GSkill vs. Corsair PC2-6400

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I am getting G.Skill PC2-6400 2GB RAM with 4-4-3-5 timings for $104 on Newegg. How much better and % difference is this compared to Corsair 2GB 5-5-5-18 timings? Both are DDR2-800mhz
 

Mondoman

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I am getting G.Skill PC2-6400 2GB RAM with 4-4-3-5 timings for $104 on Newegg. How much better and % difference is this compared to Corsair 2GB 5-5-5-18 timings? ...
You'll need to tell us what units to use for "better" and "% diff" -- that is, what is your definition of "better"?
 
Let me try a related question. If I don't overclock and I get my local shop to build a new CP for me, can I just get the cheapest DDR2-800 they have? Would I notice any difference between the cheapest and the most expensive? Is price even related to speed at all, or not really? Thanks!
 

Mondoman

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The best bet is to look at the whole system and figure out where the bottlenecks are. For example, as long as you've got a reasonably capable CPU, getting a better CPU will have little impact on gaming fps performance. It's getting a better graphics card that will make just about all the difference. For just about everyone's purposes, getting RAM that can adequately supply the CPU means getting DDR2-533, DDR2-667, or DDR2-800, depending on the CPU and OCing. As long as you've got RAM that works in your system, and has a lifetime warranty, spend any extra money on the graphics card and/or hard drive (Raptors can boost perceived Win performance substantially).