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P4 2.0 Northwood 400 FSB with PC 3200???


paschal

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I am considering building a PC out of old parts for my wife using a P4 2.0 northwood which has a 400 FSB and an Abit VT7 Abit board, which does not have PCI lock feature, so overclocking is out. As PC 3200 is really the cheapest RAM out there right now, would this work OK? A pair of 256 meg chips runs about $30 or so.

 

She currently has the P4 running on an old Jetway board with a single stick of 512 meg PC 133, which would go for a good buck on ebay along with a pile of PC 100 chips that I have laying around.

 

Also if using 3200 is OK would there be enough of a performance enhancement to make the rebuild worth the trouble? Even if not what would you or others suggest?

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If the FSB of your CPU is 400 For Intel and 100 MHz for AMD, the memory speed supports only DDR 266.

If the FSB of your CPU is 533 For Intel and 133 MHz for AMD, the memory speed supports DDR 266/333

If the FSB of your CPU is 800 MHz for Intel and 200 MHz for AMD, the memory speed supports DDR 333/400

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