Corsair xms2 or OCZ memory? HELPPP

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hey guys, recently gonna build a new rig, and i was just wondering what to get. I'm getting either a 6300, or 6400, x1950 XT. I am not an overclocking enthusiast, and plan to do very little overclockling, like 2.4-2.6 max. I was wondering which ram to get, the OCZ, or the corsair xms 2, OCZ http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=011898&cid=RAM.475
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http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=011138&cid=RAM.475
as you see, they are both ddr2-800, but the xms 2 is 50 dollars more!!! My question is, why is it 50 more? is it that much better, or just overpriced. Also, is the xms2 more expensive and better in terms of overclocking because i am not pllaning to OC that much, so if it is more expensive cause of that im gonna og OCZ. Last question, whats the dif between 667 and 800 ram, i mean i can get 2 gigs of 667 for 20 dollars more then 1 gig 800. Again not planning to oc that much so. THANK YOU
 

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hey guys, recently gonna build a new rig, and i was just wondering what to get. I'm getting either a 6300, or 6400, x1950 XT. I am not an overclocking enthusiast, and plan to do very little overclockling, like 2.4-2.6 max. I was wondering which ram to get, the OCZ, or the corsair xms 2, OCZ http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=011898&cid=RAM.475
CORsAIR
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=011138&cid=RAM.475
as you see, they are both ddr2-800, but the xms 2 is 50 dollars more!!! My question is, why is it 50 more? is it that much better, or just overpriced. Also, is the xms2 more expensive and better in terms of overclocking because i am not pllaning to OC that much, so if it is more expensive cause of that im gonna og OCZ. Last question, whats the dif between 667 and 800 ram, i mean i can get 2 gigs of 667 for 20 dollars more then 1 gig 800. Again not planning to oc that much so. THANK YOU

Both the OCZ and XMS you have listed are PC6400 800 mhz. so the OCZ is the cheaper, you can save some money. My experience is Corsair has faster RMA warranty service than OCZ. PC5400 or 667 mhz. memory can likely overclock to something over 700 mhz., but will not reach the default speed of 800 mhz. PC6400. The diference is PC6400 800 mhz. has a transfer rate of 6.4 MB per second compared to PC5400 667 mhz. with a transfer rate of 5.4 MB per second.
 

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hey guys, recently gonna build a new rig, and i was just wondering what to get. I'm getting either a 6300, or 6400, x1950 XT. I am not an overclocking enthusiast, and plan to do very little overclockling, like 2.4-2.6 max. I was wondering which ram to get, the OCZ, or the corsair xms 2, OCZ http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=011898&cid=RAM.475
CORsAIR
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=011138&cid=RAM.475
as you see, they are both ddr2-800, but the xms 2 is 50 dollars more!!! My question is, why is it 50 more? is it that much better, or just overpriced. Also, is the xms2 more expensive and better in terms of overclocking because i am not pllaning to OC that much, so if it is more expensive cause of that im gonna og OCZ. Last question, whats the dif between 667 and 800 ram, i mean i can get 2 gigs of 667 for 20 dollars more then 1 gig 800. Again not planning to oc that much so. THANK YOU

Both the OCZ and XMS you have listed are PC6400 800 mhz. so the OCZ is the cheaper, you can save some money. My experience is Corsair has faster RMA warranty service than OCZ. PC5400 or 667 mhz. memory can likely overclock to something over 700 mhz., but will not reach the default speed of 800 mhz. PC6400. The diference is PC6400 800 mhz. has a transfer rate of 6.4 MB per second compared to PC5400 667 mhz. with a transfer rate of 5.4 MB per second. ohh, wait so is there a big performance dif in games?
 

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ohh, wait so is there a big performance dif in games?

You are asking if you have RAM running at 800 mhz. as opposed to 667 mhz. is there a difference in games? Yes, but the difference is not so great that you should be so overly concerned.
 

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then why would people buy ddr2-800 ram for like 50 bucks more?

Well, my PC6400 800 mhz. RAM is running at 1000 mhz. If I had 667 mhz. RAM it would not run at 1000 mhz. That's why. But you are not overclocking right. You originally ask why would you pay for PC6400 when you could buy PC5400 667 mhz. much cheaper? I'm not sure what your questions is?
 

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Again since most didn't answered directly to your question..

... plan to do very little overclockling, like 2.4-2.6 max. I was wondering which ram to get, the OCZ, or the corsair xms 2
2.4ghz = fsb 333 which makes it DDR2-667

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... My question is, why is it 50 more? is it that much better, or just overpriced.
They charge a little premium but most of the xms2 are hand-picked so "supposed" to be better than ordinary ones.

... Last question, whats the dif between 667 and 800 ram, i mean i can get 2 gigs of 667 for 20 dollars more then 1 gig 800. Again not planning to oc that much so. THANK YOU
Getting DDR2-800 is not gonna give you better numbers or performance by a large margin could even be zero difference. If you game then you won't see diffenrence what you need to use it's full potential is softwares that is gonna use that uber bandwith like the professionnal ones but in no way desktop softwares or games will be faster you won't notice.

for a little to mild overclock like yours the best is to take the DDR2-667 modules so that when at 2.4ghz your cpu and ram will run at a 1:1 ratio it's better that way. The real question you should ask before getting a DDR2-800 or faster ram is if your gonna - in a year or so - overclock like mad or buy a faster cpu. If no then ddr2-667 is the best.
ok so let me get this right, the main purpose of the 800 is so it can keep up with CPU OC's etc., and i do not need the extra mhz if im a gamer and plan to only OC a lil.