View Full Version : what speed ram to use

12-22-03, 06:49 AM
If I'm using a P4 B processor at 533 FSB, should I use pc2700 DDR333 166MHz? Does it really matter what speed I use? Or can I get the DDR 400 and set the timing down so I can use it with this processor and then put it back to full speed when I get an 800FSB chip?

12-22-03, 10:43 PM
hello, you can DEFINATLY use better ram at lower speeds. If you are planning to upgrade to a new cpu defiantly go for the pc3200.

The Baron
12-22-03, 10:46 PM
DDR400! More aggressive timings, and OVERCLOCKING!

12-23-03, 02:48 AM
Yeap the little extra moneu put into PC3200 will be better, later on you may want a P4C which needs at least PC3200.