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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: The Best RAM

    The Best RAM
    By G3n June 20, 2001, 07:42 PM

    Where can I find the best SDRAM for my new ASUS A7V133 KT133A ATX?

    Should i get PC 150? I know my MB only gos to 133

    What should i really look at when getting RAM?

    By phil_me_up June 20, 2001, 07:50 PM

    quote:Originally posted by G3n:
    Where can I find the best SDRAM for my new ASUS A7V133 KT133A ATX?

    Should i get PC 150? I know my MB only gos to 133

    What should i really look at when getting RAM?

    IMO, Crucial offers the best performing RAM without spending way too much money. I recommend getting a stick or two of this from Crucial. You get free 2-day air shipping as well.

    By superjohnny June 20, 2001, 07:58 PM

    I disagree. Yes, Crucial does make good Ram, but not anywhere NEAR the best. If you really want to push your memory till it bleeds, get memory faster than 7.5ns. I have been very happy with my MemMan memory with Mosel Vitelic memory chips (7ns). It's tested over 150MHz which is much faster than MOST (90%) Crucial CAS2 256MB sticks will do.

    I suggest either memory with Infineon or Mosel Vitelic memory modules.

    Your A7V133 will do much higher than 133MHz FSB. Many are getting 150-155MHz without too much problem, but you need high quality ram to do it.

    I think most people will agree that Mushkin has some of the best (and most expensive) memory available. Btw... they use Mosel Vitelic and Infineon memory.

    By krazie662 June 20, 2001, 08:07 PM

    i think that mushkin makes some of the best memory, as does corsair. Crucial is good for the avg user, but if you want high quality stuff to OC, i think mushkin is good

    By phil_me_up June 20, 2001, 08:39 PM

    Obviously you guys have never actually used Crucial RAM. If you did you would know that it hits 150MHz with no probs, and without lowering any of the latency settings. Just didnt think this guy needs to spend $240 to get 256MB of Mushkin and etc...

    By AlphaZero June 20, 2001, 08:54 PM

    Crucial will get the job done. It may not always reach 150MHz, but it will get close at the very least. Clock for clock, Crucial RAM outperforms most others, and is of the highest quality.

    By Ashpool June 20, 2001, 10:58 PM

    Now it looks like I'm going for Crucial memory instead of Mushkin memory (couple bucks cheaper )

    By baklaguy June 21, 2001, 12:45 AM

    I would go with Crucial as well. Order it from them direct. They will offer you free shipping. I am pretty sure Mechanic would suggest the same thing. I think he works for them or something...

    By Neo June 21, 2001, 04:29 AM

    I agree crucial is good. But I think mushkin makes the best ram out there.

    By phil_me_up June 21, 2001, 04:37 AM

    quote:Originally posted by Neo:
    I agree crucial is good. But I think mushkin makes the best ram out there.

    But is really worth 4x the price to get 2x128MB sticks of Rev3 over one 256MB of Crucial Cas2? Doesn't sound like that great of a deal to me.


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