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Old 08-19-2004, 03:14 PM
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Default Did I buy the wrong ram?? TwinX1024-4400??

I have been reading that I may have screwed up here. I have an IC7-Max3 MB, P4 3.4EE. Watercooled with a Koolance Exos unit. Everywhere I read that this ram is not recommened. Please advise. If it is wrong and what would be the BEST ram available then.

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Old 08-19-2004, 04:18 PM
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Welcome to the forums, Blacksun!

Technically, that's not the wrong memory, but it might not have been the best choice.

To run that memory at just a PC4000 speed, you'd have to overclock your BUS to 250MHz which would give you a 4.25GHz CPU and PC4400 would be 275MHz and 4.68GHz!!! I doubt that CPU, even with your water cooling, would be able to handle that. Thus, people advise against that memory.

For the best performance, I'd go with TwinX1024-3200XLPRO modules (PRO because they stay cooler and look damned good with a windowed case). You'd be able to overclock them using relaxed timings or keep very aggressive timings and run at stock speeds.

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Old 08-19-2004, 05:17 PM
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CandyKid,

What kind of performance gain would I get if any if I were to get rid of my current ram and buy the other you suggested?

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From CAS 3-4-4-8 to CAS 2-2-2-5 @ 200MHz, probably a couple hundred megabytes per second in bandwidth. That'll turn into real FPS and calc time.

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Can I run this memory at 2,2,2,5 and not fry the ram or my CPU???
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