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Old February 12, 2009, 05:41 PM
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Does anyone have experience using this ram?

NCIX.com - Buy G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ In Canada.

or would you go with the Redlines?
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Old February 12, 2009, 06:04 PM
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I've got a set, work fine for me. I've had them up to 550 FSB, currently running them at 425 mhz (DDR2-850) at 4-4-4-10 and 2.1V.

If the Mushkins are the same price, I'd get the Redlines though.
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Old February 12, 2009, 06:07 PM
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Same here; had both (still use the Gskills in the folding rig), and the Redlines are my favorite.
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Old February 12, 2009, 06:16 PM
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The great thing abour RAM is that even if they are DOA or stop working, it's fairly cheap to grab a new set. I would go with the GSkills I think. I don't know how well the Mushkins are now, since MushkinGreg is no longer with them. I'm sure Greg is still around though...lol
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The great thing abour RAM is that even if they are DOA or stop working, it's fairly cheap to grab a new set. I would go with the GSkills I think. I don't know how well the Mushkins are now, since MushkinGreg is no longer with them. I'm sure Greg is still around though...lol
He's still around, he helped me find some ram timings on the NCIX forums a couple of weeks ago.
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Old February 12, 2009, 06:36 PM
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I can't possibly imagine why Greg not being with mushkin would be a reason to NOT buy mushkin ram. It's not like there are any equally available reps at any of the other memory companies that bother to help. But of course everyone always brings it up "Not buying mushkin, no greg". As if suddenly because one sales/technical rep made the entire brand worthwhile.

The only difference between memory companies is whether or not they used good chips on a stick of memory; in fact both those sets (as far as I know) use identical hips, so go with whatever is cheapest and offers the best customer service/warranty.

G.skill, Mushkin are generally use pretty decent chips from their given history. Corsair, which is a popular brand, actually commonly uses a lot of elpida, choosing only to put good chips on their flagship products at launch and then once the buying starts and version 2 of a line comes out they swap em for cheaper chips and never mention a thing.
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Old February 12, 2009, 06:38 PM
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My 4 sticks of Redlines run at 1GHz 5-5-5-18 at 1.8V. BUT I had to bump NB voltage to 1.2V from 1.1V.
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I really like the redlines but I just missed out on the $63 deal. They bumped back the price up everywhere.

So I don't know what to do now...

XP2 8500's? lol
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Yeah grab these quickly: NCIX.com - Buy G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK In Canada.

Not a bad price!
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Hmmm interesting...they're cheaper than the mushkin xp2 8500 by alot.
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