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chibi_man January 25, 2008 10:34 AM

Kingston HyperX
 
Ram choice... GAH I hate the selection and love it at the same time.

Has anyone bought or used the Kingston HyperX PC2-9600? dual or not....

Canada Computers sells it for a pretty nice price.
Here

I figure at that price I should buy 2 set of them and live happy at 2GB of ram.

Any opinions?

Wankerfx January 25, 2008 12:17 PM

The PC2-9600's use D9GKX chips, which are really desirable.

I'd get this instead: Canada Computers - Memory > Desktop Memory > DDR2 800 PC2-6400+ : Crucial Ballistix (BL2KIT12864AA804) DDR2 800Mhz CL4-4-4-12 PC2 6400 2GB Kit (1GB x 2) 240-pin .

It's a lot cheaper than buying 4x512mb sticks, but still performs really well.

These Crucial's use the same chips as the PC2-8500 kits (D9GMH), so expect them to perform equally. You can overclock the Ballistix past DDR2-1100 without a problem.

chibi_man January 29, 2008 07:40 AM

Oh no doubt in my mind Crucial will perform as well. I am just trying to keep all possibilities alive.

BTW... is there any REAL difference between the Crucial Ballistix and the Crucial Ballistix Tracer memory? other then the fancy lights.

Wankerfx January 29, 2008 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chibi_man (Post 37426)
Oh no doubt in my mind Crucial will perform as well. I am just trying to keep all possibilities alive.

BTW... is there any REAL difference between the Crucial Ballistix and the Crucial Ballistix Tracer memory? other then the fancy lights.

None at all, but personally, I'd go with the normal Ballistix, because I don't really like the "gamer style" flashing lights.

chibi_man January 29, 2008 09:24 AM

Figures eh... Gamer lights aren't much of a highlight either.

3.0charlie January 29, 2008 09:36 AM

(off-topic) Why is it that in most benchmarks that I read, there is never any Kingston Ram compared?

Cptn Vortex January 29, 2008 10:45 AM

The lights are wicked! Actually, I like them, because I can look at the lights to see if the computer is actually working or not when troubleshooting from poopy overclocks. When the lights move, it means something is at least working!

chibi_man January 29, 2008 01:25 PM

Thats VERY true... I have very rarely seen benchmarks with Kingston memory. Only time I have seen anything was when you look for them directly.

We need a full review on Kingston.

enaberif January 29, 2008 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wankerfx (Post 37458)
None at all, but personally, I'd go with the normal Ballistix, because I don't really like the "gamer style" flashing lights.

Ballistix Tracers have a uncanny way of running extremely hot too!!


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