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XMS 3500 or HyperX 3500?

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nymph

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I'm trying to decide on either 1 stick of Corsair XMS 512MB PC3500 for $134.50 or 1 stick of Kingston HyperX 512MB PC3500 for $122.00, or 2 sticks of Kingston HyperX 256MB PC3500 for a total of $137.00.

My sig is on the bottom.

Anyone that has experiance with a similar setup (any Nforce2 Mobo) and any of the above mentioned memory, your input would be appreciated. Thanks!

nYmph
 
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nymph

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My overall goal would be to gain the higher benchamrk score (SANDRA, PC Mark, etc).

Currently I'm at 220 FSB and I would like to hit 230 or above...........BUT, what I'm wondering is, would I get better performace with dual channel HyperX than I would with the single stick of CorsairXMS, if the XMS can reach a 5mhz or more higher FSB than the HyperX?


nYmph
 

jonspd

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Chance's of hitting 230 are slim IMO with a a3 stepping on your NB and that little voltage. I'am stable @ 217 in single but DC i can only get 204. I have my vdd @ 1.9 also. I gained about 200 points in 3dmark 2001 and about 50 in 2003 and in sandra. Thats from 217 to 204 and still gains so go figure. I would suggest runing DC just for the performance difference but if you are looking for a higher fsb sun single.

PC3200 buffalo stuff is pertty good and it's only 85 bux. (winbond chips)


Between Hyperx and cosair 3500 I would say hyperx for DC get the twinmos 3200 or buffalo 3200 with winbond chips.
 
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nymph

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jonspd said:
Chance's of hitting 230 are slim IMO with a a3 stepping on your NB and that little voltage. I'am stable @ 217 in single but DC i can only get 204. I have my vdd @ 1.9 also. I gained about 200 points in 3dmark 2001 and about 50 in 2003 and in sandra. Thats from 217 to 204 and still gains so go figure. I would suggest runing DC just for the performance difference but if you are looking for a higher fsb sun single.

PC3200 buffalo stuff is pertty good and it's only 85 bux. (winbond chips)


Between Hyperx and cosair 3500 I would say hyperx for DC get the twinmos 3200 or buffalo 3200 with winbond chips.

Ok, so you are saying that you get better benchmarking scores at 204FSB dual channel than you get at 217FSB single channel?

Thanks!

nYmph
 

jonspd

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Actually I think it was 215 but yes.

*Foggy memory was either 215 or 217 dont remember*
 
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Lonely Raven

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Ok, Voice of Experience here.

I have (no joke) 7 Sticks of Hyper-X (various speeds)
and 6 Sticks of XMS (LL and Classic Black)
and 1 Stick of OCZ PC-3200 (I used to have lots but sold it to try new stuff)

Out off all the stuff that I own, 256MB sticks of Hyper-X beats
EVERYTHING else I own.

Now, I'm not saying that all Hyper-X beats everything, and
I haven't had the funds/time to try out ADATA or Twinmos,
but Bang for the Buck, on a good board the Hyper-X FOR ME
has beat everything else.

IMHO, Corsair isn't as "underated" as Hyper-X. I find all too often
that if the XMS says PC-3200. It's pretty close to 3200 and not
much more. Whereas the Hyper-X. Every stick I have goes at least
15Mhz past it's rating, and I run EVERY stick I have at 5-2-2 CAS2.
I could probably do better, but that works out best for me with
my particular setups.

Also note! 256MB sticks have a better chance of overclocking
simply because there are less chips per stick.

Therefore, if you are looking for MAD FSB, I'd go with one stick
of 256. But seeing as how good memory and motherboards are
today, and 256 does seem a bit limiting, I'd probably, in reality
go with a matched PAIR of 256 for best overall overclock, plus
the extra hint of bandwidth you get from dual-channel.

I hope that made sense. I'm still testing memory and always
looking for something better, I just thought I'd share my
experience thus far. YYMV.
 
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nymph

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Yes, thanks for the info! I will be going with the 2 sticks of HyperX.

nYmph
 

specific

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their prices are on par with newegg, last time i checked

my 3500 HyperX does well with an updated board bios, but not with the original bios
 

zabomb4163

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i know go with the winbond chips they overclock higher overall. simply because the hyderx stuff is underated doesn't mean that they have highest overall clocks, just means they are trying to gain popular support Corsair is still overclockers choice

http://holicho.lib.net/wcpuidv3/wcpuidv3.htm


try to find hyperx on there. XMS has some of the highest overclocks in the world.
 

N.E.R.D_BOI

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Lonely Raven said:
Ok, Voice of Experience here.

I have (no joke) 7 Sticks of Hyper-X (various speeds)
and 6 Sticks of XMS (LL and Classic Black)
and 1 Stick of OCZ PC-3200 (I used to have lots but sold it to try new stuff)

Out off all the stuff that I own, 256MB sticks of Hyper-X beats
EVERYTHING else I own.

Now, I'm not saying that all Hyper-X beats everything, and
I haven't had the funds/time to try out ADATA or Twinmos,
but Bang for the Buck, on a good board the Hyper-X FOR ME
has beat everything else.

IMHO, Corsair isn't as "underated" as Hyper-X. I find all too often
that if the XMS says PC-3200. It's pretty close to 3200 and not
much more. Whereas the Hyper-X. Every stick I have goes at least
15Mhz past it's rating, and I run EVERY stick I have at 5-2-2 CAS2.
I could probably do better, but that works out best for me with
my particular setups.

Also note! 256MB sticks have a better chance of overclocking
simply because there are less chips per stick.

Therefore, if you are looking for MAD FSB, I'd go with one stick
of 256. But seeing as how good memory and motherboards are
today, and 256 does seem a bit limiting, I'd probably, in reality
go with a matched PAIR of 256 for best overall overclock, plus
the extra hint of bandwidth you get from dual-channel.

I hope that made sense. I'm still testing memory and always
looking for something better, I just thought I'd share my
experience thus far. YYMV.

How were You able to run those timings?
I just got a pair of 256mb Hyper X 3500 and i can only 6-2-2 CAS2 at 200mhz. Its not stable if i run it at 5-2-2 CAS2.

I have A7N8X dlx rev 1.04 btw.