RAM, wich to buy?

wolverin0

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I know there are several reviews, and comparissons made... but my questions pop's up when I see prices in my country (Argentina)

2x2GB Supertalent DDR2 800mhz = 196 USD
2x1GB GSkill DDR2 800mhz = 180 USD
2x1GB Corsair Dominator DDR 800mhz = 230 USD

So... Supertalent CL are 5-5-5-15
GSkill's and Corsair's are 4-4-4-12

But, there are 2GB of difference, I can afford up to 250USD in RAM, but wich is better?
I've read Corsair's go up to 1200mhz without increasing CLatency and Gskills would be the cheap way if I only want 2GB (don't see why would I)

Its there really use (I use the PC mainly for gaming) for 4GB ¿? Or 2GB Dominator would be faster in gaming?
 

The_OGS

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2x2GB Supertalent DDR2 800mhz = 196 USD
2x1GB GSkill DDR2 800mhz = 180 USD
2x1GB Corsair Dominator DDR 800mhz = 230 USD
Yikes! Those prices are ~2006...
2 x 1GB Corsair PC2-6400 is $99 (CDN)
And 2 x 1GB Corsair PC2-6400 (C4) is only $119 bucks!
This is the only memory you would need - so, for $120 you are done.
4GB is useless, and silly actually if you do not have 64-bit OS.
Regards
 

bobbknight

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Its funny how people have no concept of import fees and duty's, as many of us are in the USA and import costs are low we pay less for things than elsewhere in the world.
I recall one place that I visited in Africa where a box of sssd 3.5" floppies were $36 for a box of 10, this was back when you could get the same box for about $12 in the USA. The rest of the cost was import fees.
Now as to your question: I would go for the Supertalent ram if I were in the same situation as you.
 

wolverin0

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those are my country prices, i dont care about prices in your country =) thats why i posted
 

The_OGS

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Yes, sorry... I noticed you had asked in USD (which has always been cheaper than Canadian) so I was surprised! I notice that $120 = ~375 Argentine pesos.
Anyway,
RAM, wich to buy?
If you have 64-bit OS then get 4GB - but it is quite a lot.
Otherwise the 2x1GB GSkill DDR2 800mhz will be great, it will even OC your rig to 400MHz FSB coreclock.
Maybe pay more for the Dominator if you knew you were going to OC for sure. It will offer you great timings right away at full rated speed, and should do 3-4-4-10 with a little coaxing...
But I would just buy the GSkill. Or regular C4 Corsair if they have it
I bought this (GSkill) stuff last year for $268. It's nicely priced and does the job for me
Yes faromic, I think it's the same nice C4 stuff. It's obscene how prices have fallen since last year (me too)...
L8R
 

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2x2 having 3.5+Gb is a good thing, and for gaming cl4 vs cl5 is worth 1-2fps on your high frame rates, and nothing at all on your average...
 

Mike666

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Hi Guys!
Which is better?
DDR2 Kingmax 1066mhz 2x1GB
DDR2 Kingstone 800mhz 2x1GB
Price is same and i dont know how much the brandname counts.

 

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