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Please advise OCZ PC3200 512MB CL2

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Quattro

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Greetings!

Hello everyone,

I'm in the process of upgrading my RAM now...

I'm going to sell off any RAM I have lying around and buy 2 sticks of the following RAM.

OCZ (OCZ400512R2) 512mb DDR400 PC3200

They have CL2-3-3-6
Unbuffered
Copper Heatspreader
Lifetime warranty
2.6 volts
184 pin DIMM

Are these good?

Or would I be worth saving even more money and getting something quicker or better?

The cheapest I've found 1 stick of 512mb is £88.12inc VAT ex P&P.

Please help me if you know of anything better, or cheaper.
 

SeanOMatic

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What mainboard are you using? I can recommend optimal RAM if you can provide more info such as CPU type, mainboard, overclocking goals, etc.
 

yelgnid

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I have the same memory and it doesn't oc very well. Maxed out at 208 FSB (1:1 ratio) and at 264 (5:4 ratio) on a AI7 mobo. Guess I was just unlucky. Find something with BH5 chips, sometimes you can find kingston valueram with them. Anything with BH5 chips should oc well.
 

Tebore

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yelgnid said:
I have the same memory and it doesn't oc very well. Maxed out at 208 FSB (1:1 ratio) and at 264 (5:4 ratio) on a AI7 mobo. Guess I was just unlucky. Find something with BH5 chips, sometimes you can find kingston valueram with them. Anything with BH5 chips should oc well.

Finding KVR with BH5 nowadays is next to impossible.
 
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Quattro

Quattro

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208? Thats crap...

But will I hold tight timings?

Whats the best make then, because BH5 isn't really available.
 

gouda96

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You should look at some eb, preferably the 3700 eb. It might be more expensive, but people have hit 260+ 3-2-2 with under 3v. It seems to be the best memory being produced right now, and if you can't get high volts, it is probably the best ram period.
 
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Quattro

Quattro

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EB??

What is that? Please bear in mind I live in UK and might not have all the stuff you have!
 

Tatuya

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OCZ PC3200 EB is enhanced bandwidth RAM, the more you OC it the better it gets. Truly a great OCZ product.Although I would recommend EB, do not spend too much on RAM for your mobo since I know that the Asus A7N8X series boards suck when it comes to FSB OCing (they have a cap of 225 or so). If you aren't going to be OCing too much go with what you have or some CL2 Corsair.
 
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Quattro

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Cool.
I'm going to be changing to AMD 64bit Socket939 within the year.

But I suppose by then PC3200 will be old or something.
 

gouda96

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Be old? Didn't pc3200 first hit the market like 2 years ago? 3700eb is perfect for an a64 setup. They have put up some damn nice speeds in a64 rigs. Also, DO NOT buy ram based on the cas rating. The difference in performance between cl2 and cl3 is virtually 0. TRP and TCD are the most important timings, and since eb can hit very high frequencies with 3-2-2 and lower volts than bh-5.

Tatuya has a good point about the a7n8x. For that mobo you might want to go for some crappy 3200. I wouldn't spend more on ram than the value of your processor and mobo added together, but if you are gonna use that ram in your future a64 setup grab some 3700 eb now.
 
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Quattro

Quattro

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Whats the best site for RAM?

Or even can I have a link to a site that has it so I can google the part number.
 

Tatuya

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Quattro said:
Cool.
I'm going to be changing to AMD 64bit Socket939 within the year.

But I suppose by then PC3200 will be old or something.
If you are changing to socket 939 do not even worry about RAM ATM, all socket 939 mobos will soon be using DDR2 and SDRAM will become as obsolete as DDR (give it around two years to mature). By the end of 2005 it is expected that DDR2 sales make up 50% of RAM sales.
 

SeanOMatic

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EB Part #'s are as follows:

PC-3200 Dual Channel 512MB

OCZ400512ELDCPE-K

PC-3200 Dual Channel 1GB

OCZ4001024ELDCPE-K

PC-3500 Dual Channel 512MB

OCZ433512ELDCPE-K

PC-3500 Dual Channel 1GB

OCZ4331024ELDCPE-K

PC-3700 Dual Channel 512MB

OCZ466512ELDCPE-K

PC-3700 Dual Channel 1GB

OCZ4661024ELDCPE-K
 

gouda96

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Hey Sean, wazzup. Haven't seen you around any forums lately. Do you post over at xtreme?

I am finally getting some eb to screw around with...although it is going in a friend's machine I get to oc and tweak it all I want.