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Thread: PC3200 or PCRam PC 3700 ??




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    ive heard you can use ram rated higher then whats offered.
    like instead of PC3200 go with PC3700 for the headroom ?

    Alright whats the deal ? ahhhhhhhhhhhh

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    it's an issue to overclocker's. and, your motherboard has to support the higher ram. hence, if you we're looking to crank up the timings on your cpu, you would need more than the minimum reqirement in ram to get any result.

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    Yes ya can in most cases (sometimes mobo's will have probs with higher spec'd modules but not often) and I use XMS3500 in my 8RDA+ instead of XMS3200 because it uses the same timings but higher rated memory uses slower timings.

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    In order to run the higher RAM at its rated speed you must overclock your processor to that speed. For example:

    PC3700=DDR466=233mhz

    A processor must be overclocked to 233mhz FSB speed. Otherwise, anything under that underclocks the RAM.

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    Some people claim that running a system with underclocked ram, which isn't used to it's fully potantial is actually affecting the overall performance to the worse, that people that never do any oc always should buy memory which is running it's given speed.. (same as fsb)

    Is this true, for example if i run my 2600+ att stock, which is 333Mhz fsb does my PC-3200 mem lower my performance..?

    Any relevance what so ever to this..:?:


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    You are probably running a divider so your 166mhz FSB runs the RAM @ 200.

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    Yes my system is overclocked to use the full speed of the mem, I run it at 200Mhz fsb along with the mem. But if I lower it to stock, does it perform worse than a equal system using 333Mhz memory (PC2700)

    :confused:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    In order to run the higher RAM at its rated speed you must overclock your processor to that speed. For example:

    PC3700=DDR466=233mhz

    A processor must be overclocked to 233mhz FSB speed. Otherwise, anything under that underclocks the RAM.
    In actual fact it would only pay ya to use it if ya exceed the speed of PC3200 but in no way do ya need to get the CPU all the way up to the full speed of PC3500 to use it. :rofl:

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    If you run it underclocked you're wasting your money is what im saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The__tweaker
    Yes my system is overclocked to use the full speed of the mem, I run it at 200Mhz fsb along with the mem. But if I lower it to stock, does it perform worse than a equal system using 333Mhz memory (PC2700)

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    Yes if ya lower its FSB to run at PC2700 (DDR333) speeds then yes it will perform lower than a FSB at PC3200 speeds especially if the memory timings are the same or faster.

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