I am building a new system around a Pentium P4 3.2 800MHz on a Asus P4C800-E Deluxe Board. I can buy single 512mb DR3200 at the reasonable price of around £50/60 each. But when I check the web prices of matched pairs of 512mb (1gb total) then the prices spiral, especially those recommended by Asus for this board £200+/pair. My question is do I really need factory matched pairs, or can I purchase two identical single items, and what is the result if they are not fully compatable? As I want 1gb per channel as in my present system, the difference in price would result in living without dual channel. Any recommendations of reasonable priced 512mb DR3200 Ram that works on this board would be appreciated.
Thanks for your comments. AdobeMilano, I've seen the Geil ram but £360+ isn't much better than £400, and the £400 are recommended. Paperman, been to Eclipse, but comment same, £360. Remember I'm buying all units new, and gone well over budget already. To A NICKNAME - Thanks I think I'll try two by the same manufacturer, and if they are OK, then buy my second pair.
Try click here, theyve got all teh RAM you could ever ask for at very good prices. I have used TwinMos DDR 3200 for a long time now with no problems, its important to remember that you should get ram with as low a CL as possible, 2.5 is good but 2 is better.. Reallistically you should be looking at about 130 for 1b of 2x512 matched pairs.
Been to crucial, very impressed. Imput computer details, Motherboard etc. Size of DDR ram wanted and up comes the recommended type to buy. It was delivered in 48 hours post free by "next day" delivery. Thanks