Which one should I keep? Corsair XMS2 or Super Talent?

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I have 2 of them on my hand now.
Currently Super Talent T800UX2GC4 2GB is being used on my PC ,and Corsair XMS2 TWIN2x2048-6400PRO is just sitting on my room.

Which one should I keep?

I spent $290 on Super talent last year, what? its selling $122on newegg? 8O
 

XMSYellowbeard

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I have 2 of them on my hand now.
Currently Super Talent T800UX2GC4 2GB is being used on my PC ,and Corsair XMS2 TWIN2x2048-6400PRO is just sitting on my room.

Which one should I keep?

I spent $290 on Super talent last year, what? its selling $122on newegg? 8O
Can you give me ALL the info from the stickers on the Corsair. Some of the PC6400 Pro was made with Micron D9. Not sure what's in the ST however, the ICs will influence any resale value for either kit if that it what you are considering.
 

Track

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I have 2 of them on my hand now.
Currently Super Talent T800UX2GC4 2GB is being used on my PC ,and Corsair XMS2 TWIN2x2048-6400PRO is just sitting on my room.

Which one should I keep?

I spent $290 on Super talent last year, what? its selling $122on newegg? 8O
Can you give me ALL the info from the stickers on the Corsair. Some of the PC6400 Pro was made with Micron D9. Not sure what's in the ST however, the ICs will influence any resale value for either kit if that it what you are considering.

They only made those with Micron D9 chips a year ago.
There are none on the market.
 

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I have 2 of them on my hand now.
Currently Super Talent T800UX2GC4 2GB is being used on my PC ,and Corsair XMS2 TWIN2x2048-6400PRO is just sitting on my room.

Which one should I keep?

I spent $290 on Super talent last year, what? its selling $122on newegg? 8O

Tough one, last year ST used Micron D9's in T800UX2GC4, I think they use Promos now and their QC is way down.
Don't know about Corsair.
 

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List of chips used on DDR2 RAM modules

On the Corsair XMS2 Pro, depends on what revision it is. See list below.

PC2-6400C4PRO Rev 1.1 & 1.2 & 1.3 Micron D9Gxx (B6-x)
4.0-4-4-12 @ 2.1V



PC2-6400C4PRO Rev 2.1 & 2.2
4.0-4-4-12 @ 2.1V
ProMOS

PC2-6400C4PRO Rev 3.1
4.0-4-4-12 @ 2.1V
Elpida H

PC2-6400C4PRO Rev 4.1
4.0-4-4-12 @ 2.1V
Infineon C

PC2-6400PRO Rev 1.1
5.0-5-5-12 @ 1.9V
Micron D9Dxx (BT-x)

PC2-6400PRO Rev 1.2
5.0-5-5-12 @ 1.9V
Micron B

PC2-6400PRO Rev 1.3 & 1.4 & 1.5
5.0-5-5-12 @ 1.9V
Micron D9Gxx (B6-x)

PC2-6400PRO Rev 1.6
5.0-5-5-12 @ 1.9V
Micron B

PC2-6400PRO Rev 2.1 & 2.2
5.0-5-5-12 @ 1.9V
Elpida

PC2-6400PRO Rev 2.3
5.0-5-5-12 @ 1.9V
Elpida H

PC2-6400PRO Rev 3.1 & 3.2
5.0-5-5-12 @ 1.9V
Infineon B/C

PC2-6400PRO Rev 4.1 & 4.2
5.0-5-5-12 @ 1.9V
ProMOS

PC2-6400PRO Rev 5.1
5.0-5-5-12 @ 1.9V
Nanya

Your Super Talent ram uses mainly the Micron D9 memory modules as shown below.

PC2-6400

T800UX2GC4
4.0-4-3-8 @ 2.2V

ProMOS

Micron D9GCT (B6-37E)

Micron D9GMH (B6-3)

Micron D9GKX (B6-25E)

Micron D9DQT (BT-3)

Hope this helps.
 

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You might want to stick to things you know. I have seen users recently buying the Pro sticks and getting the Micron revisions.

And, EVERY RAM manufacturer out there worth mentioning is using Promos ICs at times as well as Quimonda and others.

I have 2 of them on my hand now.
Currently Super Talent T800UX2GC4 2GB is being used on my PC ,and Corsair XMS2 TWIN2x2048-6400PRO is just sitting on my room.

Which one should I keep?

I spent $290 on Super talent last year, what? its selling $122on newegg? 8O
Can you give me ALL the info from the stickers on the Corsair. Some of the PC6400 Pro was made with Micron D9. Not sure what's in the ST however, the ICs will influence any resale value for either kit if that it what you are considering.

They only made those with Micron D9 chips a year ago.
There are none on the market.
 

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You might want to stick to things you know. I have seen users recently buying the Pro sticks and getting the Micron revisions.

And, EVERY RAM manufacturer out there worth mentioning is using Promos ICs at times as well as Quimonda and others.

Thats funny. Everything I know about Corsair RAM I learned from RedBeard.

The revisions that had Micron D9 were outed after only a few months. They make up only 1% of the modules.

And I dont care that every manufacturer is making RAM with PROMOS chips, I dont want those.
I'm buying REAL RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231065
 

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Well, what you obviously don't know is what we do with the (admittedly small) percentage of Micron D9 ICs that do not meet the PC8500 bin. Those are used in the PC6400C4 Pro and PC6400 Dominator. The PC6400 Dominator is now discontinued and replaced with the Promos based PC6400DHX models. So, "some" PC6400C4 Pro could still today be made with Micron D9s. And, none of us know how old the OPs modules are.

