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Old 12-22-2009, 11:50 PM   #1
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Alright I need to upgrade my ram, I currenlty have Windows 7 64 bit running on my machine with a striker extreme MB. It takes DDR2 800 but I am confused on what to buy. I want to get 2 2 gig sticks of ram. I don't understand timing though and CAS latency. If the CAS latency is 5 and the timing is 5-5-5-18 is that good? Or is a 4-4-4-12 better? This machine is built for gaming. Any help would be great, same with any advice on what company to buy ram from.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:08 AM   #2
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Which Asus Striker?

This one: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131074

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Oh and what processor are you running?
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:25 PM   #3
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Alright I need to upgrade my ram, I currenlty have Windows 7 64 bit running on my machine with a striker extreme MB. It takes DDR2 800 but I am confused on what to buy. I want to get 2 2 gig sticks of ram. I don't understand timing though and CAS latency. If the CAS latency is 5 and the timing is 5-5-5-18 is that good? Or is a 4-4-4-12 better? This machine is built for gaming. Any help would be great, same with any advice on what company to buy ram from.
4-4-4-12 is better (tighter timings) but the difference shouldn't really be that noticeable between that and some decent RAM with 5-5-5-15 timings...

my suggestion would be to look at the motherboard documentation and get some RAM on the QVL, even RAM that's not on the QVL should work, but the RAM listed on the QVL is almost guaranteed to work...
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I have the striker extreme with the LG775 and my cpu is a intel core2 quad 2.40 ghz

And so far from what I red G.SKILL seems to be making reliable ram at the moment. I was looking to get crucial but from what I've seen the ballistic model has had a lot of problems. I was looking at this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231209
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This RAM would fit perfectly with your system. The QDR will par with the DDR of this this RAM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-166-_-Product

90 dollars with free shipping. Sounds like a deal to me.
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