Best memory for a7n8x-x nf2 400 ... with 3 kind of brand ocz, kingston, and corsair witch one is the

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    DDC Guest

    Best memory for a7n8x-x nf2 400 ... with 3 kind of brand ocz,
    Kingston, and corsair witch one is the best for the value entry memory

    i was think of buying one of these mem: 2x512mb
    OCZ 400MHZ DDR NO-ECC 1024MB PERFORMANCE <--witch is a dual kit rev2
    Corsair 1024Mb DDR [400] TWINX1024-3200C2PRO

    these 3 are has almost the same timing as the one i got and work on
    the same voltage except for the corsair i think.

    i know that my system is not dual channel ddr but i plan this purchase
    a new mobo in a near future to upgrade. Also these mem will be joint
    to a 333 512mb Kingston value ram

    My setup is
    a7n8x-x nf2 400
    1x512mb Kingston 333mhz 2.6volt
    an ati x700pro vivo 256mb
    an [email protected] 333fsb Barton
    win xp pro sp2
    DDC, Aug 28, 2005
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    Paul Guest

    I think you should review your upgrade strategy first.

    If you are planning on buying a S939 Athlon64 board, chances
    are you'll want to go with 2 x 1GB modules. It is easier to
    get performance from two modules, than from four modules
    (as in 4 x 512MB), and if you were planning on playing BF2
    on the new system, the 2 x 1GB modules might be useful.
    2 x 512MB would also work, if the level of detail is turned
    down a bit.

    You should also consider that DDR is getting near the end
    of its life cycle - next year AMD will start shipping
    processors with DDR2 memory controllers on them, so there
    will be a shift away from DDR. If you plan on upgrading
    very soon, instead of a year from now, the DDR might still
    make sense. But you'll be a bit disappointed if the next
    great thing you see is a shiny new Athlon64 motherboard
    with DDR2 memory, and you have a handful of DDR memory.

    Your strategy could be, to buy one 512MB DDR stick to go
    with the one you've got. That won't cost too much, and could be
    considered a throw away. Then, buy whatever memory is needed
    for the new motherboard, when you get the new motherboard.

    I have a ton of old and leftover memory here, so I've
    learned this lesson the hard way - buying memory for
    a rainy day seldom works out, no matter how good the price

    For Nforce2, if you were running a dual channel version and
    wished to run at FSB400, I would recommend the purchase of
    CAS2 memory. Since you are running at FSB333, the chipset
    won't have a problem with memory, so either a CAS2 or a CAS3
    DDR333 or DDR400 memory should be fine. (By running benchmarks,
    it appears the Nforce2 doesn't actually run at CAS2.5, as
    CAS2.5 has the same benchmark as CAS3. At least, that is
    how it works on my A7N8X-E.)

    Also, it helps to build your new system, when you have money
    for all the components in hand. Buying a motherboard in
    October, processor in December, monitor next March, and
    so on, means you have a pile of components you cannot use
    until your purchasing is complete. It is better to budget
    for the entire system, save up for it, then buy the gear
    all in one shot - it makes it easier to figure out what
    needs to be returned if there are problems and the like.
    Some returns policies are 7, 15, or 30 days, and it can
    be tough sometimes, to test the system thoroughly before
    the initial return period is up. Consider the possibility
    that the memory you purchase now, might not work well with
    the new motherboard, and being able to return the memory
    and get something more compatible within the return
    period has its advantages.

    Paul, Aug 28, 2005
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    DDC Guest

    Well thank Paul.
    There a lot of 512mb ddr1 value memory's, i've plan to get that kind
    of mem now for about a few mount and now like you've said it better to
    get maybe something cheaper and then get the real stuff. Now i'm back
    to 1 512mb module. Maybe a Kingston, just one to fit the one a got.
    There a lot of writing in the newsgroup about people that had 1 512mb
    memory chip that have notice a big improvement by hading an other
    512mb. ie: bf2 like you've said. Personnaly i've try that game and
    didn't find it impressing like doom3, flatout and pariah witch are
    very demanding on the system. bf2 is more like a strategic team play
    with a level of graphic of farcry and ut4 that is what it's look like
    on my rig.

    Also it smooth out every application in win xp. my last move on that
    system will be hading that mem and then selling all for a few 100s$

    And then getting me a low cost system just to be up to date with the
    technology. athlon 64 3200 + a pcie x300 shity card...

    Are the pcie really better than the agp version like x300 agp and x300

    DDC, Aug 29, 2005
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    Paul Guest

    PCI Express has a lot more bandwidth, but it isn't currently being
    used all that well. Tomshardware did an experiment, where they
    found that PCI-E x4 was almost as fast as x8 or x16.

    The thing is, though, if your new motherboard has a PCI Express
    video slot, you'll be ready for faster cards when they drop
    in price. They will only make AGP cards as long as there is
    still some demand for them, and once PCI Express dominates the
    market, AGP will disappear. If you already had a $500 AGP card,
    getting an AGP motherboard might make sense, otherwise get
    the PCI Express one instead.

    A 6600GT isn't a bad card. AGP 8x version, 500/1000 clocks,
    with 128MB memory, costs $149. A PCI Express x16 version of
    the same card is also $149.

    Paul, Aug 29, 2005
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