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Old January 2, 2009, 05:07 PM
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Default Can someone reccomend me some good DDR2 1066 mhz RAM?

I was looking at these two 4gb sets:

Newegg.ca - CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.ca - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

However, as far I as I know, the corsair "Dominator" RAM sets are the high-end enthusiast sets and the XMS2 is more mainstream...but then why is this dominator set only $55 (after rebate) on newegg?:

Newegg.ca - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

EDIT: nevermind, that dominator RAM seems to be so cheap because (apparently) it has a lot of quality issues and isn't able to run at a stable 1066mhz (you have to "manually" set it to 1066mhz as the system will only recognize 800mhz)

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Old January 2, 2009, 05:10 PM
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Mushkin Redlines.
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Old January 2, 2009, 05:15 PM
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those redlines seem like they have very good timings, but they're kinda pricey

how about these other mushkins?:
Newegg.ca - mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

anything else in the $80-150 range?

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Old January 2, 2009, 05:33 PM
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Buy Mushkin Ascent PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

Newegg.ca - mushkin XP ASCENT w/ eVCI technology 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

NCIX doesn't have them in stock.
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Old January 2, 2009, 05:47 PM
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XPs usually have tighter timings, and the pick of the crop.
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Old January 2, 2009, 05:52 PM
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I see, so basically, it's "better"

what about the Corsair and OCZ memory that I posted a link to in the OP, what do you think of those?
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The XPs are the top of the Line.

Both sets you link are good ram sticks - no worries here. The Plats are even considered good clockers. I prefer Mushkin since they are very good oc'ers, run cool and they are compatible with every single board I ever had.
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Old January 2, 2009, 06:19 PM
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ok, thanks for all your help 3.0charlie, lol, it seems like you're the only one who wanted to help, that or everyone else is sleeping right now
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No worries, others may chime in. If not, you have a couple very good choices.
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