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    Low Density / High Density?

    Well whats the difference? I have an asus p4r800-vm mobo which memory does this take high or low?
    Corsair value ram looks good for 2 x 1gb sticks on scan for £118

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    the 2gb value select pc3200 kit is fine for your motherboard. stick "p4r800-vm" into http://www.corsairmemory.com/ 's configurator, then it will be available under "motherboards that match your keywords" when it gives the results select "other modules" and its on the list. swear by corsair ram by the way, although iv got a notoriously fussy shuttle motherboard.

    oh and the difference between low and high density RAM is the size of the chips on it ie 4x128Mbit for high or 8x64Mbit for low. its not important at all really its just a case of whats compatable with your motherboard in the price bracket your willing to pay
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    high density seems alot cheaper seen alot on egay 1gig for 30quid inc p&p (life time warrenty)

    was thinking about getting that myself since 1gig of low density is about 60quid

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    i have no idea where this sudden talk of high / low density has come from. its all just ram (probably unbranded crap) if its compatable with your motherboard

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    me too....does it make a different as in overclockability???

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    Quote Originally Posted by taqies
    me too....does it make a different as in overclockability???

    yes. however i presume were going for the cheapest possible from the comments above so thats a non-issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by listy
    high density seems alot cheaper seen alot on egay 1gig for 30quid inc p&p (life time warrenty)

    was thinking about getting that myself since 1gig of low density is about 60quid
    You'll see that those cheap one you saw they're only supported by a handful number of Asrock motherboards and other machines won't boot with it.
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    funny my abit AV8-3rd Eye supports it

    most of the sellers on ebay list what chipset they will work with

    "You CAN you use this RAM if you own a motherboard with these chipsets:
    VIA P4X266A
    VIA KT266/333
    VIA KT600
    VIA PT800
    SIS 645
    SIS 648
    SIS 648FX
    SIS 746FX
    KM400
    K8T800 KT880
    KT400
    KT400A
    SIS 661FX
    SIS 655
    SIS 650GX
    SIS 650
    NFORCE 250GB
    ULI CHIPSETS"

    ripped from ebay sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by listy
    funny my abit AV8-3rd Eye supports it

    most of the sellers on ebay list what chipset they will work with

    "You CAN you use this RAM if you own a motherboard with these chipsets:
    VIA P4X266A
    VIA KT266/333
    VIA KT600
    VIA PT800
    SIS 645
    SIS 648
    SIS 648FX
    SIS 746FX
    KM400
    K8T800 KT880
    KT400
    KT400A
    SIS 661FX
    SIS 655
    SIS 650GX
    SIS 650
    NFORCE 250GB
    ULI CHIPSETS"

    ripped from ebay sale
    Aow, apparently they got better than before then. But still support is not very good.
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    Again Latency timings seems a new question mark for me but ive ran it through corsair online and this seems to be combo of speed and value
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=156701

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    Ram timings and speed do make a difference but not usually enough to make it worth the extra money. I would recommend "value" ram to almost everyone, save those who have and want to spend every single penny for an extra fps here or there...

    £118 for 2gb of VS isn't great, I'm pretty sure I got my 2gb for about £110 in March or so. Also worth looking at are Geil and OCZ value ram as they will perform the same but might have a better price.

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