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    I have read differing opinions about which kind of ram to use in my system for OC'ing.

    I have the XP3000 Barton 333 in an Asus A7V8NX Deluxe rev 2. I currently have 512 Corsair pc2700 but decided to switch to two sticks of 256 to use dual channel. Some people say use pc3200 for better OC'ing results. Others say keep the memory in line with clock speed of the chip, ergo PC2700. I have plans to upgrade the video card as well.

    I'd like your opinions. Which way should I go?
    Athlon XP 3000 @ 200FSB x 11.5, Asus A7N8X Deluxe, 512 Corsair XMS 2700 in single channel, 2 x 80 WD @7200 w/8 meg, VisionTek TI4600 o/c'd to 325/750, Antec case w/6 fans & 430 watt psu, Plextor 40/12/40, HP CDRW, Creative DVD, Win XP Pro - SP1

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    Go for PC3200, or higher, get what the best you can afford

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    I currently run a Barton core 2500+ and use PC3500 memory modules. This gives me plenty of headroom for overclocking, especially since I run the FSB at 200MHz full time (equating to PC3200).

    Besides, keeping the memory in line with the stock speed doesn't leave a whole lot of room for improvement. Sure, it is likely the PC2700 will overclock some, but that doesn't mean it will do it well. I like to remove at least one of the factors for a fialed overclocking attempt. Getting good memory does this.
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    Like Darth I use PC3500 with my XP2600 T'bred and I run it at 11.5 x 200MHz for 2.3GHz with a core voltage of 1.75v (a 0.1v increase) though I have pushed the FSB to 218MHz a couple of times.
    With your's I'd suggest obtaining at minimum PC3200 and with a 0.1v core increase set the multiplier at 10.5 and the FSB to 200MHz which even though this will give ya a slightly slower speed (2100MHz v's 2160MHz) ya'll actually get the same if not better performance and likely ya'll be able to take the multiplier another step further to 11 for 2200MHz (more performance again and ya may even be able to run it at my settings but that I can't guarantee).

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    Well, the consensus seems to be higher than PC2700. I think I'll try some 3500 and go from there. Wiggo, you sure have that 2600 smoking! I have an XP2700 that I never got to perform that well. Thanks, guys, for your opinions. I'll let you know how it goes when I get the ram in.

    During the meanwhile, any more suggestions are welcome!
    Athlon XP 3000 @ 200FSB x 11.5, Asus A7N8X Deluxe, 512 Corsair XMS 2700 in single channel, 2 x 80 WD @7200 w/8 meg, VisionTek TI4600 o/c'd to 325/750, Antec case w/6 fans & 430 watt psu, Plextor 40/12/40, HP CDRW, Creative DVD, Win XP Pro - SP1

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    Yes lady luck was with me the day I bought that CPU and an XP2000 that in a similar setup runs at 2.1GHz but sadly I can't say the same of the 2.4B P4 that I got at the same time.

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