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    Right, time to buy new memory!

    Looking for something high quality, has to be 1gb, decent make, and pc2700 (nothing higher, nothing lower).
    Budget is £55 tops (inc delivery)
    So far I have found;
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1GB-DDR-RAM-PC...QQcmdZViewItem
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Kingston-pc270...QQcmdZViewItem

    and
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=217958



    At the moment the crucial is the most expensive, but I want reliability so I may be going toward crucial, although the first two do seem quite nice and cheap (Kingston is an OK make aren't they? )


    Cheers!

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    Hey XA04,

    Note that the RAM u've linked to @ the top is High Density... This means it'll only run in a very select few motherboards. Chances of yours being compatible are remote. Can I ask why u've capped it @ 2700?

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    Thank's for clearing that up. Wasn't sure about that.


    Limited to 2700 as that's the most my mobo will support . And I can't afford to buy a new motherboard, yet. Otherwise I would probably go 3200.


    Edit: Actually will I be able to buy 3200, but it will be limited to 2700?... could be useful for a future motherboard.
    Edit2: Forget it, can't afford 3200 anyway.
    Last edited by XA04; 02-04-2006 at 09:30 PM.

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    Yeah, you got the idea The memory runs @ whatever speed the motherboard specifies (overclocking aside). So if you were to install PC3200, it'd still run @ 2700. This would mean if you got a new board supporting DDR400, you could put the memory in that one, and it'd run @ PC3200. So kind of 'future proofing' if u like. But don't forget, memory speeds don't stop @ PC3200!!

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    If you're saving money by going for 2700 then go for it, because when it comes time for a new mobo, it'll probably need DDR3, so that'll be new RAM anyway!

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    Yeah, well I'm going to order the Crucial PC2700 then!.


    Cheers.

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    get the corsair of the crucial, whatever is cheaper, authough in tests corsair comes out tops but its value ram so who knows what chips its using this time!!!
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    Oops, I meant Cosair not Crucial - Sorry!.

    Just ordered this;
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=217958

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    the PC3200 was cheaper!

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