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 Post subject: picking ram for dual channel
PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:46 am 
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OK. I've ordered an Asus P4C800-E-Deluxe and a Northwood P4 3.2Ghz.

I'm not going to overclock but I want 2 sticks of 512MB PC3200 that I can use and take advantage of dual channel.

I'm wondering wether or not I can just buy 2 of these from canadacomputers.com and it will be good.
Corsair Value Select 512MB PC-3200 DDR400 SDRAM $135

Buying "kits" of ram with 2 pieces of matched ram is always more expensive, but is it necessary?
I could always buy this:
PC3200 DDR400 512MBx2 CAS2.5 (OCZ4001024PDC-K) $319
It's only $30 more than the Corsair Value Select.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:22 am 
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Buying one of those twin packs is for peace of mind more than anything. My vote would be to stick with the Corsair ValuePack. Personally I would avoid OCZ as their business practices leave a bad tatse in my mouth.

Without queston get that Corsair stuff. Don't let anyone here try to sell you on CAS latency. :roll: what a crock.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:46 am 
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It's always a good idea to get matched pairs for dual channel when possible, but certainly not necessary. For a non-overclocked system, you will be just fine w/ the Corsair sticks you picked out.

As for OCZ, I have a much different opinion of them. I've been using their Gold Dual Channel sticks with much OCing success. I originally had some PC3700 that wouldn't push as far as I wanted and they were very quck and hassle free in RMAing my sticks...they replaced them with PC4000. I call that excellent business practice.

In your case though, save yourself $30. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:58 am 
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I have found ocz to be crappy stuff . I never had to rma something so many times before getting a good working pair.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:55 am 
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OCZ crappy? I havent had any experience with them personally but all Ive heard is that they are the best for overclocking and make the best performance RAM on the market. Right now Im sporting Corsair XMS, but for my next rig I plan on using OCZ.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:20 am 
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:x F$^# OCZ!!! Nothing but a bunch of THUGS. Prolly use stolen IC's and what have you. I've dealt with their Sales Rep's personally and they can all kiss my ass. They on more than 1 occasion given reviewers "cherry picked" samples to review. They also PUSH & BRIBE for top scores and "Editors Choice" type awards. This is from REAL LIFE 1st hand experience. So again... F$% OCZ.

So their stuff is sometimes good... so what. They literally SHAVE some of the silicon off the IC and do a slight mod to the way they bind the chips onto the stick. BFD. It's still $#!+. Putting their gay OCZ logo on the IC like it's theirs. Please! OCZ could sell their entire company and still couldn't afford to make 1 batch of memory chips. And now they help sponsor and maybe BANKROLL ABXzone.com! This is why I don't go there anymore. What's worse is that some guy on the forum (highly respected) SOLD OUT and is part of OCZ quality control. So magically all the memory he "tests" is Teh B0mb and he'll probably proclaim it on the forum. People take his word for it and OCZ sales go up. Nice little deal they got there.

I could give a $#!+ about how it performs. A V10 Truck on a 300 shot of N0S is fast too I'm sure. If you're on the OCZ wagon, good for you. As for me, I'll stick with Corsair, Kingston, and Mushkin. :twisted:


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well, ive heard mixed reviews of ocz, some says its good, some say its crap, personally id stick with the big 4, kingston, mushkin, corsair, and crucial. i personally wont buy memory from any other brand.


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 Post subject: Re: picking ram for dual channel
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 3:50 pm 
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dentaku wrote:
OK. I've ordered an Asus P4C800-E-Deluxe and a Northwood P4 3.2Ghz.

I'm not going to overclock but I want 2 sticks of 512MB PC3200 that I can use and take advantage of dual channel.

I'm wondering wether or not I can just buy 2 of these from canadacomputers.com and it will be good.
Corsair Value Select 512MB PC-3200 DDR400 SDRAM $135

Buying "kits" of ram with 2 pieces of matched ram is always more expensive, but is it necessary?
I could always buy this:
PC3200 DDR400 512MBx2 CAS2.5 (OCZ4001024PDC-K) $319
It's only $30 more than the Corsair Value Select.


definitely corsair..i dont oc but use the twin pro series with leds built into them


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 5:43 pm 
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anything that is identical in all aspects


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