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memory question

by krazyfalcon / April 7, 2006 1:35 PM PDT

i need help w/choosing the right memory type from here.
i'm gonna get the 1024 mb memory and there were many choices. i wanted to kno which one i should choose:

Corsair Value Select[+0]
Kingston Hyper-X High Performance Memory w/ Heat Spreader[+96]
Corsair XMS High Performance Memory w/ Heat Spreader[+51]

so, choice 1 2 or 3?

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memory website
by krazyfalcon / April 7, 2006 1:36 PM PDT
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For most folks.
by Bob__B / April 7, 2006 11:28 PM PDT
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What Is the Machine Doing?
by Scott Simontis / April 8, 2006 12:41 AM PDT
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From the looks of it, you are buying a computer online, and don't have to worry about buying the correct RAM, just choosing the general type. Most users will be fine with the Corsair RAM. If you are a gamer, then you might want to upgrade to the higher performance memory. However, you really won't see much of a performance increase unless you tweak the RAM timings and overclock it. This is where the higher end memory chips excel, but if you don't intend to overclock them, the Corsair Value Select RAM will be much cheaper without losing performance.

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Answer to the question asked depends on
by VAPCMD / April 8, 2006 1:09 AM PDT
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what you will be using the PC for. 1024MBs RAM is probably the sweet spot in terms of performance and cost for most users with WinXP. However if you're an avid gamer...the 2048MBs RAM nay be the better choice now and maybe for VISTA too.

I have Corsair Value Select running in several machines so I can add a persoanl recoomednadtion to those you read on the WEB. It's widely recommended, it's very popular and it's a great value.

VAPCMD

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