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Old 07-09-05, 04:36 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Need Ram Suggestions! Upgrading to 2 GBs. currently have BH 5 Mushkins.


As the title says, I am upgrading to 2 Gigs. I read thru this entire forum hoping to see if this has been answered but since it was not here i am. Now, on to my question. I currently have the famous Mushkin Winbond BH-5 chipped Lvl 2 PC 3500 black pcb ram. these are the 512x2 installed. If anyone has this ramset, which 512x2 combo should i go for? I was looking at some 1gbx2 sets also. should i just buy a whole new set or is there a known compatible ram set out there that will work with the mushkins i have now. and just in case, i want to use mushkin brand if using my current ram.

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What are you going to be running it in? What is your budget?

Tell us that, and we can probably tell you what kind of ram would be best for you.

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What are you going to be running it in? What is your budget?

Tell us that, and we can probably tell you what kind of ram would be best for you.

I am running it on:

CPU: P4 3.4c@3.6GHz, Cooled By Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2
Mobo: Asus P4P800 Deluxe
RAM: Mushkin Level 2 PC3500 1 GB [2-3-2-6]
Video: Sapphire ATi X800XT Platinum Edition


my budget is anything lower than 250.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 07-09-05, 07:48 PM   #4
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Are you sure those are BH-5 and not CH-5 BH-5 is 2,2,2,5 timings CH-5 is 2,3,2,6 timings? What are the rated timings on the sticker?

Personally with a p4 I might look for a different type of ram other than BH die becuase they benefit alot less from tight timings than Dothans and AMDs do.

Mushkin 1gb kits of BH-5 ussually come up on ebay for about $160 to $200 depending on the day. CH-5 can be had for $120 a gig on ebay and other places.

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yeah these are the bh 5 chips. they are rated 2225 but i could only get them to 2326.
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anyone have any thoughts on this memory? ive been looking at this one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146425
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yeah, i can get the mushkin for 240 shipped though. think i should still go for the OCZ?

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okay, now my question is, which 2 gb kit should i go for? same price range of 250 and lower. im looking at the mushkin and OCZ one for now. any others?
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