Sarching for the ultimate DDR RAM

By MutantToad
May 17, 2005
  1. Hey all,

    Here is a very general question: What is the best DDR RAM?

    Narrowing it down:
    Must be unbuffered
    Must have low latency (max 3-3-3-7)
    Must be comptible with DFI LANParty SLI-DR mobo
    Must have no heatspreader, unless in a 2GB module

    My selection so far is the Crucial CT12864Z40B. Anyone have any other suggestions?
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    corsair makes some good stuff, i'd check thier products out too.
  3. MutantToad

    MutantToad TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, but the only problem with Corsair is that I cant get 4 gigs of memory onto the mobo (I don't think it will fit in the slots.) Any other recommendations?

  4. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    thats alot of ram

    I own corsair and i love it, altough if that wont work, mushkin, kingston, ocz god there alot of good brands. Just get a b rand with a lifetime warranty. Stay away from patriot and Rosewill.... :dead:


    BTW-other then for a server, why do you need 4gigs RAM??
  5. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    What exactly is a "lifetime warranty"? Does the warranty die with you or with your ram? :)
  6. MutantToad

    MutantToad TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, 4 gigs is a lot, but I want ultimate performance :). Does Kingston have 1 GB unbuffered non-heatspreader memory modules? Back to the original topic, any other suggestions for good memory?
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    More ram won't increase your performance, you do know that, right ? 2GB is already overkill, let alone 4GB. If you want to run this much Ram reliably, you'll probably need registered Ram & a motherboard that supports it.
  8. MutantToad

    MutantToad TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know that, but it is still nice to have 4 gigs (It does perform better in some things than 1 gig.) My mobo does support that much.

  9. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Well 1GB of PC3200 will run as fast as 4GB of PC3200. A very big game will probably work (slightly) faster when more ram is installed but I have yet to see a game use up more then 700/800mb of ram.

    & when you add so much ram, the motherboard will probably slow down the speed or increase the latency in a major way just so everything can run reliably. Let's not even get into the single-sided / double-sided problem.
  10. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    in addition to didou's valid point, the extra money spent on the extra 3 gigs of ram could go towards a graphics card or something else more useful.
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