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Well it looks like I am down to 2 choices of RAM that are available in today's world. I just got a Opteron 170 and want to overclock it. Based on the other threads I have read everyone is recommending looser DDR 500 over DDR400 with tighter timings. That only leaves a few choices:

 

Patriot $235 PDC2G4000ELK 3-4-4-8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820220084

or Corsair $295 TWINX2048-4000PT 3-4-4-8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820145596

 

They both look the same on paper, so are there any differences? Is the Corsair worth the extra $60?

 

Or can anyone recommend a better RAM that is actually available? Newegg has a few more choices that are currently "Out of Stock", but I don't know if they will ever be back in stock. I would like tighter timings at DDR 500 but none are available.

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Well it looks like I am down to 2 choices of RAM that are available in today's world. I just got a Opteron 170 and want to overclock it. Based on the other threads I have read everyone is recommending looser DDR 500 over DDR400 with tighter timings. That only leaves a few choices:

 

Patriot $235 PDC2G4000ELK 3-4-4-8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820220084

or Corsair $295 TWINX2048-4000PT 3-4-4-8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820145596

 

They both look the same on paper, so are there any differences? Is the Corsair worth the extra $60?

 

Or can anyone recommend a better RAM that is actually available? Newegg has a few more choices that are currently "Out of Stock", but I don't know if they will ever be back in stock. I would like tighter timings at DDR 500 but none are available.

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Thanks for the advice. I was hoping to save the $60 if the Patriot and Corsair were the same stuff and would o/c the same. But having access to the experienced and especially helpful people that you find in this forum is worth a premium.

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Thanks for the advice. I was hoping to save the $60 if the Patriot and Corsair were the same stuff and would o/c the same. But having access to the experienced and especially helpful people that you find in this forum is worth a premium.

 

edit: nm, re-read your first post

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Corsair has a better reputation, and more support However, I'd probably buy the Patriot to save the $60. It is guaranteed to do what the specs say, which is DDR500, and if they don't you RMA them, period.

 

I was going to reconmend some OCZ, but newegg only has this kit in stock: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820227210

 

Which isn't guaranteed to do DDR500, and they're more expensive, so you'd be better off with the Patriot.

 

2GB of DDR is getting hard to find and expensive. I just popped some 4 year 2GB kit of Kingston DDR400 into my system (this was like $400 ram at the time of purchase by one of my buddies). Its flying right now at DDR450 with 3-3-3-7 timings, 2.9v, air cooled. I haven't tried for higher, but its making a HUGE difference in FSX-the game is now pretty darn playable, whereas before page caching was an issue.

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