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Need advice on memory purchase (14/03/06)

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ok, I've had enough, I'm getting my corsair memory RMA'd because it wont do cas2.5 anymore, then selling the replacement on ebay.

 

So today, I'm going to purchase 2x1GB sticks and I've whittled it down to four choices, but Im not sure whether its worth spending an extra £25 for slighty tighter timings, or should i just go for the cheaper GSKILL? they are all UCCC - not sure what UCCC always had TCCD, any advice very much appreciated!!

 

I'm mainly a gamer but also want overclocking ability (hence the pc4000)

 

OCZ EL DDR PC-4000 Gold Edition [2x1GB] (UCCC) [3-4-4-8]

Part number: OCZ5002048ELGE-K

http://www.ocztechnology.com/produc..._channe l-2gb_

£176

 

G.Skill F1-4000USU2-2GBHZ [2x1GB] (UCCC) [3-4-4-8]

Part number: F1-4000USU2-2GBHZ

http://www.gskill.com/f1-4000usu2-2gbhz.htm

£152

 

Mushkin XP4000 2x1GB Black Series [2x1GB] (UCCC) [3-4-3-8]

Part number: 991483 dual

http://www.mushkin.com/doc/products...tail.asp?ID=245

£170

 

OCZ EL DDR PC-4000 Gold GX XTC 2GB [2x1GB] (UCCC) [3-4-3-8]

Part number: OCZ5002048ELGEGXT-K

http://www.ocztechnology.com/produc...gb_dual_channel

£176

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UCCC chips are a little more pernickity on timings, but i got the G.Skill HZ PC4000 2gb kit and it runs mint on my system. Gonna crank it up a lil more tonight too i think.

Timings etc are in my sig.

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thanks Switch... why arent you running your ram at its rated frequency of 250mhz? is it because you're on a divider?

 

I think I might go with GSkill unless anyone else has anything to say?? .. The GSkill is cheaper and the ocz 4000 gx is out of stock with my supplier atm.

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ok, I've had enough, I'm getting my corsair memory RMA'd because it wont do cas2.5 anymore, then selling the replacement on ebay.

 

So today, I'm going to purchase 2x1GB sticks and I've whittled it down to four choices, but Im not sure whether its worth spending an extra £25 for slighty tighter timings, or should i just go for the cheaper GSKILL? they are all UCCC - not sure what UCCC always had TCCD, any advice very much appreciated!!

 

I'm mainly a gamer but also want overclocking ability (hence the pc4000)

 

OCZ EL DDR PC-4000 Gold Edition [2x1GB] (UCCC) [3-4-4-8]

Part number: OCZ5002048ELGE-K

http://www.ocztechnology.com/produc..._channe l-2gb_

£176

 

G.Skill F1-4000USU2-2GBHZ [2x1GB] (UCCC) [3-4-4-8]

Part number: F1-4000USU2-2GBHZ

http://www.gskill.com/f1-4000usu2-2gbhz.htm

£152

 

Mushkin XP4000 2x1GB Black Series [2x1GB] (UCCC) [3-4-3-8]

Part number: 991483 dual

http://www.mushkin.com/doc/products...tail.asp?ID=245

£170

 

OCZ EL DDR PC-4000 Gold GX XTC 2GB [2x1GB] (UCCC) [3-4-3-8]

Part number: OCZ5002048ELGEGXT-K

http://www.ocztechnology.com/produc...gb_dual_channel

£176

Take your pick them all are the same. So whats your money worth?

 

thanks Switch... why arent you running your ram at its rated frequency of 250mhz? is it because you're on a divider? The G.Skill is cheaper and the ocz 4000 gx is out of stock with my supplier atm.
Because if your clocking your ram you cant run the reckamended timmings. and the G SKill are a good Chorce

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ok, well I can afford the extra £25 as long as I can understand where my money is going...

and I **presume** then, that I could get 250Mhz and 3-4-4-8 'easier' with the Mushkin and OCZ GX?

Also, what voltage would these require as my corsair wanted at least 2.8v and sometimes 3v to get to 275Mhz.

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thanks Switch... why arent you running your ram at its rated frequency of 250mhz? is it because you're on a divider?

 

I think I might go with GSkill unless anyone else has anything to say?? .. The GSkill is cheaper and the ocz 4000 gx is out of stock with my supplier atm.

 

Its on a 5/6 divider atm, just the way it came out i guess. FSB is at 300 as well, gonna hike it up till i cap tonight, see how stable my ram stays above 250 too.

 

OCZ is also good ram. IMO, it depends on personal pref (from past experiences too) and iv found G.Skill pretty reliable.

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Well to make things worse Ive found the OCZ GX at £160 next day delivery included.

and i also noticed angrygames uses the OCZ GX in his gamin rig.

 

They both seem very good ram and I'm gonna have to choose one by tossing a coin.. lmao.

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Well to make things worse Ive found the OCZ GX at £160 next day delivery included.

and i also noticed angrygames uses the OCZ GX in his gamin rig.

 

They both seem very good ram and I'm gonna have to choose one by tossing a coin.. lmao.

 

Where was selling the OCZ GX at this price?

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