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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had no issues with the PQi ram I've had installed since early March.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

>> gigaram 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model GR9053-1GB/400/SA - Retail <<

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820221004

i'm considering the one linked above. why am i thinking of this one? 2 things: heat spreader and cas latency of 2.5.... has anyone tried using this memory? i know there are other modules of memory for almost 8-10 bucks cheaper, but beinga hardcore pc user, i rather pay a lil extra and get my money's worth.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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>> gigaram 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model GR9053-1GB/400/SA - Retail <<

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820221004

i'm considering the one linked above. why am i thinking of this one? 2 things: heat spreader and cas latency of 2.5.... has anyone tried using this memory? i know there are other modules of memory for almost 8-10 bucks cheaper, but beinga hardcore pc user, i rather pay a lil extra and get my money's worth.

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Not when this one is stated as working in the many reviews and is cheaper. I used one in my Mini with no problems. There is no reference to what Gigaram memory will work in the mini on their website. I would definatly look at other brands that are proven
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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guyin916 wrote:
>> gigaram 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model GR9053-1GB/400/SA - Retail <<

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820221004

i'm considering the one linked above. why am i thinking of this one? 2 things: heat spreader and cas latency of 2.5.... has anyone tried using this memory? i know there are other modules of memory for almost 8-10 bucks cheaper, but beinga hardcore pc user, i rather pay a lil extra and get my money's worth.

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Not when this one is stated as working in the many reviews and is cheaper. I used one in my Mini with no problems. There is no reference to what Gigaram memory will work in the mini on their website. I would definatly look at other brands that are proven


the one you listed is not CAS 2.5... it's CAS 3.0.... thus missing my reference in why i was interested in the gigaRam.. technically it should work.. just was curious if others have had success with this brand and model.. i was not asking about proven technology.. nobody has listed a brand and model that is CAS 2.5, bud.. so that's why i brought that brand and model up. so sue me if i was misleading in what i was asking. so yours might be cheaper, but technically slower..

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the one you listed is not CAS 2.5... it's CAS 3.0.... thus missing my reference in why i was interested in the gigaRam.. technically it should work.. just was curious if others have had success with this brand and model.. i was not asking about proven technology.. nobody has listed a brand and model that is CAS 2.5, bud.. so that's why i brought that brand and model up. so sue me if i was misleading in what i was asking. so yours might be cheaper, but technically slower..

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Buy it and try it "bud". The main thing to buying RAM is to get one that the manufacturer states that works. Heat spreaders can be purchased seperatly they are nice but not necessary. The one I brought up may be slower but technically it works in the mini.

If money was not a problem then get this one 2.5 cas latencey and proof that it works in the mini.

The mini is a laoptop without the connected display. If you want to get performance from the mini change the hard drive to a 7200 rpm model or boot from firewire.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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guyin916 wrote:
the one you listed is not CAS 2.5... it's CAS 3.0.... thus missing my reference in why i was interested in the gigaRam.. technically it should work.. just was curious if others have had success with this brand and model.. i was not asking about proven technology.. nobody has listed a brand and model that is CAS 2.5, bud.. so that's why i brought that brand and model up. so sue me if i was misleading in what i was asking. so yours might be cheaper, but technically slower..

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Buy it and try it "bud". The main thing to buying RAM is to get one that the manufacturer states that works. Heat spreaders can be purchased seperatly they are nice but not necessary. The one I brought up may be slower but technically it works in the mini.

If money was not a problem then get this one 2.5 cas latencey and proof that it works in the mini.

The mini is a laoptop without the connected display. If you want to get performance from the mini change the hard drive to a 7200 rpm model or boot from firewire.


i like the sounds of this crucial memory module. thanks for the recommendation (it's only like 15-20 bucks more i think).. and i think that's the one that was recommended on crucial's website. i'm still a mac virgin in the process of having the cherry popped (this is my first mac).

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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homerjatmoes wrote:
guyin916 wrote:
the one you listed is not CAS 2.5... it's CAS 3.0.... thus missing my reference in why i was interested in the gigaRam.. technically it should work.. just was curious if others have had success with this brand and model.. i was not asking about proven technology.. nobody has listed a brand and model that is CAS 2.5, bud.. so that's why i brought that brand and model up. so sue me if i was misleading in what i was asking. so yours might be cheaper, but technically slower..

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Buy it and try it "bud". The main thing to buying RAM is to get one that the manufacturer states that works. Heat spreaders can be purchased seperatly they are nice but not necessary. The one I brought up may be slower but technically it works in the mini.

If money was not a problem then get this one 2.5 cas latencey and proof that it works in the mini.

The mini is a laoptop without the connected display. If you want to get performance from the mini change the hard drive to a 7200 rpm model or boot from firewire.


i like the sounds of this crucial memory module. thanks for the recommendation (it's only like 15-20 bucks more i think).. and i think that's the one that was recommended on crucial's website. i'm still a mac virgin in the process of having the cherry popped (this is my first mac).

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just went to crucial.com, they want 153.00 for the 1gb module now, it was under 100.00 not too long ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just went to crucial.com, they want 153.00 for the 1gb module now, it was under 100.00 not too long ago.

Every year at this time memory goes up because of students goingback to school. Mmeory is traded like oil demand goes up so does the price.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

homerjatmoes wrote:
castufari wrote:
I just went to crucial.com, they want 153.00 for the 1gb module now, it was under 100.00 not too long ago.

Every year at this time memory goes up because of students goingback to school. Mmeory is traded like oil demand goes up so does the price.


might have been 100 bucks for CAS 3.0 ram *shrugs*
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So in an entry-level computer like the mini how much performance benefit is one going to notice with 2.5 CAS memory vs 3.0?
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So in an entry-level computer like the mini how much performance benefit is one going to notice with 2.5 CAS memory vs 3.0?

Probably none. You really need to push a machine to notice any difference. You will not notice the difference while surfing the web or using an office application. If you were researching the human genome or where rendering an animated movie you would notice the difference after long periods of work.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PNY Optima DDR400 Cas 2.5 no problems
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PNY Optima DDR400 Cas 2.5 no problems


where'd you get it? got any part numbers?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have my Crucial on Sunday. It's 2.5, and was really expensive, but my dad was really generous. I wouldn't pay $160 for RAM, even at CAS2.5...

The difference between 2.0 and 3.0 is a couple of FPS AT BEST. We're talking state change cooling and stuff. I think you really only see it when you're doing 4x AA and 8x/16x AF, really memory intensive stuff, but when you get that low, all of the other latencies in the RAM become important too, CAS is just the popular way to refer to everything. There are 6 latencies I believe and 4 of them are really relevant at all.
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