Originally Posted by Conspirate
So like, the OCZ's timing of 3-3-3-8 would be very similar to that of the Corsair XMS (2-3-2-6). The Corsair is about ten dollars more, but I heard that OCZ refuses all the rebates that are sent in ;o(.
Also, is it a bad idea to get 512 sticks when using an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800? I heard that something about memory taxing on your system makes it practically worthless(?) Thanks.
no, 3-3-3-8 and 2-3-2-6 are not that similar.
The 1st number (CL) matters the most, then comes the second etc...
And as u can see with XMS every latency is lower or equal to the OCZ.
But the difference in performance between different latencies isn't that much.
I'd still go for the XMS instead of the OCZ.
And I don't think that there is anything wrong with using 512mb sticks. Some mobo refused to work if u had 4x 512, but it was only one kind of mobo (atleast I never heard about any other ones having any major problems) and it was a while ago so they must have fixed it by now.