Memory question for you...

Dubbs

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What memory shall I get (he asks for thrid time as the new thread script doesn't seem to work for him!)

Got the DFi lanparty board in, got the 2800 barton in. Not happy about leaving the old memory from my 1.4Athlon/A7266 kit in the machine - it'll just not work well imho. So Corsair is REAL expensive but ideally I'd like fast, dual channel and at least a gig.

Possible? And at what price? Who else should I look at and is Corsair worth the extra? I want to be able to oc at some point. What's the fastest speed memory that's worth buying bearing in mind it's an AMD 2800+ barton I'm going to be oc-ing...

Your opinions always greatly received folks...
 

xane

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"Dual Channel" is a feature of the motherboard, not the RAM.

1Gb of decent PC3200 wont cost the earth nowdays, just go for CL2.
 

Krazeh

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Geil golden dragon pc3200 or pc3500. Can get it from micro direct, doesn't cost the earth and is good ram
 

Dubbs

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xane said:
"Dual Channel" is a feature of the motherboard, not the RAM.

1Gb of decent PC3200 wont cost the earth nowdays, just go for CL2.
True but they do matched pairs for dual channel. How much do I need to worry about the CAS ratings, etc.,?
 

Dubbs

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Ok, so I'm looking at 1Gb of Corsair CAS2 PC3200 RAM for £139+vat.

Question1: Anyone recommend any other (cheaper but reliable?) makes and where to buy (otherwise I go to overclockers.co.uk)

Question2: Is there any value in me getting PC3500? I'm going to oc the Athlon later.

Thanks guys, really appreciate the help :)
 

Krazeh

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From www.microdirect.co.uk

Golden Dragon 1.0GB PC3200 Dual Channel DDR Kit(2x512MB)400MHz (5.0ns Cas 2 6-3-3 1T) low latency - £133.00 +Vat - £156.28 Inc.

Golden Dragon 1.0GB PC3500 Dual Channel DDR Kit(2x512MB)433MHz (4.5ns Cas 2 6-3-3 1T) low latency - £146.00 +Vat - £171.55 Inc.

I'm running the PC3500 stuff atm and i'm very happy with it, haven't had a single problem with it.

I'd recommend goin for PC3500 if you're plannin to push ur fsb beyond 200mhz, decent PC3200 will probably do it but PC3500 gives u more leeway
 

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