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OCZ 3 15.79%
Corsair 7 36.84%
Crusial 0 0%
Kingston 0 0%
Mushkin 9 47.37%
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Old October 27, 2008, 12:54 PM
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Which branded ram is most used for gaming...any insight is welcome i just have a poll with the brand names on it...
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Old October 27, 2008, 01:30 PM
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I picked Mushkin just based on the excellent service we get from Mushkin Greg. In all honesty, any DDR2 memory which is able to overclock to match your CPU OC is going to put out pretty well the same performance for everything but bandwidth benchmarking runs.

Only thing I'd avoid at the moment is Crucial until we get some idea of what their newer sticks are like.
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As long as the memory does limit your CPU overclock, its all the same. Even going from 800 => 1066 isn't going to drastically improve FPS, it probably wont even increase UNLESS you are able to overclock your processor higher, but even then the gains are limited.
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Old October 27, 2008, 02:29 PM
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I'll just stick away from Crucial because two sticks died on me after 1 month :(.. I went with Mushkin
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I love my G.Skill modules ( have them on all my computers and test systems) but since it wasn't around, I went with the local favorite: Mushy.
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I went for Mushkin too as I have had a few sticks and they have never failed me.
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Old October 27, 2008, 03:12 PM
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No G-skill in the list?
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Crucial sucks balls. I bought the 2x1 ballistix tracer kit after seeing my step brothers kit, and put pair in a rig I built for someone. All 3 had one stick die within a year. 3 for 3 on the failure. They won't rma them without sending back both sticks either.

I'll buy an abacus before I buy another stick of crucial.
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I've voted CORSAIR - I use them on both my system that are used for testing and work and they run 24/7 and have taken all the torture - they OC well and are rock solid / stable - I have never had any issues with CORSAIR unlike the others on the list, of course excluding Mushkin as I haven't used those but haven't heard anything bad from those.
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Just to be the devil's advocate, I voted for OCZ- I think people don't tend to vote for then because they're so mainstream and they resort to embarrassing marketing schemes (SLI ready??)- but truth be told, they're often the best value, they're widely compatable, and they don't crap out as readily as alot of other brands. They might not be the first brand I'd choose for my next build, but they probably deserve a vote or two.

I'd also avoid crucial- I am running G-Skill on my main rig, but they'll barely run at stock speed (although they are 2X2GB)- I do like Buffalo memory, but also not on the list
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