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#1 shinji1146

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:26 PM

Okay, so ive been looking around for some new ram for my computer. After some searching, ive found two good options but i dont know how much of a performance difference i will see between the two due to their timings. My question: is it worth it to get the more expensive ram because it is timed better and has the heat spreaders?

They are both DDR SDRAM 400 (PC3200).
They are also both made by Mushkin.

1) 3-3-3-8 no heat spreaders
2) 2-3-2-6 with heat spreaders

here are the links online (on newegg)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820146366
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820226108

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:34 PM

Lower timings equal faster RAM, but I guess it depends on what your after, with a computer that old, well, your not likely to be running to many of the new games and programs anyway.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:42 PM

Okay i didnt really think that i would see a big difference between the two because the computer is so old. I guess that ill just go for the cheaper ones.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:51 PM

Thats what I would do, Im not sure Id put to much money into a system that old. the lower timings will improve performance and the cooling fins help a little with cooling, but it wont be a large difference. If its like a 5 dollar difference Id go with the lower timings, any more then that and Id save the money and go with the cheaper ones.

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