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Stugotz

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I HAVE read through just about every thread in reference to the Asus A8N-Sli Deluxe and which modules are the best...and HAVE tried to understand why each person recommends one part # over another part #, but am still unsure WHY it is you make these decisions.

 

So, my question is:

 

 

1) Lowest Latency:TWINX1024-3200XL / DDR-400 (PC-3200) / 2-2-2-5

2) Most Popular:TWINX1024-3200C2 / DDR-400 (PC-3200) / *2-3-3-6 / 2.5-3-3-6

3) Best Overclocking:TWINX1024-4400C25 / DDR-550 (XMS-4400) / 2.5-4-4-8

4) Other Modules: DDR-500

 

Since I know NUTTIN about over clocking, I would really like your help in understanding the actual lamen (dumb-dumb) terms difference between choices 1 and 2 and possibly 4.

 

If they are all compatible, and all good quality, and all are described as REALLY good for gaming.......what are the noticeable differences you would get that would make you choose one over the other?

 

(What is the actual real world difference that leads you to your choice?)

 

[My PC specs are listed under the tab above]

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Hi,

 

I also use A8N SLI Deluxe. FYI, none of SLI boards are 100% stable, including A8N SLI that has very bad oc result for me. If you don't plan to use SLI, DFI nF4-DAGF is highly recommended for oc/daily use. If you're planning to use SLI, I recommend you to buy CAS2.5 or CAS3 of TwinX so the memory controller wouldn't to busy. It's not promoting DFI nF4-DAGF, but I already bought it and found that this mb is overspec within its price (US$97).

BTW using CL2 & CL3 memory wouldn't make 5% different of 3DMark05 score :!:

 

TwinX1024-3200XLPRO@PC4300 CAS 2.5/2.8v

OC results: DFI nF4-DAGF & TwinX1024-3200XLPROv1.2 PCMark04

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1) Lowest Latency:TWINX1024-3200XL / DDR-400 (PC-3200) / 2-2-2-5

2) Most Popular:TWINX1024-3200C2 / DDR-400 (PC-3200) / *2-3-3-6 / 2.5-3-3-6

3) Best Overclocking:TWINX1024-4400C25 / DDR-550 (XMS-4400) / 2.5-4-4-8

4) Other Modules: DDR-500

 

Since I know NUTTIN about over clocking, I would really like your help in understanding the actual lamen (dumb-dumb) terms difference between choices 1 and 2 and possibly 4.

 

If they are all compatible, and all good quality, and all are described as REALLY good for gaming.......what are the noticeable differences you would get that would make you choose one over the other?

 

I LOVE THAT TAB!!! :)

 

People choose 2 over 1 because of price. 4 is for OCers that are hitting really high overclocks and need memory that can keep up. IIRC, there's a 3-5% difference in performance between the XLs and C2s, could be wrong though. The XLs have the potential to OC very well, whereas the C2s don't.

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Thnx for the quick repsonse Ferry,

.......I already got the board, and am about to get 2x 6800GT's to run SLI.......and keep getting conflicting info in regards to why I need one pair of modules over the other.....so I am trying to understand why?

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Srry Wired,

 

You must have posted while I was typing this message.......didn't see your post till after I hit SAAVE CHanGES

 

So what your saying is....the XL is more expensive but performs a bit better thant the #2.....at least the scores Corsair charts seems to look that way, and people would rather pay less and go with the slower/cheaper of the two and that is why it is Most Popular?

 

So, the Twin1024-3200XL is the faster/better of the options if I am not going to OC?

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So what your saying is....the XL is more expensive but performs a bit better thant the #2.....at least the scores Corsair charts seems to look that way, and people would rather pay less and go with the slower/cheaper of the two and that is why it is Most Popular?

 

So, the Twin1024-3200XL is the faster/better of the options if I am not going to OC?

Correct, and correct.

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Last Question:

 

For the same price range, what is better for my gaming addiction:

 

2 GB Modules of:

 

1)TWINX2048-3200PRO - $269.00

2)TWINX2048-3200C2PRO - $266.00

3)TWINX2048-3200C2 - $241.00

 

OR

 

1 GB Modules of:

 

I think this one is SUPPOSED to be the Pro Version, but is marked wrong....

1) TWINXP1024-3200XL - $258.00

2) TWINX1024-3200XLPT - $191.00

3) TWINX1024-3200XL - $190.00

 

and Why is this one same price as XL?

 

TWINXP1024-3200C2 - $190.00

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2 GB Modules of:

 

TWINX2048-3200PRO

TWINX2048-3200C2PRO

TWINX2048-3200C2

 

OR

 

1 GB Modules of:

 

TWINXP1024-3200XL

TWINX1024-3200XLPT

TWINX1024-3200XL - $190.00

 

and Why is this one same price as XL?

TWINXP1024-3200C2

 

2GB

#2 and #3 are same, just PRO has LEDs. 2 and 3 > 1

 

1GB

all identical performance. 1 = 2 = 3

 

I highlighted the Ps for you. TwinXPs are the new XPERT memory, with configurable LEDs that say stuff like mem speed, temp, or custom comments.

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For my gaming addiction, am I better off going with:

 

2 GB of the TWINX2048-3200C2

 

OR

 

1 GB of TWINX1024-3200XL for close to the same ballpark in price?

 

If all the pro does is have blinky lights, then not really worth the extra $ to me......and I don't overclock my shiat...so from what I understand, those above are my two best choices

 

(Just want and trust your judgment.....b4 I spend the $)

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Stugotz,

It really depends on the games you play, if you play BF1942 and will play the new version that is comming I would suggest 2.0 Gig of memory. Other wise one set of Twinx1024-3200XL would have a bit better performance.

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Wow, thnx RAMGUY!

 

That's just crazy to me.....most people have 1gb at most.....2gb is A LOT for the average person.

 

Is there any possibility of Corsair making the XL in 1GB (2048) pair in the near future?

 

I gues I will get the 2GB of c2 then....gaming is all this rig is for

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Well I would talk to the makers of the respective games and have them explain the advantages to you. But all of the games I have seen will play just fine with 1.0 Gig of memory, just you may not be able to use some of the enhanced features of the game.
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What are the differences b/w these, they are the almost same price:

 

TWINX2048-3200

http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/configurator_search_results.html

 

Twinx2048-3200c2

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145574

 

And are these just the same as above but with lights and heat shields...or is there another difference from the regular versions above?:

Model #: TWINX2048-3200PRO

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145503

 

TWINX2048-3200C2PRO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145587

 

 

Sorry guys, have just been reading alot and can't narrow down the differences on my own in normal terms

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