Crucial Ballistix 2GB Kit (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) 5-5-5-15
Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400 4GB Kit (4 x 1GB) DDR2-800 XMS2-6400 Xtreme Performance Memory 5-5-5-12
Crucial has been the only memory I have ever used, and although people sometimes complain about them being too pricey, in my opinion you get what you pay for. However, for about the same price, I could get 4 gigs of Ram from Corsair, who are no slouches themselves when it comes to high end memory. The difference is obviously the bus speeds. The Crucial sticks are PC2 8000 and the Corsair sticks are PC2 6400.
So what do you do? Do you go with the faster memory and less of it, or max out with 4 gigs of the slower stuff? They both have very similar timing too, the only difference being that last stat, the Crucial is 15 and the Corsair is 12? I have no idea what those numbers reffer too, lol! I am assuming, perhaps incorrectly, that the lower the number the better they are, like the CAS latency. Anyone have any suggestions or advice on this one??? Thanks for our time,