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 Post subject: High Performance RAM?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:28 pm 
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Is it really worth it to spend an extra $90 on the "high performance" RAM offered by many companies? Is there much of a difference between the "high performance" RAM & the "Major Brand" RAM? If so is it very noticeable? :?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:00 pm 
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Depends on what your doing with it.

If you arent OCing, you will probably be fine with the "normal" stuff, but stick to the major names (Crucial, Corsair, Mushkin).

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 Post subject: Re: High Performance RAM?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:02 pm 
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31337_$n1p3r wrote:
Is it really worth it to spend an extra $90 on the "high performance" RAM offered by many companies? Is there much of a difference between the "high performance" RAM & the "Major Brand" RAM? If so is it very noticeable? :?


i think the difference is only seen in benchmarks.


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well for me if you are overclocking you might wanna get the memory made for overclocking and those are usually pretty pricey. if you are not overclocking at all, then you dont have to get a killer high performance ram. but still avoid generic brands and stick to brand name computer stuff. crucial makes really good ram and they dont cost that much at all.


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Good memory isn't only for OC'ing anymore. Besides items like OCZ's Enhanced Latency line focused at OC'ing, they now offer an Enhanced Bandwidth line that should make any Athlon64 shine even at stock speeds.

But if you just want to run an average PC, then why bother? On the otherhand, if you build an entire kickass rig and just throw some Crucial memory in because it's a good brand, then you've seriously overlooked something of great improtance. That simple move can split the hair between kickass systems...or lots of kickass parts in a box.
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Remember...just running out and buying the highest rated PC4800 ram doesn't mean it's going to be worth a hill of beans in your rig. Matching memory to your system is more important than you'd think. Sometimes a lower rated memory is better...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:13 pm 
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Chumly wrote:
Good memory isn't only for OC'ing anymore. Besides items like OCZ's Enhanced Latency line focused at OC'ing, they now offer an Enhanced Bandwidth line that should make any Athlon64 shine even at stock speeds.

But if you just want to run an average PC, then why bother? On the otherhand, if you build an entire kickass rig and just throw some Crucial memory in because it's a good brand, then you've seriously overlooked something of great improtance. That simple move can split the hair between kickass systems...or lots of kickass parts in a box.
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Remember...just running out and buying the highest rated PC4800 ram doesn't mean it's going to be worth a hill of beans in your rig. Matching memory to your system is more important than you'd think. Sometimes a lower rated memory is better...


You sayin Crucial sucks? :P


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check out the low latency RAM...

crucial, mushkin, ocz, corsair are all good brands


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:02 pm 
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SomeGuy wrote:
Chumly wrote:
...if you build an entire kickass rig and just throw some Crucial memory in because it's a good brand


You sayin Crucial sucks? :P


Nah...just saying throwing in some good memory doesn't mean it's going to help. Crucial makes good stuff, but they also have bad stuff as well.

This is what the recommend for me:
http://tinyurl.com/4bl5n

Comparable, but better IMO (I don't use this, but for comarison only):
http://tinyurl.com/465kt


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