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  1. #11
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    Default Re: RAM question

    Quote Originally Posted by Conners View Post
    I am modifying this post cause I may have mis-understood the original question. I took it as he wanted to replace the memory he had with 4 gb of the ram he mentioned. I did not take it as he wanted to add 2 gb of x memory to what he already had. If that's what he meant then my bad for not understanding and I apologize for that. Other wise...

    What I am suggesting is (although I never came out and said it) 1) either buy the same ram you have now to add to your system or 2) get what I suggest or what ever pleases you and/or matches and works for you. Numeral uno rule in memory is never mix ram (manufactures/types).

    You can but not the best scenario... Is that clear as mud?

    @Art..did you receive the water cooler you won yet?



    nah mate im getting rid of the OCZ, not adding to it

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    The list by Gigabyte is memory that they've already tested and it's usually listed by article number not name. Tha list definitely isn't complete, it's just a list for people that need to be absolutely sure that their RAM works before ordering.

    I had 2 kits of OCZ Platinum XTC 1066 2x2GB running fine on my UD3P, I don't think I've heard of someone having problems with them on current GB boards, so I don't see why you would want to get rid of them.
    At the current prices I would just order the lowest priced brand name RAM. If you get (in no particular order) OCZ, Geil, G.Skill, Corsair, Patriot you should be fine, the days where RAM often was incompatible with motherboards is over. If you want to overclock, get 1000MHz or 1066MHz RAM, if not just get normal 800 MHz, you won't notice a difference anyway (see my sig).


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    i had some ocz platinum 800HMz and it didn't like my motherboard at all. i had to borrow some ram off my friend.

    so im kinda paranoid about spending money on something that might not work.

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    ok, Corsair 4GB 8500 C5DF vs ocz reaper 4Gb 8500


    help?

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    Default Re: RAM question

    Use the forum search/google with your board name and the RAM name/part number to see if you can find anyone running that board & RAM combination.
    Both kits probably are using the same RAM chips anyway, so the only difference can be the PCB and SPD programming.

    It's unlikely that someone running your board and one of those kits happens to look into this thread, the best way to get an answer is to search yourself.


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    Default Re: RAM question

    Yes the memory QVL it's a good place to start, but they don't test all modules. If it is not on the list it may or may not work. So the questions I have are; Why do you want to change the memory you have for some other type? What is the part number of your current memory? All we know is that you have OCZ platinum. OCZ platinum comes at many different speeds and types. see----> OCZ Technology | Products | DDR2 | Platinum Series
    We are only trying to help, but how good can our suggestions be when we don't know what you currently are using and for what you think you need it for?
    Conners No, although I was not here yesterday to accept any packages.

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    Default Re: RAM question

    What yopu could do also is google reviews of each brand/type you like and see what they are saying. I know some people like Muskin ram pretty well also.

    For your convience: Mushkin Memory

    I am thinking about trying some next time I buy memory. Good Luck with your search.

  8. #18
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    Default Re: RAM question

    Alright, i bought some Dominator 1066 8500 today, and it runs perfect :)


    And i had this
    OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Platinum 4GB Edition Dual Channel


    but it was my friends and he needed it back :)

    thanks guys, you really helped, sorry if i didn't say my specs and stuff

    (the corsair came with a nifty memory cooler too haha)

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