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    Which memory

    Yet another stupid question. Have heard some bad things about the Geil 6400 2Gb kits (and theyre not available at Microdirect at the mo) so am looking for an alternative around the £150 mark.

    • OCZ (OCZ2P8002GK) 2GB (2x1024MB) DDR2-800 PC2-6400 CL 4-5-4-15 PLATINUM XTC EDITION DUAL CHANNEL KIT (LIFETIME WARRANTY)
    • OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 5-5-5-12 GOLD XTC *SPECIAL OPS* ED
    • OCZ (OCZ2P800R22GK) 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC (LIFETIME WARRANTY)
    • OCZ (OCZ2G8002GK) 2GB (2x1024MB) DDR2-800 PC2-6400 CL 5-5-5-12 Gold XTC DUAL CHANNEL Kit (LIFETIME WARRANTY)
    • 2GB (2x1GB) CorsairTwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12, EPP
    • 2GB (2x1GB) CorsairTwinX XMS2 Dominator,DDR2 PC2-6400,240 Pins, NonECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12, EPP
    • OCZ® 2GB ATI CrossFire™ Certified Edition / Dual Channel, DDR2 PC2-6400, 800Mhz,4-4-4-12 Dual Channel Kit with XTC Heatspreader


    Or anything else ?
    Should I be looking for 4-4-4-12 for good O/C ? Or would a 5-5-5-15 do for a more gentle O/C ?

    Rest of PC:
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    620W Corsair HX Series

    Will do some mild overclocking later but nothing major.
    Last edited by tinners; 09-02-2007 at 10:29 PM.

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    As they are all the same speed, the cheapest would be the best choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    As they are all the same speed, the cheapest would be the best choice.
    Thanks

    So the timings wont make much odds then ?

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    They were all 4-4-4-12 a minute ago, and there were only 3 listed.

    go for the 4-4-4-12 ones, unless there is a big saving. Quite often, the 5-5-5-12 sticks will run at 4-4-4-12 anyway. The difference isnt huge.

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      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6700 @ 3.2 GHz
      • Memory:
      • OCZ - 2Gb + Corsair TwinX 2Gb
      • Storage:
      • Raptor X 150Gb + 2TB Tranquil Windows Home Server
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      • PSU:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    They were all 4-4-4-12 a minute ago, and there were only 3 listed.

    go for the 4-4-4-12 ones, unless there is a big saving. Quite often, the 5-5-5-12 sticks will run at 4-4-4-12 anyway. The difference isnt huge.
    sorry i edited it !
    the corsair are now out of stock at scan

    will look around for some 4-4-4-12 stuff

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    The OCZ with Extended volt protection are good as they are rated at stock volts but if you raise the voltage (within 2.3V[2.2V+5%] still under warranty) you will get better performance.

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      • Motherboard:
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      • Memory:
      • OCZ - 2Gb + Corsair TwinX 2Gb
      • Storage:
      • Raptor X 150Gb + 2TB Tranquil Windows Home Server
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      • XFX ATI 5770
      • PSU:
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      • Operating System:
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      • Internet:
      • Talk Talk, hovering around 1Mb

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    Only the platinum sticks have EVP i think

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    Not much difference really as none of them use Micron D9 ICs.

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