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Old February 21, 2007, 10:47 AM
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Default Recomendation on DDR2-800MHz 2GB set

When it comes to memory I don't know a lot about timings and such but what I'm guessing is the lower the number the faster the memory? I know to look for memory with D9 Micron.

I see timings like 4-4-4-10, 4-4-4-12, 5-5-5-15 and 4-4-3-5? So which is better?

Next is what brand? I'm up in there air with choosing between OCZ, G Skill, and Team Group. I was even looking at Buffalo Firestix but those are hard to find.
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Here is a review on the Buffalo FireStix I just read.
http://www.virtual-hideout.net/revie...00/index.shtml

Here is a quote from the review "Well, the name FireStix certainly holds true here, because I had these things smoking at 1060Mhz 4-4-4 and 1180Mhz 5-5-5 and they remained STABLE."

Now don't thse look hot?
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Old February 21, 2007, 11:10 AM
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The lower timings are better- here's an AMD Guide to memory timings and here's a guide from Tom's about tradeoffs between memory timings and frequency.

My picks right now are:
- OCZ Gold 6400 5-5-5-12 @ 800MHz $205 - very affordable and stable, widely compatible, but not a big overclocker http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...anufacture=OCZ

- Patriot Extreme Performance 6400 5-5-4-9-@800MHz- $251 after rebate-- a good overclcocking ram and well reviewed with a good price http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=21780&vpn=PDC22G6400ELK&manufacture= Patriot

-Team Xtreem Dark series 6400 4-4-4-12 @800MHz -$265- more money but it has been known to oc at 5-5-5-8 @ 1160 by one reviewer - amazing!
http://www.directcanada.com/products...%20Group%20Inc

Just be sure to check for compatibility with your motherboard when choosing ram.

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Old February 21, 2007, 11:20 AM
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I'm really liking these Buffalo FireStix, they are compatible with the mobo I'm getting and their timings are good 4-4-4, they are $189.99 USD at newegg which works out to $211.79 CDN. Now only if NCIX can get them in stock.

Plus I'm going with this whole red theme inside my case and they will match perfectly :D
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Old February 21, 2007, 11:27 AM
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Yeah-- there's been alot of good buzz about those too-- just hard to come by in the great white north.

Here's a good set in silver and red
http://www.directcanada.com/products...%20Group%20Inc.

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AHA! These G-Skill are red and they're also awesome sticks! &246, or $209 open box

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=G.SKILL

Also- the D-9 thing is a good rule of thumb, but lots of non-d9 stuff is performing very well lately (and some d-9 is frying or DOA)

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Well I placed a call to Buffalo Technologies and was greated by a very helpful Sales Rep. They informed me while they do not have any resellers in Canada they themselves sell and ship to Canada. Their price for the FireStix PC2-6400 DDR2-800MHz is $188.35 USD.
http://buffalotech.pricegrabber.com/...m=FSX800D2CK2G

So the Sales Rep informed me that because since it is an International order they overnight it by FedEx and it is gauranteed to arrive the next day by 3:00pm. The shipping charge is $23 USD or I can get it by the next morning for $25 USD.

So pricing it all out and coverting it over to CDN with shipping it works out to $235.60 CDN. Not bad at all. So at that price I went ahead an ordered it online. So I should have it by tomorrow at 3pm. I can't wait.

This Memory also comes with a lifetime warranty. And if you have to RMA it you will have a new product by the next day.
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Great price! I'd grab some if I knew they'd work in my board
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Here is there Memory Configurator.

http://www.buffalotech.com/memory_configurator/BT
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Thanks-- checked it out and there doesn't seem to be any 680i's on there.
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