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Thread: Ram speed?




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    Hi all! I'm currently using no name brand 266mhz ram; my mobo is telling me i need 333mhz to turn my fsb up past 149...
    My question is, would it be even better to get pc 3200 ram or is that going overboard?

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    What cpu are you using? Also, some good quality ddr3200 is never overboard.
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
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    I'm using an athlon 2200xp proc and and an asus A7V333 mobo.

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    IF your planning to oc, 3200 should be good. :)
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

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    Thx for the info, I actually have started OCing. atm I have it up to 2.09ghz with the clock at 14 and the fsb at 149. I guess thats pretty good considering my ram; 150fsb is when my bios says, "get some real RAM":p what do you guys think I could get my fsb up to with some decent ram??

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    If your getting 149mhz with PC2100 (DDR266) RAM, then your doing great. Get some PC2700, not PC3200. You wont be able to do much better than 166mhz FSB, so theres no point in buying the more expensive RAM.

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    Ok, Ive been looking at corsair ram on newegg.com; I was wondering what the difference is between there value select and xms line of ram. Is it that much of a performance gain? If so, why?

    thx again all for all the info:)

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    Quite simply, you get what you pay for.

    XMS runs at faster timings than Value Select, thus more bandwith. That creates more speed and better performance

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    I'm bored today if you can't tell:p thx again amd_man. I'll prolly go with xms ram from corsair.

    I have another question, I was messing around in bios and i turned the multiplier up to 15; only problem is when i do that i have to turn the fsb down to 147. anyone know why that is?

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    Its making your CPU run faster, so the FSB may have to be put down a little. 147X15=2.2ghz. 2.2ghz may be your max speed. You'll get better performance with a lower multiplier and a higher FSB

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