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    I was looking at the Mushkin ram...

    here are the 2 ram chips in question

    512MB Hi Perf LEVEL 2 2100 222* on sale! $ 199
    and

    512MB PC3000 DDR SDRAM $ 161
    PC3000 = 366MHz FSB
    Unbuffered, 6-Layer PCB
    Rated 2.5-3-3
    Compatibility tests pending

    Would you think the pc3000 would do 2-2-2 @ 266mhz (ddr)?

    How much performance gain would a person would be able to obtain taking the pc2100 over the pc3000 (the 2 chips above) running at the rated settings

    wait... 1 more question.
    I hear Muskin is good and I also heard people say that just cause it is rated @ 2-3-3 doesn't mean it wont do 2-2-2. What do think chances are that I would get a chip that would do ok with the most aggresive settings?

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    I've found that any Name brand memory that is specified higher than PC2100 (PC2700,3000,3200) will run at 2-2-2 timings at 133MHz (266MHZ DDR). Oh and OCZ memory in my books is not Name brand. :smokin:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    I've found that any Name brand memory that is specified higher than PC2100 (PC2700,3000,3200) will run at 2-2-2 timings at 133MHz (266MHZ DDR).

    I've had a few sticks of Kingmax PC2400 that failed to run at 2-2-2 timings at 133MHz :(

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    i had 2700 before i got 3200 and the 2700 would not do 2-2-2:(

    but when i got 3200 it will do 2-2-2 very easy at 166:)
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    At $199 you're staring to get in the range of some pretty good memory above PC2100. For example Cosair CMX512-3000C2 512MB DDR ships at $195 from Newegg. You pick your brand but I think there are better buys than you noted. Did you take a look at http://www.pricewatch.com/?

    I'm running 266 2-2-2 on both my Cosair (see signature below) and OCZ PC2700 on another machine. Did tweak up the Vdimm 0.1v on one machine and 0.2v on the other above their 2.5v default.

    Good luck whatever you do.
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    is the Cosair good/really good?
    i was about to buy:
    DDR-DIMM 256meg CORSAIR XMS2700 DDR333 eXtreme Memory Speed
    Is it worth the extra for XMS?
    Athlon XP 1600+ @ 1662Mhz | Volcano 7+ HSF | Soltek SL-75DRV5 | 256MB Corsair XMS-3000 DDR RAM | 44x44x24 Yamaha CDR-W F1 | 16x Liteon DVD | 40Gig 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda | 20Gig 5400rpm Seagate | GeForce2 MX-400 | SB Live! | RTL8139A NIC | RTL8139B NIC | 12 Fans | 1 x ss Blue cc | 2 x Red Neons | 450W Codgen PSU | Logitech Z-340 2.1 Sub and sats | 17" Osborune Monitor | Win XP Pro | M$ explorer rat and keyboard | Everglide Attack Optical

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    Yes the Corsair XMS range is really worth the extra $'s for high FSB speeds and retaining aggressive timings.
    I've built three unlocked XP1800+ setup's for ppl lately on EPoX 8K3A/+ boards that are running XMS3000/3200 at which the memory is running at speeds of 200MHz+ with memory timings that are extremely aggressive while the CPU's are running 166MHz+ FSB's. :thumb:
    I can't wait for PC No.5 to come along. :devil:
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    I have heard Cosair XMS Series is real good (not the Cosiar Value Select); but, with those prices i think i'll stick to my Samsungs...: peace2:

    EDIT: WiGGo how did you post in front of me....? lol
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    after seeing countless number of samsung products die, i think i'll get the better stuff.
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    yea corsiar is definantely the way to go....i'm about to get 512 of corsair xms3200...for 320 bucks AUD at www.zonecomputing.com.au :D
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