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    Crucial vs. Corsair

    there's a $30 dollar difference between the two (crucial being more expensive)

    which would you recommend for Asus A7N8X-E-Deluxe?

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    Kingston HyperX.

    In my experience with Crucial and Corsair, the only difference was the price. But I never tried to overclock them or anything like that.

    Did you check the latency on the two sticks? Maybe the Crucial had a 2ns and the Corsair had 2.5ns?

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    actually it's 3 for crucial:

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    Well if I was building a server, I'd go with Crucial. If I was building a gaming box, probably Corsair or Mushkin. I'm not saying that Corsair is unreliable, because they arn't, but they opt for speed and Crucial is more boring. They don't try and tweak anything for performance, you get CAS latencies of 2.5 instead of 2, even though they should run perfect at CAS2 (depends though).

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    Between those two: Corsair
    Or Else: Kingston

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    I'll tell ya, spilot, I've got a stick of Kingston HyperX cas2 in my A7N8X, and it SCREAMS. But if you want one or the other, and the Crucial is CAS3, go with the Corsair like ArcticFox says.

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    yea, kingston's looking pretty good actually...i think i might just go with that

    decided to go with Kingston HyperX 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3000
    Last edited by spilot; April 21st, 2004 at 04:06 PM.

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    although reading "10 reasons why i should buy crucial" seems to interest me...is it as good as it's dished up to be?

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    Crucial has a reputation. But that doesn't mean that other brands aren't 'as good' as Crucial.

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    what is the latency? What is better higher or lower? I know a lot about computers but I am jsut trying to learn the smaller fine tuning things
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    lower is better
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    I'm assuming this is regular corsair and not Corsair XMS???

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    xms must be pretty dope eh?

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    Yes it is... All the rigs in the house are running XMS with the exception of my sisters computer which is running crucial... Both are 100% stable. The XMS overclocks nicely and still runs cool with overvolting. However, they're not cheap, espeically now that memory prices have skyrocketed.

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    3 words.............

    Geil Golden Dragon!

    To be honest there are a couple criteria I follow on memory, or else I go with Kingston Value Ram..............

    #1.) Among the name brands, cl2>cl2.5>cl3. (i.e. 2 takes precedence over 2.5, over 3)

    #2.) If it's memory I ain't heard of, I don't need it!


    After that, I've had stupid-good luck with Kingston value Ram and never had it *not* run in anything I've stuck it in.......even a Dell!!! I just like the Geil Golden Dragon 'cuz it's puuuurty, it runs good, it has little red LED's in the corners and comes in a puuuurty jewelry-type case! Did I mention it's puuuurty??
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