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RAM advice please? Am looking for suggestions! Thanks!





Dwyer17
Hey all,

I currently have CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWINX1024-3200XLPRO - Retail on my computer. Very nice memory. Extreme low latency of 2-2-2-5. Great for overclocking.

I'm pretty sure I need more memory. 2GB would be nice.
I am looking for pretty much the same grade memory. Low latency, quality, and value. Dual channel would also be nice. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me? Could you please steer me in the right direction? I've been shopping around for a bit, but the selection is too huge.

Another thing... Should I buy new memory, sell the old? Or simply add-on to my current? Hmm...

So yeah, any suggestions or good experiences?

Thanks much!

-Erik
psycosquirrel
If your motherboard has 4 RAM slots, get another gig (2x512mb) of the exact same RAM (or similar). Corsair XMS is the greatest RAM ever, I wouldn't use anything else. Here is your RAM on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145559

If you want to sell your RAM, get 2x1Gb sticks of Corsair XMS and run them in 1T: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145486 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145587 (if you want better timings)

You don't really need that tight of timings, especially if you are running in 1T with dual channeling 2x1Gb sticks. But it always is nice to have that sexy of RAM Very Happy
Dwyer17
The memory you linked to on newegg that you said is mine isn't the same model as mine is. I have the 12 LEDs, not those tempeture and voltage LEDs. But anyways, yeah, those are some nice memorys you linked me to. I've been looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145587 it seems like that would be what I need. It sure is expensive though. I'm not sure if I'd be willing to spend that much. I'm sure my used memory could bring back at least $50 though. Hmm... Choosing computer parts is a time taking task.
diduknowthat
Just make sure your motherboard isn't one of those that runs slower with all 4 dimms filled up. If so, then you're better off selling old ram and purchasing 2X1GB sticks.
psycosquirrel
That is 1T vs 2T. If he has a high-end mobo, he may be fine. I know if he only runs with 2 dimms, then he will definently be able to run 1T.

Most of the time, the difference between 1T and 2T is not noticable. It is usually the processor or video card, not the memory, that causes problems.
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