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Old 03-25-03, 07:06 PM Thread Starter   #1

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Crucial or Kingson hyperX?

I'm looking to get a stick of 256mb PC2700, then pick up another one down the road. Should I get the Crucial which is only $39, or would there be a benefit to going with the Kingston HyperX Which is like $8 more? If it's going to be the same, I'll just go crucial. I do hope to OC mildly, maybe more in the future... Any other brands I should know about? I can't spend much more than the hyperX costs, so nobody tell me to get XMS PC3500 or anything.

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Old 03-25-03, 11:19 PM   #3
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I just picked up some HyperX PC3000. All seems well so far at 180MHz 2-2-2-1T, default voltage. I know that this is still actually below spec, but above this fsb my hd usually gets corrupted.

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Old 03-26-03, 02:31 AM   #4

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8 BUCKS?!?!?! This is about 8 bucks?!?!

The Kingston HYPER series looks good on paper in that it is CAS 2 CL 2 ram made to run at the fastest memory timings. It's not expensive compared to Corsair XMS. I dont know if the Kingston Hyper can take OCing the FSB. If so it would be a cheap alternative to Corsair XMS.

OTOH Crucial, for all their claims of quality which may very well be true, does NOT sell CAS 2 CL2 ram. I e mailed them back and forth about this and said " If I cant OC the ram OR run it at the fastest memory timings then why would I pay extra for Crucial when it can get PNY on sale at Comp USA for less"?

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Old 03-28-03, 12:24 PM Thread Starter   #5

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Cool, I'll go for the HyperX, thanks!
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Old 03-28-03, 08:34 PM   #6

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yes, go with the hyperX if u have the money (8 Bucks!!!)

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