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Best memory for my system???

Discussion in 'Memory' started by StevieP, 1 Jun 2006.

  1. StevieP

    Soldato

    Joined: 2 Jan 2004

    Posts: 7,166

    Location: Chesterfield

    I want to upgrade from my 2 sticks of 512mb (3200) memory to 2 sticks of 1gb memory - my question is, with my mobo and processor (see sig) is 3200 memory the fastest I can get or is there some faster??

    Also, can anyone recommend a brand?? I've had Geil Value before and its always been OK - decent performance for not too expensive price!!

    Cheers

    StevieP
     
  2. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    PC3200 is fine, you only need PC4000 or faster if you want to overclock 1:1. But you can still overclock using a divider without taking a performance hit.

    Mushkin 2GB DDR EM3200 Enhanced Performance Dual Channel Kit (2x1GB) CAS3 (991461) (MY-006-MK) £129.19 inc VAT

    Is probably the best value for money at the moment, cheaper than Geil Value RAM and has better timings.
     
  3. StevieP

    Soldato

    Joined: 2 Jan 2004

    Posts: 7,166

    Location: Chesterfield

    I'm not looking to overclock to be honest (I'd probably burn my house down in the process if I did!! ;) )

    That memory is CAS 3?? I thought the lower the number the better???

    StevieP
     
  4. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    I assumed you work looking for a "value for money" kit when you mentioned Geil Value.

    Lower timings are better, and if you can afford it, go for the OCZ Platinum PC3200 which have timings of 2-3-2-5.
     
  5. booyaka

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 13,564

    or the g skill ZX (cas 2) with the same timings as the OCZ