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Well, it's time to upgrade the RAM on my computer and seeing how the Lanparty is picky on memory I wanted to ask you guys what to get.

 

I was looking at this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...82E16820231034e

but want your opinion on it.

 

All I want is 2*1GB kit with good timings. I will not be overclocking and the cost would haveve to be >250.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820146397

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820227219 (I have this as well as many others...it is listed in teh OC Database entries as well as the Stock Speed Database)

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820227066 (I have this also, it is basically the same as the above OCZ but with slightly better timings and better heat spreaders...it is also listed in OC and Stock Speed databases)

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820220084

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820227080

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820227225 (this is probably my favorite memory...the EB stuff has Infineon chips, awesome timings at crazy *270+* speeds...its expensive and not necessary but you might have money to burn)

 

 

personally any of the OCZ stuff is fantastic (I have all the 2GB OCZ PC4000 kits and we have 2 OCZ reps at these forums + many of us with OCZ memory if you get into any trouble)

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Would it be better for me to get PC4000 even tho I'm not overclocking?

 

well if ur not ocing then dont get pc4000 ram. u have to oc the processor to reach any speed above pc3200.. i think. im ocing, but my board cant handle it--but thats y i bought pc4000, to overclock. since pc3200 is the standard, anything higher is for ocers.

 

we need a sticky on recommended memory types... lol there are like 5 of these posts every 2 hrs.

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well if ur not ocing then dont get pc4000 ram. u have to oc the processor to reach any speed above pc3200.. i think. im ocing, but my board cant handle it--but thats y i bought pc4000, to overclock. since pc3200 is the standard, anything higher is for ocers.

 

we need a sticky on recommended memory types... lol there are like 5 of these posts every 2 hrs.

we have a sticky on recommended memory

 

if we tried to sit down and think out every possible question that everyone would possibly ask we'd have a 200,000,000 word post that no one would read

 

 

if you dont plan to overclock there's still no reason not to go with PC4000

 

I dont understand why people still insist to stick to PC3200 when it makes absolutely zero difference

 

if you don't believe me, read this thread:

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40178

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we have a sticky on recommended memory

 

if we tried to sit down and think out every possible question that everyone would possibly ask we'd have a 200,000,000 word post that no one would read

 

 

if you dont plan to overclock there's still no reason not to go with PC4000

 

I dont understand why people still insist to stick to PC3200 when it makes absolutely zero difference

if you don't believe me, read this thread:

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40178

 

sry, but i dont get it..

 

u say theres not a reason to buy pc4000

 

but then y ou dont get why ppl stick to pc3200 when it makes no difference for pc4000?

 

im sorry, but im confused...

 

the point is, pc3200 is the standard memory config.

 

i believe the memory defaults to pc3200 speeds.. correct me if im wrong.

 

and why not check out the gskill ram? those are great for a cheaper price i think if their still on sale..

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But will the PC4000 just downgrade to PC3200?

 

If yes, I'll probably go for these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820227066

yes they default to PC3200

 

the point is...you wont be able to stop yourself from trying to overclock since you've seen 19,000+ members here and 96% of the overclock at least a little...and with PC4000 memory and a decent A64 cpu, you will be able to at LEAST get another 200Mhz minimum out of your cpu (ie if you have a 4400+ that is 2200Mhz default, you will EASILY get 2400Mhz which is an X2 4800+ that costs like $200+ more)

 

a lot of people claim they wont overclock...but they will because that is EXACTLY and ONLY what these motherboards are designed for...and if you can buy a $350 cpu and get a $700 cpu's worth of clock out of it...4% don't, but 96% do ;)

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yes they default to PC3200

 

the point is...you wont be able to stop yourself from trying to overclock since you've seen 19,000+ members here and 96% of the overclock at least a little...and with PC4000 memory and a decent A64 cpu, you will be able to at LEAST get another 200Mhz minimum out of your cpu (ie if you have a 4400+ that is 2200Mhz default, you will EASILY get 2400Mhz which is an X2 4800+ that costs like $200+ more)

 

a lot of people claim they wont overclock...but they will because that is EXACTLY and ONLY what these motherboards are designed for...and if you can buy a $350 cpu and get a $700 cpu's worth of clock out of it...4% don't, but 96% do ;)

 

ohh ok i gotcha :D

 

hehe i got a 300mhz oc from stock voltage and underclocked pc4000 ram

 

lol im nearly there to an fx-555 :D

 

oops thats fx-55.. my bad

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