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    Hi everybody, I'm building a new system (it's going to be a medium system). This is what I got:

    *ABit NF7-S v2.0
    *Volcano 7cu+
    *Athlon XP 2000+ (133 Mhz)

    *All other stuff is recycled

    But I need to know which memory should I buy. I have two options (on-line):

    - 256MB ShikaRam PC2700 x 2 = $72.75(US)
    - 256MB ShikaRam PC3200 x 2 = $125.83(US)

    There are Corsair PC-3500 modules but they're too high for me ($175.81 for 256MB :wow: ).

    Soon they are going to sell Kingston HyperX, but I'm just imagine the price...btw locally (stores in city) some places sell Kingston but most sell PC2100 (yes I live in the caves of Bedrock), Tomorrow will check is someone has PC2700 or PC3200.

    Since I don't live in Australia, US, Canada, UK, or other very know countries, I'm stuck...

    I'm planning to do a "normal" overclock, but I don't know have much could I go with the XP2000, minimum I'm hoping to reach above 166Mhz FSB. Do you think that buying PC3200 would be a waste of money? Or PC2700 it's fine.

    Thanks for reading ;)

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    Sorry but I havn't heard of that brand before. :shrug:

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    I have found that they use Samsung chips. What do you think should I buy PC2700 or PC3200?

    Thanks...

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    Considering you could get 2 of the 2700's for just a bit more than 1 3200.... I would say it would depend on what you're using it for. And what OS... If it's XP I would say 2 2700's XP is a mem hog. :2cents:

    DOH :snip: I just re-read your post... correctly... I would go for the 2 3200. Sorry!: peace:
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    If I'm remembering correctly, the PC3200 ram spec's out at 400Mhz DDR speed, or, 200Mhz FSB. That would be a waste on your system that you are building.

    The PC2700 Ram specs out at 333Mhz DDR speed, or, a 166Mhz Front Side Bus speed, which is right where you said you hope to be able to OC to.

    The PC2100 Mem specs out at 266Mhz DDR speed, or, 133Mhz FSB and if you tried to over clock THAT memory to a 166Mhz FSB, you'd never get there!



    So, Get the PC2700 mem., but get two sticks of it so that you can use the DDR-II that is built into your MB chipset!

    The other option, assuming your financial limit, is to get a single stick of GOOD PC3200 Ram now, and then down the road in a year or whatever, if you ever upgrade your CPU, you can then buy the 2nd stick of memory to run DDR-II and you can run it all at 200Mhz FSB.

    Basically, it's all in what you want now, vs, what you want to be able to do during your next upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BA.
    So, Get the PC2700 mem., but get two sticks of it so that you can use the DDR-II that is built into your MB chipset!
    you ment to say "dual channel DDR" and not "DDR-II", right? ;)

    as for the memory speed, I'd recommend that you get the fastest that you can afford. if you can afford DDR400 then when/if you OC it to 166 you will still have some remaining bandwidth that other devices, such your video card and other DMA devices can use without fighting the CPU for it

    also, it will be one less thing you might need to upgrade whenever you get a 200mhz fsb cpu in the future


    but it all depends on your financial situation, so with whatever fits in your wallet better ;)
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    Twinmos PC3200 is also good and cheap.. get the CH-5 or BH-5.. they can overlock very high:D
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    LOL, yeah bubba, you got me........... :)

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    Thank you very much. all of you. I have decided to buy PC3200. So when I upgrade, one thing less to buy...

    Thanks again

    :cheers:

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