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OC-Master

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I'm less than a day away from ordering a stick of Infineon 512MB PC133 memory from a local store for $100 + Tax. Any reason for me not too?

I would like to mention that I run my own gaming servers and also have programs such as Imesh, ICQ, MSN, and other utilities always running.

I fold, use prime and download alot of stuff every day. I was told that having more than 1GB of memory can easily be used when news group browsing.


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deathstar13

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thats kinda high prices.my local store lists that size stick for $69.
and i think it was infinion also. i just think u can save some money is all.
http://www.computersuccess.com/memory.html
im nore sure u can order from em might be worth a try.good place to deal with.

but i do support u buying localy tho even tho it most times cost more. i buy most my stuff this way and is so much better for returns or problems.
 

JaY_III

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In Vancouver RAM is ALOT cheaper than that....
For $100 the RAM better be ECC....

Only thing to watch out for is, that your board can accept 512MB sticks....Many older SDRAM systems can not
 
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OC-Master

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jay said:
In Vancouver RAM is ALOT cheaper than that....
For $100 the RAM better be ECC....

Only thing to watch out for is, that your board can accept 512MB sticks....Many older SDRAM systems can not

These are Canadian prices, dont forget that ram went up 30% in price over the last week so $100 aint too shabby.

Its 512MB Infineon Ram.


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OC-Master

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Well its official!

I just ordered two sticks of Micron PC133 CL2 512MB from Alberta PC.

I'm paying $119 for each with the shipping free. These sticks had to be ordered in because of SD-Ram becoming rare and nobody wants to stock it anymore :(

I cant wait to do some benches with this new memory! :)


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JaY_III

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Ouch, its that hard to get RAM in Edmonton...
$120 is very pricy, but if the RAM can stand upto the abuse your put it through, its all good. were did you buy it from?

And i was speaking in Canuck prices too, I live in Vancouver BC.

Good luck with that
 
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jay said:
Ouch, its that hard to get RAM in Edmonton...
$120 is very pricy, but if the RAM can stand upto the abuse your put it through, its all good. were did you buy it from?

And i was speaking in Canuck prices too, I live in Vancouver BC.

Good luck with that

Well, last week, ram was $89 for Generic memory and $105 for the Micron CL2 stuff.

This week, the Generic memory is $99 and the Micron is $119 so the 30% price increase never made a huge impact on SD-Ram. DDR Ram on the other hand is crazy.


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I highly doubt I will loose performance by adding those two sticks of Micron to my system.

You see, what I am going to do is run the first two sticks at Turbo settings while the third one is at Fast setting.

I bet my memory benches will go up dramatically when I up to 1.5GB of ram just because this new ram is alot faster physically. I'm giving my first stick of Infineon to my sister for a fraction of the cost and I'm taking the Micron 512MB for my 1st dimm.

so its gonna look like this,

Dimm0:Micron 512MB 2-3-2

Dimm1:Micron 512MB 2-3-2

Dimm2:Infineon 512MB 3-3-2

I'm expecting at least 4% memory benchmark improvement at the least.


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