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Need some advice on RAM

by Digibop / March 22, 2010 8:51 AM PDT

Hey group,

I need some advice on RAM.
Which would you select?
I will be using it for gaming and very light video editing.

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Callisto 3.2GHz = Faster, but dual core
AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz = Slower, but quad core

Windows 7 64 bit
Mobo ECS A785GM-AD3
RAM OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Platinum Edition Dual Channel

Thanks in advance!

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One question comes to mind...
by Brechan / March 22, 2010 9:01 AM PDT
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by Digibop / March 24, 2010 11:13 AM PDT


I read the review you put a link to.
Did you actually tread it?
The review was favorable for most computer applications.
It's not meant for over clockers or extreme dual video card gamers (I'm not building a supreme machine)
But, I am thankful for your post because I realized it only takes CPU's up to 95 watts. So, I will go with the ECS A790GXM-AD3 it will allow me to put in a more powerful processor later if needed. It also got a good review from the overclockersclub.

Thanks Again

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Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A 4GB(2x2G) DDR3 1333MHz
by nikond5 / March 22, 2010 1:15 PM PDT

Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A 4GB(2x2G) is suitable for you.


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by Digibop / March 24, 2010 11:15 AM PDT


Thanks for the tip.
Corsair really makes nice RAM.

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seems your question is about CPU, not ram
by ramarc / March 24, 2010 9:17 AM PDT

go with the quad core. note that the 2.8ghz 925 is actually more expensive than the 3.0ghz 940 ($132USD). also consider an x4 635 (2.9ghz, $120USD). there's no reason to saddle yourself with a dual core if you can afford a quad core.

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by Digibop / March 24, 2010 11:17 AM PDT


Those are good prices.
Where did you find the deals?

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(NT) newegg.com, zipzoomfly.com
by ramarc / March 25, 2010 10:58 AM PDT
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