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Geil Ultra Platinum 1GB (2x512) PC-4400

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jnguyen

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Jul 18, 2004
What's your opinion on this ram? i might plan on getting it with my asus p4p800-e deluxe and p4 2.8c
 

flapperhead

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Apr 27, 2002
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wash dc area
are u gonna need that kinda speed??. i would think u would want something in the 250/260 range. maybe some of the kingmax pc4000???
 

Shuzzy

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May 10, 2004
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Canada
i dont think that board can handle that kinda fsb. i agree with flapper, get something that will perform well in the 250-260 range.
 

Miguita

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Jul 15, 2004
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Norway
A 2.4/2.6 would be a better CPU choice if your goal is to run DDR550-memory syncronized with the FSB (275*4=1100). With the 2.8's multiplier of 14 it would run at 3.85 GHz, which could indeed cause heat problems (unless you have some extreme cooling). I'm not really familiar with your mobo, but I would believe that Shuzzy is right about it not being among the most stable ones. Speaking of Geil memory, I am very happy to own a pair of UP DDR500, and they are simply amazing! Few modules handle both low latencies at around DDR400 AND high clock speeds (obviously at less aggressive timings). AnandTech had them run stable at DDR546 (vDIMM 2.85). I never tested that speed, but I did experiment a lot with timings in the 400-450 MHz-range. They ran XP (though quite unstable) at 450 MHz / 2.0, 3, 3, 4-timings on my nForce2-mobo (vDIMM 2.9), and that was 15 minutes after I installed them. Plus your mobo has a better memory controller (not only in terms of bandwidth), I would think.
Geil UP DDR500/533 is my first-choice memory. These modules will probably perform well at (almost) any speed.
Here are some reviews:

http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=1849&p=9
www.pcstats.com/NewsView.cfm?Category=167
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/memory/display/ddr500_4.html
 

Randyman...

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May 8, 2004
Same here - My 2x512 (1 Gig) GEIL "DDR400" Dual-Channel RAM I got for $200 runs at 2-3-3-6 at 430MHz, and I currently have it running at 480MHz @ 3-4-4-7 @ 2.85v. For $200, I am STOAKED! The price went up to $250 at NewEgg - but still a smoking deal IMO. I guess some people have bad luck with Geil - Not ME! Not me FOR SURE :)

Later :cool: