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BLIssID

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hey guys, i'm thinking of picking up some Corsair 3200 2x512 twinpack from newegg. I feel i need a upgrade before i fry my 512 PC2100 :)

Now i'm wondering, what kind of chips do these come with?
correct me if i'm wrong, but i think they are BH6?

also would i notice any difference with getting BH5 chips?

thanks for any info, and happy holidays! :)
 

Bobby

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Welcome to the forums!!!



Save your money. Corsair XMS 3200c2 are either ch-5 or overclocked PC2700 memory (bh-6)

There's a lot of buzz about the Kingston HyperX PC3000 having bh-5 chips and costing much less. The 2-2-2-6 timing is the giveaway. Most are getting over pc 3500 speeds from these.

Kingston PC3000 2x256mb kit $109

Kingston PC3000 512mb $115

Only downside to these are that there's a limit of one per customer.

-Bobby
 
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BLIssID

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what about these, they look good:

2x512

/edit, How well does kingston do with memory timings?
i'm looking to run @ around 2-2-2-5 @ 200fsb
 
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Bobby

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Corsair doesn't make PC3500 anymore. You'd have to go with their PC3700.

I personally had bad experience with them and wouldn't buy any of their products again. They're overpriced and there's much better modules from other companies.

-Bobby
 

Bobby

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Hey, you edited your post :p

Those are Ch-5 IC's. You don't want them.

Mushkin Lvl II are bh-5. They cost a bit more ($289) but they're worth the price.

-Bobby
 
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BLIssID

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Bobby said:
Hey, you edited your post :p

Those are Ch-5 IC's. You don't want them.

Mushkin Lvl II are bh-5. They cost a bit more ($289) but they're worth the price.

-Bobby

oooo :eek: Thats some great memory.
i think i might just pick these up.

$290, but i'm sure as hell its going to be worth it!!!!!

thanks :)
 

Bobby

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Grandpa Dan said:
Bobby's right that mushkin is the goods. Nothing better on the market right now.

Um...

I have Twinmos PC3700 with 4.3ns IC's (true pc3700 IC's) and they work better than the Mushkins. I ordered a pair and they came in last week but they didn't work as well as my Twinmos so I returned them. My Twinmos isn't the Twister series so I don't know how they compare but they're the same as the 256mb modules that MemoryX.net has.

-Bobby
 
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i think it depends on how well your board likes the memory you put in it.

i'm sure that mushkin would work great on my board.
 

Bobby

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Grandpa Dan said:
Was referring to the mushkin link you provided.;)

I know :p

I ordered a pair after the raves I've read here. Mushkin didn't work better than my Twinmos so for me, there is better ;)

-Bobby