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typer

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I was wondering if anyone could tell me who makes the best memory for overclocking? I'm thinking about getting some crucial PC-133 CAS2. Is Kingmax PC-150 CAS3 better? What is the difference between CAS2 and CAS3 and which one is better? Should I just wait and save my money til I could get one of those motherboards that supports both regular SDRAM and DDR RAM? So far my generic PC-133 would let me get past 120 FSB even on the lowest multiplier setting??? Thanks for any suggestions at all.

Joel
 

Door Knob

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Cas2 is much better than cas3. PC100 cas2 out performs pc133 cas3 any day of the week. I would go with crucial, they are cheap and tend to overclock very well. PC150 ram is a gimick. It is the same thing as pc133 ram. What they are telling you with is that under there test setup (you don't know what that is) the ram reaches 150fsb (how stable though). There was an article on the main page where the crucial pc133 cas2 was as good, if not outperformed, some 166 ram (ocz i think). I really like Crucial, its good ram, fast, oc's well, and bang for the buck are hard to beet.
 

FunkyTechnician

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Door Knob (May 04, 2001 11:59 p.m.):
Cas2 is much better than cas3. PC100 cas2 out performs pc133 cas3 any day of the week. I would go with crucial, they are cheap and tend to overclock very well. PC150 ram is a gimick. It is the same thing as pc133 ram. What they are telling you with is that under there test setup (you don't know what that is) the ram reaches 150fsb (how stable though). There was an article on the main page where the crucial pc133 cas2 was as good, if not outperformed, some 166 ram (ocz i think). I really like Crucial, its good ram, fast, oc's well, and bang for the buck are hard to beet.


Yes, Doorknob is right on. I would just get some Crucial PC133 CAS2 if you are getting SDRAM, and if you get DDR I would still go with Crucial. IT's a great company with a well respected name for delivering the highest quality RAM at reasonable prices. Their PC1600 DDR outperformed PC2100 offered from Mushkin in a few reviews that I've read.

Check out the front page of overclockers.com and read the recent review of Mushkin Vs. Crucial. When deciding on what RAM to buy; some people told me to get Mushkin but I balked at the price being almost 2X that of Crucial. And according to that article the mushkin just isn't up to par on high FSB settings. Hmmmmm.......kinda shady.

Amiel
 

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I have Crucial Pc133 cas2 (7ns) and very happy with it. Bought it 256 megs when they had it for 93.00 an free shipping.
 
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William

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WinXP (May 06, 2001 08:16 p.m.):
I have Crucial Pc133 cas2 (7ns) and very happy with it. Bought it 256 megs when they had it for 93.00 an free shipping.

i got three sticks of the same stuff, two for a school project, and one for my brothers computer! Good stuff.
 

Spidey

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Whats the difference between registered and unbuffered ram

Looking to buy a stick of crucial but not sure on these terms.
Thanks