Overclockers.. i am thinking of trading in my 512mb ram for 1gig.. help!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ThePunkerGuy, May 13, 2003.

  1. ThePunkerGuy

    ThePunkerGuy Guest

    Ok, here is my question.. right now i have
    2 sticks of 256mb Corsiar PC-3200LL running in dual channel. I am running it at 420Mhz fsb rock stable.
    the specs on these chips are:
    Speed 400 MHz
    Organization 2 x 32M x 64
    CAS Latency 2-2-2-6-T1
    Memory type DDR
    Part number: TWINX512-3200LL

    Ok, i used to have 768mb of ram before i built this setup, and i miss it.. i can tell a difference and really want more ram. Since i am doing the dual channel thing i guess the only option i have is to get 2X512mb sticks of ram. I only have like $220 to spend on these new sticks of ram. Well, the ram i have now has the timing of 2-2-2-6-T1 and runs fine at that timing overclocked to 420mhz.
    Here is what i want to know, i am looking at getting 2 sticks of this ram:
    CORSAIR MEMORY XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series 512MB 32MX8 PC-3200C2 With Heat Spreader
    Speed 400MHz
    Organization 32MX8
    CAS Latency 2-3-3-6-T1
    Memory type DDR

    These chips are only $109 a piece at newegg. They have slower timings of 2-3-3-6-T1. Here are the questions i have.
    1. Will these chips run at 420Mhz easy without relaxing the timings any?
    2. If i buy them not as a "Twinx" set, will they still run fine in dual channel?
    3. How much slower will they be since the timings are slower than my current ram?

    Ok, thanks!!
  2. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

    I would sugest something but the mods tend to look down on me every time I sugest something other then corsair ram in the forums :(
  3. Dlovely

    Dlovely Guest


    I have that exact corsair memory with silver heatspreader. Its running with my P4PE and P4 2.4 C1 stepping. I was wondering if i should get 512k more memory to make 1Gb even. I've experienced lagging and so forth and I am not sure if I can blame it on the memory or not. I have my FSB @ 150 making my memory 400Mhz. I'm not sure what to expect out of this memory since I have no real experience with good memory but I'd like to hear some peoples opinions on whether 1Gb is a waste in my case in terms of performance gain vs, money spent.
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    i know for a fact games are already utilizing over 512mb of physical memory. so my 2x512mb shoud be arriving any day now. :cool:

    *cough* crucial! *cough* :mad: