getting, here are the links: OCZ OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K (2x1gb) ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210 ), Corsair TWINX2048-4000PT (2x1gb) ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145596 ), Corsair Twinx2048-3200c2pt (2x1gb) ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145596 ), 2 sets of Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2PT (2x512mb) ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450 ).

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