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A64: low-latency or fast-speed for RAM?

Discussion in 'AMD Overclocking' started by cgmoore, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. cgmoore

    cgmoore Guest

    I'm looking at an A64 3200+ venice on an Abit AN8 Ultra. I'd like to
    overclock to some degree, probably with air.

    Would I be better off with a very-low-latency PC3200 RAM or should I
    spring for something higher, like PC4400?

    I get the impression from reading that I can use a divider to keep the
    lower-speed ram happy while still OC'ing the cpu?

    The system will be for gaming.

    cgmoore, Oct 7, 2005
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  2. cgmoore

    Ed Light Guest

    You can use plain old pc3200 instead of low latency if you don't mind losing
    5% on performance.

    Yes, as you raise the clock, you lower the memory speed setting and it comes
    back up with the clock.

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    Flow Guest

    You have the correct impression.
    Now I opted for low latency ram on my k8n neo4 ultra board.
    2,2,2,5 and it runs very well.Overclocking at those latencies I get around
    6600 sisoft sandra memscore.
    This is with 222fsb on the memory at those latencies at 2.85volt.
    And i can relax the latencies to gain higher fsb on the memory.
    As I understand it the difference is with high speed ram you have the
    advantage with single calculations,but with multiple ones the low latency is
    It's like driving on the interstate or a crowded city.
    Flow, Oct 8, 2005
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