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Crucial Vs Corsair Vs Geil Ram

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#1 benny269


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Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:29 PM


Soon to be building a PC I'm trying to decide on RAM. I'm using the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R mobo with support for RAM up to 1066MHz. Having read lots of material from a few websites (particularly CustomPC magazine's website) I've narrowed it down to 3 with the same latency timings. I can't decide between the following:

Crucial Ballistix
  • Highly overclockable but more expensive
Corsair XMS2
  • Some overclockability but only with slower timings, a little cheaper than Ballistix
Geil 2GB
  • Heavily recommended on some other sites, lots of customer reviews, cheapest, OC?
Any advice and guidance on how to proceed is appreciated.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:15 AM

Check the warranties to see if any will allow you to overclock without voiding the warranty (probably not).

Haven't used Geil, but have found Crucial and Corsair to be equally reliable. Haven't overclocked since around 2000, so I'm no help there.
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:15 AM

I've always been a big fan of Corsair for their reliability, and how they deal with failures. The Ballistix are a bit more of a hit or miss affair, I understand. You might get something that overclocks wonderfully and runs until kingdom come, or you get something that dies in 6 months.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 06:06 AM

I'm with usasma, have used Crucial Ballistix and had no problems. Corsair have a good reputation too, but never used Gell memory.
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