It is very clear from all your postings that you don't like Promos ICs. That's great. But remember, this thread is not about what you want, like, or don't like. So, until we know more about the OPs revision of modules, it's a pointless discussion. He may have Promos or Micron based versions of either memory listed here, ST or Corsair. So, I am focusing on my customer's needs here, not yours.

You might want to stick to things you know. I have seen users recently buying the Pro sticks and getting the Micron revisions.

And, EVERY RAM manufacturer out there worth mentioning is using Promos ICs at times as well as Quimonda and others.

Thats funny. Everything I know about Corsair RAM I learned from RedBeard.

The revisions that had Micron D9 were outed after only a few months. They make up only 1% of the modules.

And I dont care that every manufacturer is making RAM with PROMOS chips, I dont want those.
I'm buying REAL RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231065
 

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Well, what you obviously don't know is what we do with the (admittedly small) percentage of Micron D9 ICs that do not meet the PC8500 bin. Those are used in the PC6400C4 Pro and PC6400 Dominator. The PC6400 Dominator is now discontinued and replaced with the Promos based PC6400DHX models. So, "some" PC6400C4 Pro could still today be made with Micron D9s. And, none of us know how old the OPs modules are.
So, you are continuing the Micron D9-based DDR2-800 modules, under the latest revision of the 6400C4 Pro?
Thats fantastic!
Price them well ( :lol: ), and you may have a competitor against G.SKill's HZs.
It is very clear from all your postings that you don't like Promos ICs.

I'll tell u what I dont like.
You people creating PROMOS-based modules and pricing them alongside other companies' Micron D9-based modules.
And on top of that, u dont even make any DDR2-800 Micron D9 modules.
So thats 2:0 for G.Skill.
 

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Congratulations on your purchase or future purchase of memory. Have a nice day Track. :D

Well, what you obviously don't know is what we do with the (admittedly small) percentage of Micron D9 ICs that do not meet the PC8500 bin. Those are used in the PC6400C4 Pro and PC6400 Dominator. The PC6400 Dominator is now discontinued and replaced with the Promos based PC6400DHX models. So, "some" PC6400C4 Pro could still today be made with Micron D9s. And, none of us know how old the OPs modules are.
So, you are continuing the Micron D9-based DDR2-800 modules, under the latest revision of the 6400C4 Pro?
Thats fantastic!
Price them well ( :lol: ), and you may have a competitor against G.SKill's HZs.
It is very clear from all your postings that you don't like Promos ICs.

I'll tell u what I dont like.
You people creating PROMOS-based modules and pricing them alongside other companies' Micron D9-based modules.
And on top of that, u dont even make any DDR2-800 Micron D9 modules.
So thats 2:0 for G.Skill.
 

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Congratulations on your purchase or future purchase of memory. Have a nice day Track. :D

You're not even going to try to get me to buy Corsair?
What I buy, I will buy 4GB of.

You know what you can do to make me want to buy your products?
MAKE GOOD ONES.

I want you to say "G.Skill is better than Corsair". Say it so that you can become better. It's the first step.
 

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Well, what you obviously don't know is what we do with the (admittedly small) percentage of Micron D9 ICs that do not meet the PC8500 bin. Those are used in the PC6400C4 Pro and PC6400 Dominator. The PC6400 Dominator is now discontinued and replaced with the Promos based PC6400DHX models. So, "some" PC6400C4 Pro could still today be made with Micron D9s. And, none of us know how old the OPs modules are.

It is very clear from all your postings that you don't like Promos ICs. That's great. But remember, this thread is not about what you want, like, or don't like. So, until we know more about the OPs revision of modules, it's a pointless discussion. He may have Promos or Micron based versions of either memory listed here, ST or Corsair. So, I am focusing on my customer's needs here, not yours.

You might want to stick to things you know. I have seen users recently buying the Pro sticks and getting the Micron revisions.

And, EVERY RAM manufacturer out there worth mentioning is using Promos ICs at times as well as Quimonda and others.

Thats funny. Everything I know about Corsair RAM I learned from RedBeard.

The revisions that had Micron D9 were outed after only a few months. They make up only 1% of the modules.

And I dont care that every manufacturer is making RAM with PROMOS chips, I dont want those.
I'm buying REAL RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231065

Hey Yellow,
This is a response I got back from one of you Corsair beard guys.

Keep in mind we never sent the 6400C4D to review sites. In fact, the 6400C4D was, from the get-go, designed as a lower cost Dominator based on a Promos part, and was never intended to have Micron ICs on it. We have always specified what version numbers equate to which ICs are being used on our forums, and as far as I know, we’re the only manufacturer to do this. We also do not change the ICs on high-end parts, such as the 8500s or 6400C3s, unless an IC performs BETTER than the current IC.



With the 6400C4Ds, the only reason there were Micron-based parts in the channel is because it was a downbin path from the standard Micron-based parts like the 8500C5. If a Micron-based part failed at 8500C5, we’d move it to 6400C4. Because of technical issues, we label these different IC-based parts with different revision numbers.



Thank you for being so understanding, and I hope you will consider Corsair in the future for your upgrades.

Anyway, as you can see, Corsair thinks Promo based chips qualify as High Performance Chips. That is why I went with this ram. Oh and btw Track, if I were you I would pass on the GSkill and go straight for the Team memory. The heatspreaders come separate, so you can plainly see that they use D9 chips. Look at me! I am better at making a valid point then an official Corsair rep.

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