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General RAM compatibility question

Discussion in 'Overclocking' started by ofn01, Mar 5, 2005.

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    ofn01 Guest


    I have a P-4 with hyperthreading and an MSI motherboard that supports
    800Mhz FSB

    I have two Nanya 256Mb RAM sticks that are PC3200 with cas 3-3-3-8
    according to CPU-Z and the BIOS
    The FSB is at 200Mhz (effective 800Mhz) according to CPUZ and the BIOS

    Unfortunately I can’t get the Nanya RAM anymore and I am wondering if I
    add the following:

    Crucial PC3200 DIMM 256mb
    Crucial PC3200 CAS3 RAM, for use in DDR Based systems at up to 200Mhz FSB.

    Whether this will be compatible (with 3-3-3-8) timing and also allow me
    to keep my 800Mhz front side bus?
    ofn01, Mar 5, 2005
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    dino Guest

    I had 2 matching sticks of OCZPC3200EL-256 on an Asus A7N8X-DLX...added a
    3rd stick of supposedly same...nothing but grief. In the long run bought
    Corsair Twinx PC3200-1024 C2PT. What a diff...stability and the capabilty to
    OC ...and this is base set of ram..so may not help but my 2 cents
    worth....just buy new ram and go 1 gig.
    dino, Mar 5, 2005
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    Cuzman Guest

    Cuzman, Mar 7, 2005
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    ofn01 Guest

    Cheers for the heads up on the newsgroup!
    IM still in two minds about what to do - it would be much easier if
    motherboards just supported four dimms at the speed they're rated for!
    (mine says it does - then at the end of the manual says that you're best
    off going for two sticks at ddr400 fsb800!)
    ofn01, Mar 7, 2005
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    Fantabulum Guest

    It's always good to read the fine print in the MoBo manual. Mine said
    it supported 3Gb of PC2700( :cry: ) RAM and when I got it and checked
    it out; it turned out ot be 2Gb of PC2700 and 1Gb of PC2100. :evil:
    Fantabulum, Mar 9, 2005
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