help deciding what RAM would be better - what brand?

By mattw
Feb 10, 2006
  1. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    That second site doesn't list any specs for the RAM. Either set would probably be just fine. If you're looking to overclock then you may want to look at higher end RAM. If you're using an AMD64 CPU, value ram is just fine.
  2. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    always try to get the lowest CAS and heatspreders
  3. sjps220

    sjps220 TS Rookie Posts: 106

    I agree with swker98 on the heatspreaders and CAS

    In terms of brands, I have had good experiences with OCZ and I know 3 other people who have it and they all like it.
  4. Druegan

    Druegan TS Rookie

    I'd personally recommend a third option...

    Mushkin XP3200 ram.. Mushkin tends to get overlooked a lot, but they've been around a long time and make some good products. The XP3200 is dual channel, DDR400, and runs at VERY tight 2-2-2-5 timings. Uses the Samsung TCCP chips. They also come with a heatspreader. Plus, depending on how shipping to the UK works, they might save you a bit of money. has the Mushkin XP3200 Dual Pack (2x512mb DIMMs) for $159.99 as of this posting. This is the same ram that I used when I put together my new beast a few weeks ago, and it rocks.

    Link for you:

    Hope it helps.
  5. mattw

    mattw TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    thanks for the help folks... ^^ i will defo look into that :)

    thanks again
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    what does your manual say for your motherboard?

    brands are irrelavent if they won't work on your system!
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