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Old 12-29-2004, 12:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yan that would be a gosu PC but I'd say get 4000+ # ram to go inconjunction with the 55
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Old 12-29-2004, 04:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Generally this is what I do when I buy ram. Say I buy PC4200 and my motherboard only supports PC3200 when I put in my ram it will only operate at PC3200 or DDR400 right but my ram is rated to go at PC4200 so to make it go that faster ill overclock it in the bios to 266FSB giving me DDR532 which is PC4200 now the only problem with this is that when I increases my FSB my cpu will also start to overclock the thing you can do to avoid this is change your CPU multiplier back down so that it is running at its normal speeds.
Thats what i normally do but it doenst work in all cases.

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Old 12-29-2004, 01:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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So, people, PC4000 or 4200?
Price is not the largest of problems.
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Old 12-29-2004, 02:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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check out Crucial.com

I have an Intel 925X chip in my motherboard and from what i get from Intel's site is that i can use DDR2 533MHZ
Went to crucial.com today and talked to the online help there and they said i could use the 667 below is a copy of our chat session start from the bottom up....

jay> okay thanks for your help
Jennie> Voids the warranty. We do not recommend those.
jay> can i use memory coolers for the memory or does that void the
warrentee?
Jennie> Yes when you are going from DDR2 to Ballistix.
jay> is it an advantage to use the 667 over the 533 mhz memory
jay> one last question
Jennie> Yes it will be fine . No bios update required..
jay> yes
jay> can i email a tech at your site just to make sure?
Jennie> I called the 5300 is only offer in the Ballistix. Is this what you
are referring to?
jay> Yes i understand that but sometimes compatibility means that changes
are required with specific types of memory
Jennie> Crucial Guarantees compatibility as long as you order be your
systems make a model.
jay> can you ask a tech if i would have to do any changes to the bios or
anything else on the system if i use this memory?...I just want to know
before hand if there is going to be changes needed
Jennie> I do not believe it is any were on our site. Our Tech do a lots of
there own testing.
jay> okay i understand that it has to be the same type its new with out
memory now just trying to figure out where you found the information that
the 667 ddr2 will work on my system
Jennie> You may. Also if you decide to go this route it all has to be
DDR2 -5300 it is not compatible with what you currently have installed.
jay> Jennie where did you find out that information that its compatatable
with the 925x chip i searched all night got no where
jay> question would be by putting in the ddr2 667 in my system would i
have to make changes to the bios etc

Jennie> because the mother board is compatible of this.
jay> why is that

jay> but one of my choices for memory has the pc2-5300 (ddr2-667) for an
option
Jennie> What is the question?
jay> I was searching the intel site last night and could find no reference
to the 667mhz memory on any chip they make
jay> the cpu is an intel 3.4mhz /w/ht
jay> the motherboard has the intel 925x chip
jay> HI where di i start well i got a dell 8400

Jennie> Hello jay. How can I help you?
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Was 'Jennie' from Japan, India, or China?
Dam out sourcing
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First of all, a clock speed increase of 500 is usually 66 MHz unless stated otherwise. You also need to know that any of the crap about high performance RAM is non-sense. All RAM made by the same company is the same and all RAM has adjustable settings. You can make Hyper-X run like ValueRAM and you can make ValueRAM run like Hyper-X (Kingston Respectively). People have told me thousands of times that I cheaped out on my DDR2 RAM and should've gotten some Hyper-X. Screw them, I bought ValueRAM and right now, my RAM is running better than Hyper-X with better timings and everything. I have friends who have bought all these crazy systems with performance RAM and their RAM is bottlenecking their system right now. In other words, the high performance RAM is actually creating a low performance environment. I will always suggest ValueRAM it is your choice to buy it or not to buy it.

Anyways, to answer your question.

667 (DDR2) PC5300/5400
533 (DDR2) PC4200/4300
400 (DDR2) PC3200

550 (DDR) PC4400
533 (DDR) PC4200
500 (DDR) PC4000
(DDR) PC3700
(DDR) PC3500
400 (DDR) PC3200
375 (DDR) PC3000*
333 (DDR) PC2700
266 (DDR) PC2100
200 (DDR) PC1600

*Note, PC3000 is not manufactured by everyone and it is very uncommon.

DDR2 = 240 PIN
DDR = 184 PIN

PCyyyy # denotes the bandwith in a duplex.
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That is all good information but to a beginer like myself just buying pre-set memory is my best bet esp not knowing how to beef up the memory manually and making 0-?? changes to make the entire system work.
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Well, that is understandable, but there is no harm in experimenting. That is how everyone learns. There many here including myself who are willing to help first time builders and overclockers go through the process.
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Old 12-29-2004, 03:56 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Thats good news I have never experimented before with the inside of the computer but if you have the time i did post at the Overclocking Fourm about the Dell 8400 isue today my post is the very last one there so far check it out any help or advise is welcome..
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OK, so, seeing as what you said made a little sense Mega, which do you think will be better for my high performance computer i am planning on for the future?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-454&depa=1
Or
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-503&depa=1
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