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Old 10-28-2005, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default memory Question-need advice

Well I'm going to buy 1GB of memory for my new computer......I need to choose what kind i should buy....I have been looking at 5 choices from 2 different companies...
-Corsair Valueselect 2x512
-Corsair XMS 2x512
-OCZ primier value 2x512
-OCZ performance series 2x512
-OCZ gold series 2x512

I just need to know what you recommend and if there are advantages or reasons to get one over another.

My mobo does support dual channel so i'll be doing that
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Default Re: memory Question-need advice

Well, what are you going to be doing on this computer? Gaming? Hardcore processing? Nothing special - just internet and word processing? If it's one of the former two, you might want to go for the better Corsair XMS or OCZ Gold Series. Otherwise, save a few bucks and get a nice pair of Corsair ValueSelect. The main difference is speed. The better RAM is a bit faster which might be noticeable on some of the games or applications you use, but a typical computer user would not notice a difference. Again, it depends on how intensive the programs you use are.
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Default Re: memory Question-need advice

I won't be doing much hardcore gaming...probably a little more than right now because this computer isn't much good for anything but internet and word processing....I will probably get into more games once i get my new computer together though.....I was thinking either get the corsair XMS or the OCZ performance series just so i don't have to worry about getting better ram if i do want to start gaming hardcore after i buy my Video card......so out of the
Corsair XMS and the
OCZ performance series which would you recommend....both have great reviews but i was wonder what the benefits of one over another would be......I'll probably overclock eventually also.....
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The Corsair XMS would probably fit you best if you are not a hardcore gamer or overclocker. It works very well under any circumstances. Not the highest end RAM, but has proven stability and performance at a good low price.
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