Suggestions/comments on these parts.
Posted 22 May 2008 - 03:34 PM
It's all about the luck of the draw and many sticks will require 2.2V. This voltage is VERY high for stock settings and IMO should not be recommended. For DDR2 it's reaching a red zone and any higher will require active cooling, failure to do so will result in a phenomenon called electromigration. That being said, why suggest RAM that requires higher voltages when there are other kits out there that have much lower voltages and should generally last longer. Similar to our discussions regarding your PSU, just because it currently works, doesn't mean that it'll work well in the long term. Because the patriot memory requires a much higher voltage, it's more susceptible to error. In addition, generally lower voltages at stock settings (assuming the frequency is high and timings are tight) are more attractive to overclockers as it gives us much more head room to work with in gaining greater performance.
I disagree with James on the RAM. I find Patriot memory to be very cool, and it typically doesn't require the full 2.2V to run at stock settings. I have the exact same RAM, except in 1GB sticks, and they handle stock speeds at 2.0V. However, even at 2.2V (which I have them on because I overclock), they've lasted me over a year and have shown no signs of overheating.
jst42day, good choice
Edited by james_8970, 22 May 2008 - 03:37 PM.
Posted 22 May 2008 - 06:41 PM
That's the stuff that was driving me crazy.
I ordered the Mushkin Kamille suggested.
jst42day (it's all we've got)
Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:26 PM
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