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3 2x1GB options, which is best?

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Am currently running 4x512 in my box and it's causing problems so I want to purchase some budget but reliable 2x1GB sticks. I'm hoping to get the sticks running at about 230MHz, nothing uber.

 

I'm looking at the following options:

OCZ:

http://labs.anandtech.com/alllinks.php?pfilter=2361

Corsair:

http://labs.anandtech.com/alllinks.php?pfilter=2599

Kingston:

http://labs.anandtech.com/alllinks.php?pfilter=1861

 

Any opinions on one of these being better (more reliable, higher OC) than the other with my setup?

 

Thanks!

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How about $254.00 and they are very good I'm using those see my sig, new has a mail in rebate (too bad a week after I bought them):

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820227210

Very solid and good performers at stock speed so far running at 2-3-2-5- @1T no problems what so ever memtest 12 hours no errors no crashes yet , played farcy HL2 and I play ET every day .

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I agree with xguy, that ram is going to be way better than any value ram. I am getting that ram myself.

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How about $254.00 and they are very good I'm using those see my sig, new has a mail in rebate (too bad a week after I bought them):

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820227210

Very solid and good performers at stock speed so far running at 2-3-2-5- @1T no problems what so ever memtest 12 hours no errors no crashes yet , played farcy HL2 and I play ET every day .

 

so far on my Winchester 3200+, NF4 SLI-DR, 6/23-2 bios

 

http://www.angrygames.com/ocdb/angry/2x1gb...00_220x10-1.jpg

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Will I see increased stability at near-stock speeds out of this versus the value RAM or should I expect this only allow me to have tighter timings and a higher RAM OC? Based on Angry's preaching over and over, I'm mostly concerned with a higher CPU OC and not too concerned about my RAM OC at all. However, I am very concerned with RAM stability.

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion! :)

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Centon Advanced. I have the 3200LL which is not in stock at the moment. 2 X 512MB $219.99 Running 1.5-2-2-0 1T at 200Mhz. Have gotten 2-3-3-0 1T at 255mhz. Haven't had a chance to try further yet. TCCD on Brainpower.

 

PC4000LL 2 X 512MB $199.99.

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that Centon Cap Proton is talkin about is the same stuff we sold on a sticky here at the forums...i've got 4x512 running in the NF3 AGP @ 250x9 on a Sempron 3200

 

anyway...Jax, if you are wanting overclocks, you should probably stick to 4x512 of some overclockin ram and run @ 2T

 

check out Thunda's 4x512 overclock:

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...77&postcount=22

 

this 2x1024 OCZ stuff is not really overclockin memory. 220 (DDR440) is quite good for these chips.

 

but 4x512 is going to overclock better on a Venice/San Diego usually. OCZ is just announcing some PC4000 2x1024 modules today in my email so I'll see about getting some of those to test as they should clock like Ballistix PC4000 2GB kits (but the price is spendy on such things)

 

you can get 4x512 of the TCC5 that clocks very well (you should really have a beefier cpu to start with if you want 4x DIMMs anyway because you have a 9x multiplier which requires some steep memory clocking or use of a divider which is ok...you should read read read as much as you can! too much to try to cover/explain!)

 

2x1024 is great up to 220x10 on a winchester for me...thats 2200Mhz with 2GB of memory and Battlefield2 is smooth as silk with a 6800GT.

 

4x512 is just as smooth with my 4000+ san diego and 4x512 is just as smooth on my gf's FX-55 san diego (both at stock speeds)

 

i can't get the 2GB kits to function on a divider at all with this winchester though. Going to drop the X2 in there and see what she's (and this memory) is made of ;) (its in a super jet turbine watercooling DangerDen setup and primes @ 30C in the middle of the day, drops to about 24C at night)

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Any comments on this pair of Patriot dual-channel?

http://shop2.outpost.com/product/4453786

 

Honestly I'd rather got 2x1024 instead of 4x512 - seems like the wiser investment for the future. Like I said, I really don't care at all about how well my memory OCs, just my CPU but I want my memory to support whatever I may need to OC my CPU. Currently my 4x512 Mushkins are limiting my CPU OC as they won't run at 210MHz and won't work at a 3:4 divider or lower so right now I can only get up to about 240MHz at 5:6 and I'm sure my CPU can do quite a bit more than that (though I going to find out for sure tonite with a pair of BH6s).

 

But anyways, any grudges anybody has about this pair of 1GBs?

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Mate i just got the 2GB Corsair TwinX 3200C2.

At 2.6V it is doing 2-3-3-6 1T at 218Mhz on my SLI-D, i'm pretty stoked thats right up there with some of the more expensive 2GB kits.

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