Ram help/suggestions

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by sholnay, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. sholnay

    sholnay Active Member

    Apr 24, 2005
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    Wellington NZ || Dallas TX
    My last ram purchase was 4 years ago for bleeding edge pc2100.

    I recently began purchasing new equipment and I am at the ram stage now - my motherboard - Abit AN8-Ultra - accepts DDR400 with dual channel and all that good stuff.

    I was browsing Newegg and found these two items:
    CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
    Timing TCCD 2-2-2-5

    price: $183.00

    and this:
    mushkin XP3200 Dual Pack 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
    Timing 2-2-2

    price: $165.89

    I am quite confused on the timing side of things - I mean, I remember way back when SD 100 ram had a timing of 2 or 3 - it was pretty much that simple. Now there are all these numbers - which ones are better to have lower? why is there 4 on the corsair and 3 on the mushkin?...

    any help is appreciated! also if you have some suggestions on different ram - please share! or any links to better prices [​IMG]

    price wise - the lower the better. 180 would be my absolute top spending price for ram.
  2. Red-Level

    Red-Level New Member

    Apr 16, 2005
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    I have two sticks of 512 PC3500 DDR2. I'm very satisfied with them, my computer is rock solid and fast. I'm gonna upgrade to 2 gigs before long of the same stuff. I'll look for a link.
  3. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

    Oct 27, 2003
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    Grande Prairie, AB, Can
    DO NOT get the DDR2.

    why do people recommend stuff when its incompatible??

    And as for the ram there, both have TCCD/TCC3 ram chips, and I believe both are on the Brainpower PCB. So going with either will work just fine.

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