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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:52 pm 
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i know i have made many posts inquiring about RAM but now i have come to a crossroad.
i want to oc obviously, but not spend like 300$ on RAM
so i figured i would get low timed DDR 400 instead of just fast RAM then loosen the timings and oc it
then as i was comparing prices i can get DDR 500 with 2.5 to 3 timings around or lower then low timed DDR 400
so should i go with the faster RAM or the tightened DDR 400?
if anybody cares im going with the standard 1 gig


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:58 pm 
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I say: either 2-2-2-5 (or very close) timings or, currently, these.

That probably has the best overhead:price:company ratio.


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but do they pretty much even themselfs out performance wise?


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???

by "even themselves out performance wise" what do you mean?


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like would they perform equally?


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ram latencies barely play a part in speed. sure, 2-2-2-5 timings are great compared to 3-4-4-8 (if you're going to hit the max high), but its barely any speed increase. realworld, you're looking at a 2-4% increase. also, you dont get 2-2-2-5 timings at 250+ fsb's so this is basically hogwash.


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alright then
also if the RAM is running at 250 FSB and the CPU to RAM timings are 1:1 then CPU is running the same FSB right?
if that is, that would just be like ocing the CPU in the first place and temps would rise, correct?


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if there are 1:1 dividers, the ram will be running at the CPU's FSB speed.

once you raise the fsb, you basically overclock the processor and temperatures are going to rise.

now, i've got to ask. what processor are you going to use?


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what dividers should i use then?
isnt it like 5:6 or something?


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sorry for the very late reply but i didnt notice your question
but im using a P4 2.4 Northwood with 800 FSB

if im correct you are saying to just get the faster RAM right?


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filmbot wrote:
what dividers should i use then?
isnt it like 5:6 or something?


If you're going to get high performance RAM, like the one i listed above, you should keep it to 1:1 timings.

Yes, get the faster RAM.


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thanks noob for all the helpful advice, you made my decision a whole lot easier


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