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Ay mates!

I'm planning on upgrading from a Crucial Ballistix 2GB (4x512MB sticks) PC2-6400 to a 4GB (2x2GB sticks)

I'm using Windows XP SP2 32-bit

But which should I buy? (PC2-6400)

Corsair or OCZ or Mushkin?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010170147+1052315794+1052416064&name=DDR2+800+(PC2+6400)

Would appreciate any advice and help :sol:
 
Hello and welcome to the fourms mate :)
Corsair,OCZ and Mushkin are all good brands, go for the RAM that has
4-4-4-x or lower timings and has a good cooling (for example OCZ REAPER rams have good coolings )
 

Sonata2k8

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I saw this rams on newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227270
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227267
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220293
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231148
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144099
Those are Cas Latency 4

And also checked this rams:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145176
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220227

Thx for the advice =)
 

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ok i was going to go with either that reaper or the titanium, but havent really decided yet, but there both under a hundred dollars and they both have good timings, the rest are good but overpriced if you ask me
 


Definitely go for this one :
OCZ REAPER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227267

it has 4-4-4-15 timings (4-4-4-15 doesnt have a noticeable difference with 4-4-4-12) and also it has a very good cooling
i have 4x1GB OCZ REAPER DDR2 800 RAM with 4-4-4-15 timings and they are solid :)
 

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have u tried to OC those? and how far did u reach?
 
when i OC i try to lower the timings or set them to default and then i will lower the MHZ of the RAM
i have E6600 @ 3.2 with 1.3 voltage
RAM is @ DDR2 720 with 4-4-4-15 timings + 2.1 voltage
i can do 5-5-5-15 with higher MHZ, but i like lower timings
 

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the good news is that no matter what he chooses, the performance change will be little to none with the conroe processor, since their cache is so efficient. A good set with tight timings and a good reputation for overclocking is what you want, then consider price and you're up and running.
 

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So....should I go 4GB?? or should I stick with 2GB? :eek:

What if I buy 4GB Ballistix (4x1gb sticks)??

There's nothing wrong with Crucial Ballistix, I love those rams, but I want to go 4gb, unfortunately I didn't find 4GB Ballistix (2x2gb sticks). That's why I'm looking for other brands...

What do u say? Should I buy those OCZ Reaper? -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227267

Or should I buy another one? I leave it up to you :kaola:

Thx again for the advice mates :sol:

 

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Windows xp 32bit does not recognize 4gb. If you plan on upgrading to 64bit windows in the future, pick up 4 now, if not stick with 2
 

Sonata2k8

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So then I can go XP 64-bit? I use my pc just for gaming and starting on web design, so I hope it works fine!

I really don't like Vista, so I'll stick with XP for a while.

I asked for XP-64bit cuz I'm planning on getting 4GB and I want my OS to detect them with no issues, I've read that XP-32bit can't handle 4gb (just 3.2-3.5gb) and maybe that'll be a waste of money and power.

I really like those GeIL rams (4-4-4-12) and also the OCZ Reaper (4-4-4-15)

Is GeIL a good brand? I read that OCZ it's the best ram, I also checked on those Corsair but they're (5-5-5-18)

I'm starting to make my mind and buy those OCZ Reaper or the Titanium version or those Patriot...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227270
http://shop4.outpost.com/product/5470099?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

But...The coin's still in the air mates! LOL

BTW I have a MSI P6N Platinum mobo (just in case that matters) :kaola:
 

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anyone know how the cooling on the ocz titanium compares to the reaper? they are the same otherwise, and i wanna boost em up to 850mhz you think itll be a problem with them while keeping them at the 444-15 timings?
 
to Sonata2k8 :
both OCZ and GEIL are god brands but the GEIL one has 4-4-4-12 timings which is better than the OCZ REAPER 4-4-4-15 one but the difference isnt very much and OCZ REAPER has better cooling

to monste4321:actually the main difference between REAPER and TITANIUM is the cooling that REAPER has, no one can guarantee u to get 850MHZ with 4-4-4-15 timings, u have to test for yourself