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    Default Striker Extreme and 1066Mhz memory

    hi all,

    I am totally new to all the OC stuff.
    all i did in the past was casemodding and no OC.
    but......

    now i purchased the Asus Striker Extreme and 4Gb of OCZ reaper memory.
    i know the FSB of the mobo is 800mhz and the memory is 1066mhz.
    the problem now is that these 2 will not work together automatically.

    I do have to change the bios settings nut i am confused with the FSB memory settings.
    the actual FSB (QDR) is found at 1066.7 MHz but the actual MEM (DDR) is found at 800.0 MHz. I can change both but I have no idea what to set it to.

    does anybody have an idea? can anybody help me?

    thanks a lot!!!

    Greetz Critty

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    Default Re: Striker Extreme and 1066Mhz memory

    Unless you are using the new Vista operating system, you're starting in a hole. WinXP gets pissy when you try to use more than 2GB of memory, especially in a dual-channel mode.
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    Default Re: Striker Extreme and 1066Mhz memory

    Can XP run 4GB of memory - has anyone done it, or is it that it simply can't be done?

    When U mean pissy, do you mean it is unstable, or dosen't work?

    would there be much of a XP performance increase by having more than 2 GB?

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    Default Re: Striker Extreme and 1066Mhz memory

    Quote Originally Posted by bobin8ter View Post
    Can XP run 4GB of memory - has anyone done it, or is it that it simply can't be done?
    Read this article and it'll explain why more than 3GB of memory is pointless, http://www.dansdata.com/askdan00015.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by bobin8ter
    would there be much of a XP performance increase by having more than 2 GB?
    Unless you deal with very large files a lot then you'll likely not notice any difference at all.

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    Default Re: Striker Extreme and 1066Mhz memory

    XP and 2000 Pro should not run more than 3GB for exactly the reasons documented in that article. Furthermore, there is no theoretical performance advantage in 99% of the applications XP can use, and negligent gains in those few that can use the extra RAM.

    For similar reasons to those described in the article, 4GB is ill-advised in the average system for the simple fact that many motherboards do not work properly with this much RAM.

    For now, 4GB and plus is still in the realm of Windows Server variants and Linux on 64-bit OSs and CPUs and/or SMP systems.

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