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i was wondering what DDR 400 ram should i get. i play a lot of games and i upgraded a while ago and had old (X2) 256 ddr 266 and it sucks because it bottlenecks my X1900GT and i think it time for a ram upgrade and my money limit is $200 CAN at the max:cry: . i was thinking somthing like the OCZ Premiere Series 1GB DDR400 Dual Channel Kit. but i dont know if thats good for overclocking. and i was thinking does it really matter about dual channle. soo i would like to see what you guys think i should get.:D
 
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Two 512MB DDR400 Corsair non-high speed rams
 
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i was hopeing for high speed ram
 

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Two 512MB DDR400 Corsair non-high speed rams
What the hell kind of answer is that?

anyhow, if you are running stock speeds, get the lowest latency ram you can afford. 2GB is better than 1GB anyday and if you crank up the resolutions/settings you'll definitely need more. Almost all low latency ram will overclock quite well if you loosen up the timings a touch. NCIX is the best online store in Canada with the best deals.
 

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you want 1GB or 2?
 

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I have that set of OCZ, and it will run with no errors at 2-3-3-3 at 2.9 volts 225=450 Mhz.
 

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The motherboard I have now limits me to 2.6 volts so I run it error free at 2.5-3-3-3 200=400MHZ
 

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Mushkin offer far better :D 2GB HP3200 if you shop around you can probably find it close to $200. The stuff should do pretty well too, DDR480 or so @ 2.5-3-3 timings, and possibly DDR500+ @ 3-3-3 timings.
 

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Mushkin offer far better :D 2GB HP3200 if you shop around you can probably find it close to $200. The stuff should do pretty well too, DDR480 or so @ 2.5-3-3 timings, and possibly DDR500+ @ 3-3-3 timings.
You always forget Tras, which is a major boost in my option, along with cache latency
 
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well i was wanting 1Gig and my mother bord can run up to ddr 533 and ddr400 Dual channel
 

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OCZ isn't bad for overclocking, I live in the states so Mushkin is much harder to come by.

But with RAM, you more or less get what you pay for, so keep that in mind.
 

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You always forget Tras, which is a major boost in my option, along with cache latency
Tras isnt that important, for DDR anything in the range of 6-8 on 939 boards is common, and 99% of sticks use that as a Tras setting anyway.
 
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should i get ddr 533 or less or ddr400 dualchannel?
 

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I think you should go for which ever one you find the better deal for, since there is not much of a noticable diff from what I hear. I could be wrong, if no deals the 533
 

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Tras isnt that important, for DDR anything in the range of 6-8 on 939 boards is common, and 99% of sticks use that as a Tras setting anyway.
Tell that to my 5-10 frame boost in bf2, from turning down tras from 5 to 3, but I admit, I only gained 200 points in 3dmark 05. Only a small 1% but its something.
 
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i think i'll get muskin but what muskin should i get from NCIX?
 

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im not a canadian rep, but if u post the ncix link ill point out the best mushkin stuff they stock
 

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where is that here or at ncix?
 

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this looks ok but I'm gtg now and cant look around for others. wonder if theres heat spreaders on this stuff.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18389&vpn=996518&manufacture=MUSHKIN
that is DDR2 not DDR :p

and This is the best within your price bracket nick. if you can stretch the extra $$$ for 2GB i'd recomment that as apps are fast chewing through 1GB these days, especially games. the link in my previous post takes u to where u can buy direct from mushkin, and see reviews of the HP3200 for yourself. unlike other manufacturers, us guys at mushkin dont expect you to take our word for it that the stuff is good, we let the reviews do that :cool:
 
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well thanks for the help but now i'm thinking of going with ocz ok
 

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your call man, if you check AMDzone out though, you will see the OCZ getting utterly demolished by all other memory in that roundup review. dont expect it to clock as well and expect it to cost more. dont take my word on it, just check the AMDzones roundup review.