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Thread: 2100 vs 2700 ram




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    For a gamer like myself is there an obvious difference in performance between the two ram speeds, is it really worth the extra money?

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    there are 3 reasons why you would want to buy PC2700 over PC2100
    1 - your motherboard supports memory operation @ 166MHz w/a 133MHz or lower FSB
    2 - you want to OC well past 133MHz FSB w/o reducing your memory speed or CAS settings (my favourite)
    3 - you want to future-proof your self for your next motherboard which may support either (reason #1) or a 166MHz FSB.

    for normal memory operation at 133MHz PC2700 does not offer an advantage over PC2100

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    I got my PC2700 Kingmax runnin' with my XP1800+ @ 150MHz 2-2-2-5-1T for a total of 1730MHz (XP2100+) and it really shows an improvement over stock 133MHz. :D
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    I got my PC2700 Kingmax runnin' with my XP1800+ @ 150MHz 2-2-2-5-1T for a total of 1730MHz (XP2100+) and it really shows an improvement over stock 133MHz. :D
    <center>:cheers:</center>

    ...that;s the point I was trying to make, If you want to OC - get some PC2700
    If your're always going to be running at 133MHzCas2.5 - why bother?

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    Okay so as i understand it I dont need the 2700 for non overclocking use. To overclock is it a matter of fiddling with the athlon by connecting the bridge things or can u oc without unlocking the chip? Basically is there a easy way to oc my pc without getting too fiddly otherwise I wont bother.

    Thanks for your help guys.

    ( am buying ek5a mobo and athlon 2100)

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    U can also overclock by just increasing the FSB.
    That is why u then need better RAM as the frequency of the memory bus increases as you increase the FSB.

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