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MuEagle05

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I don't think you can make a fair comparison b/c the Geil is PC4400 and the Corsair is PC4000.

IMO Corsair has a more solid reputation behind it.

The performance will also depend on the kind of chips on the RAM.
 
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MuEagle05 said:
I don't think you can make a fair comparison b/c the Geil is PC4400 and the Corsair is PC4000.

IMO Corsair has a more solid reputation behind it.

The performance will also depend on the kind of chips on the RAM.

i beg to differ, i think u can easily compare them by the fact that they r within 2 dollars of the same price, which one would run better? im not as concerned about tight timings as i am cpu speed, bandwidth, and fsb....
 

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IMO I'd take the Geil b/c it has a higher rated timings. True Corsair is more reputable, but with reputation comes added cost. ::Cough::Honda::Cough::
 
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MuEagle05 said:
IMO I'd take the Geil b/c it has a higher rated timings. True Corsair is more reputable, but with reputation comes added cost. ::Cough::Honda::Cough::

haha, ya im only 13 so not ready for cars, but I think the Geil looks great for only $2 more dollars! :thup:
 

MuEagle05

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They're both the same amount of RAM. You probably won't see any noticeable difference in performance. I don't know about nForce3, but nForce2 only officially supported up to PC3200.
 
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MuEagle05 said:
They're both the same amount of RAM. You probably won't see any noticeable difference in performance. I don't know about nForce3, but nForce2 only officially supported up to PC3200.

well the bandwidth difference (.4 gb) is noticable enough and I'm sure it will help my overclocking. As far as the speed support, that's fine because I'm buildin a computer that will support it! btw thx for helpin me
 

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Despite what has been said about Geil OCing and such I would go with the PC4400 since you are guarenteed up to that speed because the RAM is speed binned and has been tested up to those particular, high speeds. The only thing that sucks about Geil is that they do this to all their RAM so their PC3200 is speed binned in PC3200 because it will only run up that high and not PC3500; hence, you are guarenteed a great FSB OC with the PC4400 (any PC4400 at taht) as long as your mobo and CPU can handle it.
 
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Tatuya said:
Despite what has been said about Geil OCing and such I would go with the PC4400 since you are guarenteed up to that speed because the RAM is speed binned and has been tested up to those particular, high speeds. The only thing that sucks about Geil is that they do this to all their RAM so their PC3200 is speed binned in PC3200 because it will only run up that high and not PC3500; hence, you are guarenteed a great FSB OC with the PC4400 (any PC4400 at taht) as long as your mobo and CPU can handle it.

ya, im goin with the geil, my MB and CPU will should be a match for it
 

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I wouldnt get either but of the 2 I would get the geil for sure. The corsairs uses samsung chips that max out at about 255Mhz. The geil uses hynix chips that in most cases do 270-290Mhz. So for the price the geil is good. If your looking for lower cost pc4000 there are many other brands that I would take over these 2 such as PMI, Simpletech and Komusa.

Steve