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What RAM for 2800XP Barton?

Discussion in 'AMD Overclocking' started by raffe, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. raffe

    raffe Guest

    I've built a PC based on Asus A7N8X with AMD 2800XP Barton CPU and 1GB RAM.
    To this day I haven't managed to overclock it. I wonder if this has
    something to do with the RAM I'm using which is 333Mhz. Since I am building
    a simmilar PC to have at work I wonder if buying 400Mhz RAM would be a
    better chioce.

    Someone has something to say about it?

    raffe, Jul 7, 2003
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    Ed Guest

    Always better to run RAM and FSB in sync, better stability and

    Barton 2800+
    Corsair PC3200
    Ed, Jul 7, 2003
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    raffe Guest

    I know. That's why I initially bought PC2700 since it clocked in the same
    rate as CPU.
    raffe, Jul 7, 2003
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    Wes Newell Guest

    Faster ram will always run at a slower rate. Slower ram will not always
    run at a faster rate, and sometimes not even the rated speed. I plan on
    running mine at DDR333. I just bought DDR466 (PC3700). I don't expect any
    ram problems.:)
    Wes Newell, Jul 7, 2003
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    Ed Guest

    So did you buy some PC3500 yet? ;p
    Ed, Jul 7, 2003
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    Ed Guest

    I sure hope not! ;p
    What board you getting? New CPU too?

    Ed, Jul 7, 2003
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    Wes Newell Guest

    Something very very cheap. K7S8X (SIS746FX). Comes with PS and case and
    1800+ cpu. $100 bucks shipped. Expect it this week. I'm piecing together a
    cheap system for my grand daughter that just graduated HS. If I like the
    MB I'll keep it and give her one of my KT7-Raid boards. Otherwise, she
    gets it.:) I might try one of Gigabyte 7N400 Pro boards later, but this
    was a spur of the moment thing.
    Wes Newell, Jul 8, 2003
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    Ed Guest

    $100 bucks shipped, sounds like a deal.
    I hope it all works out for you, and her!
    Good luck!
    Ed, Jul 8, 2003
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    Wes Newell Guest


    She could pass for a supermodel. About 5'10" to 6' and thin. But very shy.
    I don't even know if she's had a real date yet. Parents are very
    protective. She just turned 18 and starts a local college this fall on a
    small academic scholarship.

    No. You can't have her name or number.:)
    Wes Newell, Jul 8, 2003
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    Wes Newell Guest

    Just got it today. Looks OK but won't boot. Get 3 beeps. Maybe when I get
    the ram for it.:)
    Wes Newell, Jul 8, 2003
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    Ed Guest

    Good Girls Gone Bad! ;p
    Ed, Jul 8, 2003
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