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N88TR

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#1 12 years ago

I'm shopping around for another 1 gig stick of DDR400 and I want to spend as little as possible, with of course the best performance possible. I also want to know just for fun, how great a deal could I get for my system if I upgraded my current 2 sticks of 512 into some really high-end new RAM, but still being DDR1.

What is the difference between Corsair RAMs like in terms of performance? XMS XMS2 XMS2 Pro Scores DDR1 SODIMMS DDR2 SODIMMS SDR DDR1 DDR2 [I know it needs a new mobo but the best figures of performance increase were by Maximum PC when they figured about +15%, which in my mind is squat.]

Why does corsair.com suggest 2+ gigs of memory for a WinXP machine that does gaming, while they only suggest a max of 1 gig for a Win2k machine? I'm running 2k. Are they saying the WinXP machine can take a better advantage if given 2+ gigs of RAM?

And I was looking at their site of the buyer's memory guide. I can't make much sense of it. I have an AMD FX-57 single core, so what should I be looking at for top-end memory?

What does latency matter? What are good numbers? I'll just be doing gaming.




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#2 12 years ago

Windows XP needs more memory than Windows 2000. Lower latency is better. If your FX-57 is a socket 939 processor, you need DDR (NOT DDR2!!) memory, so I'd go for XMS or XMS Pro (not XMS2 or XMS2 Pro). If it's an AM2 processor then it's the opposite, I'd say XMS2 or XMS2 Pro (not XMS or XMS Pro).

XMS - Their decent memory, DDR.

XMS2 - Their decent memory, but it's DDR2.

XMS2 Pro Scores - better heatsinks, LEDs showing RAM status and I believe lower latency and improved stability when overclocking.

DDR1 SODIMMS - DDR for laptops and a few other things that use laptop memory.

DDR2 SODIMMS - DDR2 for laptops etc.

SDR - errrrrrrrrm, never heard of it.

DDR1 - it's DDR...

DDR2 - it's DDR2...




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#3 12 years ago

Yes I am also fishing around for some extra RAM. But...the technical jargon sort of confuses me. So you recommend the XMS2 Pro Scores, how much would that expect to cost.




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#4 12 years ago

Thanks Bs|Archaon, I could not have gotten a better response!




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#5 12 years ago

Glad I could help, Amerika. Just remember that DDR and DDR2 are not compatible with each other, so you have to buy the right type for your motherboard. Socket 939 takes DDR, AM2 takes DDR2. I did say that earlier but it was in the middle of me talking about RAM types and stuff...thought I'd say it again to make sure. :p

Cloak RaidersYes I am also fishing around for some extra RAM. But...the technical jargon sort of confuses me. So you recommend the XMS2 Pro Scores, how much would that expect to cost.

Look it up - www.newegg.com. Sorry, I don't mind breaking stuff down and explaining it, but if you need to ask for something as basic as pricing, you're not even bothering to go look. This is the internet...make use of it.




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#6 12 years ago

I was unaware they made an AM2 version of the FX-57, someone fill me in? I would assume (99.9% sure) that you need ddr400, of course, Corsair XMS series is better. does anyone know, were EPP and SLi (not to be confused with nVidia's dual GPU solution) features added to ddr400? Now when I think about it...I don't think corsair wasted time and money on that....but if anyone can say different, would be a nice thing to know...




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#7 12 years ago

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#8 12 years ago

Does Corsair make the best memory? What about Geil, Kingston, Patriot, Mushkin, Crucial and all the others? I'm talking about actual performance differences.

And it's true that if you're doing a memory upgrade, it doesn't matter who makes the memory, as long as it's the same type, ie PC3200, right?




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#9 12 years ago
Captain AmerikaDoes Corsair make the best memory? What about Geil, Kingston, Patriot, Mushkin, Crucial and all the others? I'm talking about actual performance differences. And it's true that if you're doing a memory upgrade, it doesn't matter who makes the memory, as long as it's the same type, ie PC3200, right?

Not exaclty. But as far as those brands...it is mostly just personal preferance. I stick with corsair.....But generic brands will give less preformance.




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#10 12 years ago

www.crucial.com use the system analyser it will tell you what RAM is compatible with your computer. They have the best prices round and really good performance memory (ballistix)




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