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    I have some pretty basic questions about memory that i could use some help with.

    As far as DDR PC2700, what is the best manufacturer? I've always purchased Samsung, but what would you guys suggest for someone who will not be overclocking them, I just want a very stable, great performing chip

    Are heat spreaders effective for non overclocked chips?

    And what's the deal with people suggesting to purchase sets.... i.e. 2x256mb=512mb or 2x512=1gig, I've always thought that a single chip performed better.

    Thanks for your help!!!
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    Corsair definately... I'll give ya a link to the ram i'd recommend to ya .. just gimme a minute...

    Okay here it is: http://www.corsairmemory.com/xms/xms_modules.html

    Look down for "Extreme Low Latency"... or if your using an nForce2 or a grante bay board, look to the matched pair below. That's what I'd recommend :)
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    I think he covered the high performance memory thing (Corsair does kick some extreme tail), but as for why to buy 2x256 or whatever...that depends on your need. If you have an Intel Granite Bay mobo or an Nforce2 for AMD...they can take Dual Channel DDR, which is essentially taking two sticks of RAM and doubling the effective memory bandwidth (be forewarned, the AMD with its slow FSB is ill-equipped to take full advantage of the additional bandwidth, e.g. you won't notice a major performance advantage)

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    If ya "you won't notice a major performance advantage" then tell me why the nForce2 is so far in front of the KT400 and b4 ya reply I own and build them so it better be a good explanation as I know different about how XMS3500 can be found wantin' on a nForce2 mobo. :devil win
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    Kingston is supposedly THE memory manufacturer. Though you generally pay a premium for the name.

    Heat spreaders for memory is total BS, you might need them if you plan on overclocking.

    As for the 2x 256 vs 1x 512, sometimes you can find a deal on memory an its cheaper to go with 2 x 256. I know its a hell of lot cheaper to go 2x 512 than getting one 1gig module. That an the new dual channel DDR mother boards out there that require memory be installed in pairs just like the RDRAM.

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    Wiggo man...you're right, the performance of the Nforce2 is way ahead of that of the KT400, can't deny that. I was only saying that with the stock FSB speeds of AMD processors, most of Dual DDR 400's bandwidth seems overkill and wasteful seeing at the processor can't manage that much bandwidth (though with a little o/c, well....that's a different story)

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    That's ok m8 but some ppl around here may take that info the wrong way was all but most of us build systems just so we can find where those limits are (I'm goin' to have to try that 200MHz FSB on this XP2600+ when I finally get it together). ;)
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