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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:13 pm 
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Cooler Master Praetorian Case
Ultra Connect-X PSU (I know this needs replaced...) 400W
Asus P4P800 SE
P4 2.8C
Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu Copper CPU Cooler
Hyper-X PC2700 512 (2)
Leadtek A400 6800 GT TDH 256 DDR3
Lite-On DVD-RW SOHW-1633S
Compaq DVD-ROM DVD-117
NEC Floppy

CPU(s)
Number of CPUs 2 (1 Physical)

CPU#1 APIC ID = 0
CPU Name Intel Pentium 4
Name Intel Pentium 4
Code Name Northwood
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Family / Model / Stepping F 2 9
Extended Family / Model 0 0
Brand ID 9
Package mPGA-478
Core Stepping D1
Technology 0.13 µ
Supported Instructions Sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
CPU Clock Speed 3360.9 MHz
Clock multiplier x 14.0
Front Side Bus Frequency 240.1 MHz
Bus Speed 960.3 MHz
L1 Data Cache 8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Trace Cache 12 Kµops, 8-way set associative
L2 Cache 512 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed 3360.9 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 256 bits

CPU#2 APIC ID = 1
CPU Name Intel Pentium 4 (logical unit)


Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Motherboard model P4P800SE, Rev 2.xx
BIOS vendor American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS revision 080009
BIOS release date 10/01/2004
Chipset Intel i865P/PE/G/i848P rev. A2
Southbridge Intel 82801EB (ICH5) rev. 2
Sensor chip Winbond W83627THF
FSB Select 800 MHz
Performance Mode disabled
Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Status enabled, rev. 3.0
AGP Data Transfert Rate 8x
AGP Max Rate 8x
AGP Side Band Addressing supported, enabled
AGP Aperture Size 128 MBytes

Memory
DRAM Type DDR-SDRAM
DRAM Size 1024 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 192.1 MHz
FSB:DRAM 5:4
CAS# Latency 2.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS# 4 clocks
RAS# Precharge 4 clocks
Cycle Time (TRAS) 8 clocks
# of memory modules 2
Module 0 Kingston DDR-SDRAM PC2700 - 512 MBytes
Module 1 Kingston DDR-SDRAM PC2700 - 512 MBytes

Software
Windows version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
DirectX version 9.0c

CPU Temperature Idle 29C
CPU Temperature Under Load 35C

Case Temperature Idle 34C
Case Temperature Undr Load 42C

My next 2 purchases are going to be a Kit of TCCD Hyper-X 2-2-2-5 @ DDR400 & a PCP&C 510. What do you think? Am I running ok setup now, should I change any of the present timings? How much headroom do you think TCCD Ram will get me?


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TCCD, not TDDC, but I nitpick. ;)

You have a great mobo/CPU combo for overclocking. What I would advise for the RAM, however, is getting the highest rated sticks you can afford/justify. Samsung TCCD's are awesome on A64 platforms with the tighter than tight timings. On a P4C setup, however, I want the guaranteed headroom that PC3700 or above gives.

Now, if you think you might upgrade to an A64 setup in the not too distant future, stick with your original plan. Otherwise, see if you can squeeze a pair of PC4000 sticks into the budget and have a ball. The TCCDs will still overclock if you've got your mind made up though.


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One4yu2c wrote:
TCCD, not TDDC, but I nitpick. ;)


What RAM would you suggest One4yu2c I can get the Kingston Hyper-X TCCD PC 3200 2-2-2-5 for $200.I can get some non-TCCD HyperX DDR 533MHz (PC4300) for $254. Or you might have another suggestion altogether. I would like to as close to $250 or less as i can.


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If you can get the PC3200 for $200, I can't argue with that price. While it'd be nice to get a pair of PC4000+ sticks, I can't justify the price jump.


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I am currently running this memory with the same motherboard and processor at 245fsb, memory 1:1 (3.43Ghz). I could probably get it to push a bit faster, or tune the timings a little better, but it runs smooth as butter where it's at right now, so I'm hesitant to mess with it any further.


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After much debate & study I went with G.skill (Samsung TCCD) Dual Channel Kit 184-Pin 1GB(512MB x 2) DDR PC-4400 & a set of Vantec Heat Spreaders. I should recieve the order by the middle of the week. This should give me more headroom for the money. Total cost was $242.00 including shipping.


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