which memory?

orangeaccord

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System:

AMD 3000+ venice
DFI nF4 Ultra-D
evga 7800GT
OCZ 520w powerstream

I plan on getting 2 sticks of 512mb. I plan on doing some oc'ing. Which of these do you think would be the best price/performance choice?

Crucial Ballistix
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820148007

OCZ Gold
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227211

OCZ Platinum Rev2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820146890

Patriot
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820220033

G. Skill
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231013

If you have suggestions for 1gb vs 2gb I would also love to hear those.
 

(cf)Eclipse

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820148009

i have the lower rated pc3200 version, which is sometimes 5b G and sometimes 5b D (G > D), these should always be G.. but anyway, i got a week ago that does 225mhz at 2-2-2, 260mhz at 2.5-2-2 and 290mhz at 3-3-3, all with the rated voltage ;)
i'm fairly certain the pc4000 gets the chips that do higher mhz, but potentially at looser timings. i haven't done enough testing to be sure though
 

orangeaccord

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I have heard people have been having problems with recent Crucial stuff. I know its good ram and I'm thinking its worth the risk to go ahead and get it. I mean I dont think I can pass up good ram based on something that may OR may not happen.
 
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try to get something other than crucial for the moment. there is a lot of good stuff out there
 

(cf)Eclipse

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i like that g.skill too

also, it's the ballistix 1gb sticks with 5b D that's having issues. i haven't seen anyone with micron 5b G have any dead sticks. i gave my stick i got a week ago 3.1v for a while, and it's clocking better than when i got it ;) (read: 290mhz is actually stable, not random reboots like it was before)
 

orangeaccord

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Well this computer is going to be primarily for gaming and school work so I'm probably gonna go with the 2gb of G.Skill.
 

Stereophile

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As others have mentioned, the crucial ballistix seems to be having qc issues at the moment.
I ordered a pair of crucial ballistix 512mb pc4000 sticks a month ago, and they were dead 2 weeks later. Also from what Eclipse says, they pretty much require active cooling. I never had a fan on mine, but they never felt hot to me when testing them for hours with memtest when I was dialing in my oc.

I bought one of these locally instead of risking another RMA and the associated downtime.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820220045
 
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