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10-26-03, 01:10 AM
Doing a full upgrade. Question Ö

Iím looking at PC4000 or PC3500. Iím not going to overclock the system.

Running stock will the 4000 give me any performance boost? Not knowing a lot about DDR memory my confusion lies in whether 4000 is faster than 3700 or 3700 than 3500 ... and so on? What would be the best to guarantee the fastest speed and bandwidth in a stock configuration?

Mainboard and CPU = 3.2C on a ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe.

Appreciate the advice Ö Thanks, Clayman

10-26-03, 05:35 AM
Well, getting PC3500 or PC4000 for your 800mhz FSB P4 system is going to change nothing at default speeds, all the faster RAM will do it give you headroom for overclocking.

The default RAM for your system is DDR400 or PC3200, which will run at 200Mhz and will perhaps push slightly further if it is good memory.

If you are not planning on overclocking you are wasting your money on anything over PC3200.

10-26-03, 10:30 AM
PC4000 is faster than PC3500, PC3200 and so on. The extra speed only be useful if you actually match the FSB with it.

Since ur fsb is 800Mhz(200 *4), PC 3200 is enough. If ur OC'ing however your ram mite give u probs so, to be safe get a PC3500 is good enough. That will give you enough headroom even if you OC ur comp. If not, u can get the ram to run at faster CAS etc.. or increase the FSB:Memory ratio.

10-26-03, 10:44 AM
I would say get some PC3200 Low latency memory like the Corsair XMS 3200LL or OCZ PC3200 EL