G. Skill vs Corsair Dominator ?

By LinkedKube
Jun 13, 2007
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  1. I'm currently using G. Skill Ram, 4 sticks for ddr2 900. I'm reading revies of my motherboard, getting a bus rate of up to 400 stable. I'm currently able to get 350, stable until I run number programs to get my cpu usage above 80% across the board on all cores. I'n the review I saw, person was using corsair ram, might my ram be the issue?
  2. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    I would vote for the Corsair. G.Skill is a good company but not as great as Corsair. And correct me if I'm wrong but the Dominator's are part of the XMS Series right?
  3. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 651

    Hmmm

    Have you tried everything like loosening the timings on the memory and such ?

    All in all it could be the ram, corsair is a definate leader in performance memory, however that g.skill you have there is some good stuff also.

    Plus always remember that even if somone has the exact same setup as you all hardware although identical does not perform exactly the same. You see that a lot with hardware reviews especially for motherboards. One site will be able to jack the FSB up to xxx and the other will not get that out of the board they recieved.
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,265   +41

    yes I loosened the timings, and yes the dominator ram is party of the xms series, just trying to figure out to get more out of my rig.
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,265   +41

    So I've been reading up, apparently for overclocking to the edge, right before your pc wants to jump off the cliff you need really good quality ram. There are two versions of the dominator 800 ram i could buy, the 4 or 5 latency modules. Would faster times help with overclocking?
  6. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    I would believe the faster timings would mean better overclocking. I forgot some of this stuff a while back :).
  7. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    The faster timings are better for overclocking because they can run at higher speeds with the same timings as other slower RAM. Therefore you can reduce those timings more than you could with RAM that has more relaxed stock timings. And that means more clock speed ;)
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,265   +41

    Very nice, thx. off to buy corsair then i guess.
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,265   +41

  10. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Wow, those are some nice timings for DDR2-800. The stuff I'm getting for my upgrade is 4-4-4-12 at PC2-6400. At least it can hit DDR2-1000 at 5-5-5-15 I read somewhere ;)

    But that stuff you're getting should hit like 1250MHz (PC2-10000) at 5-5-5-18.
  11. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,265   +41

    If you're going to overclock you might want to look for micron d9 chips
     
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