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Guns4Hire

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#1 13 years ago

Which Corsair memory on THIS NEWEGG LINK would you choose and why. I am looking to buy 1 gig.(TWINX) I have gone with the LLPT before and liked it, but recently blew out a stick somehow.

Please choose just from that link (pages 2-4), thanks.




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#2 13 years ago

CORSAIR XMS, Xtra-Low Latency 2-2-2-5, 184-Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200, Model CMX512-3200XL - Retail

I would go for that ^. You don't pay for any silly LEDs to flash around, only visible on that once-a-month time when you open your case. It has a very low latency too which will mean great performance.




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#3 13 years ago

Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series 184 Pin 512MB Registered PC-3200 - Retail. Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, Low Latency 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3700 with Platinum-Silver Heat Spreader.

To make sure its compatible. The second one, for low latency. Price is a big deal, to me, so the first is the one I'd pick.

This one does however LOOK very nice.

CORSAIR XMS2 Series 240-Pin 512MB DDR2 PC2-5400 with Heat Spreader - Retail

Lower Voltage, 1.6, means more power for the rest of your system. @ Only $181.36, its not the most expensive. 5Gig bandwidth.

Its "Cas Latency: 4-4-4-12", looks fairly high though...

Ah, if you want, you can assume this is just to boost my post count...




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#4 13 years ago

Monster_user... the XMS2 series is DDR2. It's rather tough to fit it into a DDR slot :D (And now I hope that the OP does indeed want DDR!) And yes, those timings are high. It's a "problem" that plagues DDR2 memories and is the primary reason why I recommend anyone going with a DDR2-based system start with DDR2-667 or higher. DDR2-533 is easily beaten down by quality DDR400 memories (those sticks based on Samsung TCCD and certain Micron chips).




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#5 13 years ago

Sorry for the confusion, I also meant to say unbuffered 3200 speed.

I went with Reven's suggestion as it was on my shopping cart as my 1st pick:) I'm not looking for the fastest ram on the market right now, just good sood stuff at a decent price :) $251.00 for a GIG :) Thanks all.




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#6 13 years ago

Well now, if I'd known that you were ready to spend /that/ much, I'd have chimed in for a certain offering from OCZ. $270-ish for 2-2-2-5 timings @ DDR400, good to DDR600 on an A64 platform (and a "mere" DDR557 on a P4).




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#7 13 years ago
C38368Monster_user... the XMS2 series is DDR2. It's rather tough to fit it into a DDR slot :D (And now I hope that the OP does indeed want DDR!)

Do'oh... What I'm tired, and those were a LOT of numbers :p its 2:00am over here. I wasn't paying attention.




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#8 13 years ago
Monster_userDo'oh... What I'm tired, and those were a LOT of numbers :p its 2:00am over here. I wasn't paying attention.

Been there, done that smilie.gif