View Full Version : Ram upgrade/addition

09-07-2005, 08:04 PM
A few months ago I posted this thread (http://www.pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?t=55840&page=1&pp=10&highlight=chiefnz).

At present I am looking to buy some more RAM. Currently my rig has 512MB of Seitec RAM. I have a mate who can hook me up with CORSAIR 512MB PC3200 DDR400 Memory 184-PIN DDR RAM, Corsair Value Select for $76.00 + GST

I will most likely buy 1 stick at this stage... but I definitely want 1GB so that I can run it in dual channel mode.

My question...

What is the difference between the Value Select Series and the more expensive non-value select range apart from PRICE that is.

Any other suggestions on RAM would be appreciated...

I play a fair bit of games so it needs to be quite reliable.



09-07-2005, 08:27 PM
Theres not much difference. The non-value stuff is more stable if you want to overclock, if not, this is fine. Theres a few reviews comparing their two types around the net...

09-07-2005, 08:40 PM
I generally buy Legend RAM and I can get 1 x 512 Meg stick for $90.00 GST inclusive. This has a lifetime warranty.

Normally I will boot off UBCD and run Memtest overnight before installing the O/S.

Any failure and the RAM goes back at that time.

I have had two failed RAM sticks over a few years and both have been replaced without question.

09-07-2005, 10:27 PM
Thanks for that, guess I will be buying the RAM then.

My CPU is over-clocked... never over-clocked my RAM though but I'm always game for something new.



09-07-2005, 10:59 PM
I dont overclock but I think I remember reading somewhere if you do it on the ram then you want the fasts ram you can afford at the time like 400 ddr instead of 333 ddr and with fast latencys as well.

Were up to 566ddr now to.

400 ddr,466 ddr,500 ddr,533 ddr,566 ddr.

Then you also have ddr2 if your motherboard takes it.

www.pricespy.co.nz for computer stuff.