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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:05 pm 
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if a fast p4 like 3.2 or 3.4 (northwood) would would PC3200 ram be able to oc somewhat?


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Depends on the quality of RAM and the luck of the draw on the processor. Generally speaking, you should be able to OC somewhat in that scenario on a 1:1, and more so if you start playing with dividers.


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Yes, it'd have to do alot more with the RAM than the CPU. If you get low latency ones, you get a bit of overclocking headroom in them.


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thats what i thought but wasnt sure bc my friend is ready to build a new rig and wants to do some ocing but didnt want to spend an arm and leg on just ram. so i thought id just ask

bc if you have low timings you can loosem up bust the speed of the ram right?


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yes, and most chips with low-latencies are actually supposed to be rated higher (PC3500+), but companies lower the speed rating and dramatically cut the timings.


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OCZ's PC3200 Platinum is a good example. It's rated at 2-2-2-5, but it's been OCing like a PC4000 stick. The headroom is there if you want to relax the timings.


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yea thats what i thought, thanks for confirming


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