I have a set of OCZ at 2-2-2-5 timings. They shipped with slower default and I had to increase the voltage and adjust the timings manually but it's the fastest memory I've ever owned. Both brands carry a lifetime warranty. I am partial to OCZ because they actually encourage overclocking, which to me is a sign of quality memory.
If your not overclocking anything will work, it doesn't really matter, just get what you can afford. However if you were trying to score something that you could push anything with Samsung TCCD or TCC5 chips (Winbond BH-5 if you can find it, been out of production for over a year though), OCZ in the higherend sticks use TCC5 chips. TCCD and TCC5 can take 220Mhz at Cas 2-2-2 even as high as 300Mhz at 2.5-4-4.
Last edited by ClawHammer : 05-23-2006 at 08:50 PM.
I cannot say anything about the Corsair RAM, but I do own the OCZ RAM, and I have had nothing but great performance out it. Before I owned that RAM, I had some OCZ Value RAM, and it was OK. But I put my buddies OCZ Platinum ram in there, and it made a HUGE difference (with benchmarks that is). So I deciced to buy it. Ive owned them since Feburary, and had zero problems with them.
Ive always had good luck with corsair and love my xms. What motherboard do you have because asus boards have been known to be very picky with ram. Asus supports corsair but a lot of people have problems with ocz on their boards.