Compatible memory?

By Edgehead
Jun 6, 2008
  1. Hi everyone,
    One stick of my system memory died lately and I am planning to buy some new ones. I own an ECS nforce3-A939 mobo and i know the best memory I can put in is 2gb of DDR 3200 dual channel.
    The thing is, I want to buy a kit of OCZ Platinum 3200 dual channel (2x1gb). Unfortunately, OCZ's memory configurator only sugesting me Value Series 3200.

    Is the platinum series compatible with my mobo or I'll be wasting my money?

    Thank You
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Go to and use their configuration finder. You won't find better memory than Crucial. Then once you discover what works, you can buy any brand.
    Value Ram is OK, provided you don't need the high speed for gaming or image editing software. It is "value" because the chips on the module may be from a number of sources, not tested, and not likely to work at the higher speeds.
    There is a much marketing as technology in most memory modules. Reliability wins out over marketing for our computers... thus, Crucial, Kingston, Infineon, and Corsair are our likely choices.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

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