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AcUaViVa

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I have been reading that the motherboard with nforce2 (for example to ASUS A7N8x) they use the "dual-channel technology" with that that two memory Banks that are special for it.

If this is true is it better at the moment to buy two modules by heart that one alone, with a view to the future?

I had thought to buy or Corsair 512XMS3200C2 or 512XMS3500C2 or OCZ 3500 in worse modules of 512 now have the doubt of buying me two modules of 256 of these memory

a greeting and to answer soon is urgent

p.d that is better "CORSAIR XMS3200C2" or OCZ 3500? <this answer also urges me
 

james.miller

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dont bother with ocz. period. they are not worth the trouble.

now, if you can afford the Corsair XMS3500C2 then get it. its the best ram you can buy right now
 

kimber

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truth is if it runs the samsung chips its probably going to be good regardless of who's name is on it.problem is that everyone is on the heat spreader bandwagon so its impossible to see what chip you have untill you pry the heat sink off. :<(
also ck out the geil memory although they have some compatibilty issues on some amd boards.
 
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AcUaViVa

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this is the problem....

Ocz

PC-3200 Rev 2 256 400Mhz CL2 Copper Heatspreader 1T 106,41
PC-3200 Rev 2 512 400Mhz CL2 Copper Heatspreader 1T 203,10
PC-3500 256 433Mhz CL2.5 Copper Heatspreader 2T 111,07
PC-3500 512 433Mhz CL2.5 Copper Heatspreader 2T 219,41


corsair

XMX3500 256 32Mx64, non-ECC, 184 DIMM, unbuffered, CAS2, 140,78
XMX3500 512 64Mx64, non-ECC, 184 DIMM, unbuffered, CAS2, 254,94
 

kimber

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go with the corsair 256 sticks.

although i've had great luck with the ocz they have been getting some bad press lately.

then if you get 2 256 sticks you still have the nforce2 option.

as for the nforce2 performance with double bank working is:

1. the kt400 seems alittle faster using todays 133 buss processors.
2. the nforce2 is faster with the up and coming 166 buss prcessors
3.is and when is there going to be a kt400a
4.and is it going to be faster than the nforce2?

remember the performence gain from the 266 to the 266a
 

snvpa

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from what I've read pc 3500 is going to be overkill for a while. go for 2 256 sticks just buy samsung chips. they are true 4 ns chips where as the ocz and geil chips are just handpicked 4.5 ns chips. look at the comparison at xbit labs out today or yesterday. I think the best be would be to go for more agressive timings at a lower speed since the theoreticasl maximum bandwidth you can get out of nforce 2 with ddr 400 is 6.4 gb/sec. thats double an athalon at the same speed. my plan is to run mem at 166 with the best timings i can muster and try to run the processor at somethin above 200 mhz. that should use some of that bandwidth up and give lower latencies. whether this is possible remains to be seen.