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Old December 6, 2007, 10:43 AM
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AS unfortunate as it is, DDR ram is getting more and more expensive and for some reason harder to find what I want. Could be just me, but who knows, it's why I am posting now.

I have been looking at a few different brands on my own but I need some outside advice.
First off, I want 1gb Dual channel (2x512) DDR

So far my selection has been:
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1gb (2x512) Dual channel PC4000

OCZ DDR Gold Gamers eXtreme 1GB (2x512) Dual Channel PC3500


I WAS, looking at some PNY ram which seem way to good to be true. I had posted about this before but this is what I was looking at.

PNY Verto Dual Channel 1GB (2x512) Dual Channel PC4800

If it isn't obvious I am trying to keep the price down.

Probably be a good idea to say that I'm trying to break the most performance for my buck out of DDR. Mind you I don't want INSANE memory (unless it's really cheap priced) but just enough to get things moving along really nicely.
If you know of a 2gb dual channel set I would be interested if its in a good price range. I am setting a max of $150.

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Old December 6, 2007, 10:54 AM
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Hmm, $150 for DDR duel channel? Might be pretty hard pressed to find that...*looks* There we go, Direct Canada has some duel channel DDR memory!
OCZ EL Platinum PC3200 2GB 2X1GB DDR400 CL2-3-2-5 184PIN Pin Dual Channel Memory Kit /W Ramsink - DirectCanada

$127 plus shipping, and it's duel channel 2x1gb memory!
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Old December 6, 2007, 11:19 AM
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Guess I should of added some more detail.
I'm currently using some Crucial Ballistix PC3200 Dual channel. Great stuff. If I wasn't looking for ram I would use that. However I on the look out for something about PC3200. Just preference really. Unless you can really convince me that PC3200 is going to be the way for me.

Thanks anyways
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Old December 6, 2007, 11:30 AM
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I had the OCZ Plats but the 1GB (2x512MB) and they don't OC very well. I was able to only get 5MHz increase. The OCZ Plats PC3200 that'd OCed awesome were the Rev.2 (OCZ4001024ELDCPER2-K) They did not come in a 2GB set. You would be hard pressed to find 1GB set anymore. I'd go with the Ballistix Tracers, they will give you more headroom if you decide to OC.
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Old December 6, 2007, 12:10 PM
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Default Id go DDR500 with the tracer

The tracer would be my choice. BTW Ive got a 2gb set of XMS4000PT that are just sitting around right now if your interested. Much better option than the RAM your looking at. They could cut through Bioshock + Crysis with no problems.

See review link Corsair 4000PT 2GB DDR500 Dual Channel Memory Kit Review - Futurelooks
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Old December 6, 2007, 12:26 PM
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LOL.... your talking to a guy who played Doom3 and Half Life 2 on an P3 with 512 SDRAM, on an Radeon 9550... Trust me, as long as I can play it, I'm not concerned.

Don;t get me wrong, I still want some quality stuff.
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Hmm, $150 for DDR duel channel? Might be pretty hard pressed to find that...*looks* There we go, Direct Canada has some duel channel DDR memory!
OCZ EL Platinum PC3200 2GB 2X1GB DDR400 CL2-3-2-5 184PIN Pin Dual Channel Memory Kit /W Ramsink - DirectCanada

$127 plus shipping, and it's duel channel 2x1gb memory!
I'm running 2 of those sets right now, at these clocks, with 2.5v:

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