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Darren Bob Jun 22, 2004, 01:05am EDT Report Abuse
I am looking to buy another stick of memory and I am wondering which one will give me better performance?
I notice that the cas latenciy is different on both of them and wondering what the difference is in there
performance because i do not know a whole lot about memory. Or does any one recommend a different brand?

Mushkin 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - Retail
- Specifications -
Manufacturer: Mushkin
Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 2.5-4-4
Support Voltage: 2.6V
Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
Organization: 64M x 64 -Bit
Warranty: Lifetime

OR

Kingston 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - Retail
- Specifications -
Manufacturer: Kingston
Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 3-3-3
Support Voltage: 2.6V
Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
Organization: 64M x 64 -Bit
Warranty: Lifetime


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Michael C Jun 22, 2004, 01:18am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
i dont think you will noticed a difference between either of them actually. i know latency can make a big difference in performance. because the mushkin one is 2.5-4-4 compared to the 3-3-3, the mushkin should be better.

Michael A. Jun 22, 2004, 03:27am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
I would probably go for the Mushkin. Either way will work fine though as long as the prices aren't too bad. If they are really pricey you may want to consider some of the next generation RAM.

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Darren Bob Jun 22, 2004, 08:17pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
Ya i may just go for the mushkin memory. It is $77 and the Kingston was $81.

Michael C Jun 22, 2004, 08:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
yep its better, get it :)

DarK_SlayeR Jun 22, 2004, 10:11pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
Yeah, Mushkin does run a little bit faster and cost the same or less as other kinds


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Corvus Raven Jun 22, 2004, 10:24pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
I think I would go with which ever had the better price as they are fairly well matched.

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angryhippy Jun 24, 2004, 04:53am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
I think they both suck! Those are way to high latencys for PC3200. You want a minimum of 2.5-3-3-6.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-1...amp;depa=0

Geil Value Series 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200
-OEM

Model# GL512PC3200B
Item # N82E16820144305
Specifications:
Manufacturer: Geil
Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 2.5 6-3-3
Support Voltage: 2.55V-2.85V
Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
Organization: 64M x 64 -Bit
Special Features: With Extreme Performance Heat Spreader
Warranty: Lifetime

$85.00 Watch this tutorial on Latency

http://www.corsairmicro.com/memory_basics/153707/index.html

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Supreet Virdi Jun 24, 2004, 05:09am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
i agree with Payton here......even though Samsung makes great chips too

angryhippy Jun 24, 2004, 05:32am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
Ya I had a cheapo stick of Samsung PC2700 512MB DDR I paid like $40 or $45 for. When I got my new board I was overclocking that sucker to 400MHz without a problem. I didn't even have to jack the DIMM voltage.

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Josh Butler Jun 24, 2004, 05:20pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
The giel is definately the way you want to go, I just got 2 sticks o the 512 the other day, and they are running great.

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Corvus Raven Jun 24, 2004, 11:16pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
Giel is good, they have been making RAM/Chips for years. Not available where I am, so I went with Corsair.

But one only can work with what one can get.

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Corvus Raven Jun 24, 2004, 11:20pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
Not that Corsaair is bad.. Giel is just cheaper. And still a very good quality.

Has anyone hera bothered with.. ..Some brand that BusinessDepot, FutureShop.. Azen? or something like that.. cheapest crap I ever had experience with.. didn't fit properly and 3 out of 5 sticks wouldn't be recignised during POST. ~50$ CAN when everythingelse was nearer 70$ CAN for 512$ (or 256.. I forget which .. about 3years back.)

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ATI Radeon 9700 Pro @0
Enermax 500W p/s (ok.
Nathan Bergen Jun 24, 2004, 11:38pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
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I like Corsair myself.... if you can find a good 2-3-2-6 stick...wow.

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Darren Bob Jun 27, 2004, 01:09pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
Will ddr pc3200 400 mhz run at 400 mhz on my amd 2500 barton 333 fsb? I do not plan to overclock my processor. My motherboard supports ddr 400 too.

Darren Bob Jun 27, 2004, 01:12pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
Oh and will the ddr 400 mhz run at 333 mhz?

Corvus Raven Jun 27, 2004, 03:05pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
The RAM will work @333.

If you increased the bus speed to 400, then the ram will work @400
(assuming your timings are ok. And that your board can be over clocked some)

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AMD XP 2800+ @ 0.0 GHz 0MHz FSB (overheating for no appearent reason)
(2) - Corsair XMS512-3500C2 (5-2-2-2T) @ 0MHz
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro @0
Enermax 500W p/s (ok.
Jody Gerut Jun 27, 2004, 03:15pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
darren, what a mistake not to overclock the 2500+. its an awesome processor to oc. you get a noticable performance increase. i can get 190fsb at 2.09ghz with no voltage increase and 100% stabilty. then it least you will get more use out of your pc3200 and get better performance, btw i am using corsair pc3200 matched pair in dual channel at 2-2-3-6 timings

angryhippy Jun 27, 2004, 04:36pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
The 400 will run at 333. If you can set your CPU to DRAM ratio to 3:4, the 400 will run overclocked at 444, with the FSB of the CPU at 333. The advantage of running the PC3200 at 333 is (depending on the ram) you can use tighter timings. Or run it at stock but have room to upgrade the CPU to a 400. That being said none of that is a gimme, and you won't know till you try. The best advice is buy somewhere that has a good return policy.

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Darren Bob Jun 27, 2004, 07:02pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
What type of heatsink would you recommend for the 2500+ for the overclocking?

angryhippy Jun 27, 2004, 07:15pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which is a better stick of memory?
I'm an Intel guy. Definitely the wrong guy to ask. I use a Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu which also fits AMD. But the AMDs run hotter so I don't know if it has the stuff to cool an OCd AMD.

http://www.casecooler.com/zacnpe4andam.html

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