View Full Version : Ram, ram, Corsair ram... *sigh*

08-07-04, 03:48 AM
I've got a set of 1GB Dual Channel Corsair PC3700 (ddr466) ram. I used to run it 1:1 at PC4000 (ddr500) with my p4 2.4ghz overclocked to 3.0ghz, with my 5900 Ultra and had no problems whatsoever.
I've since got a p4 3.0ghz, and overclocked it to 3.5ghz, running 1:1 with my ram at PC3700. BUT I also have a 6800 Ultra, and I get artifacts in games.
Today I un-overclocked my cpu, and hooray, byebye artifacts and hello increased performance (even tho I lost 500mhz cpu speed).

My question is, should I keep my PC3700 even though I can't overclock (thanks to 6800U), with timings of 3-4-4-8. OR should I buy the new PC3200XL-PRO, which has timings of 2-2-2-5.

I know the new memery has much lower latency timings, which is why I thought it would be much better for my system, as I can't overclock, but I'd like to know if anyone know's if there will really be much of a performance increase (in terms of gaming).?

Also: I'd finally be able to run my ABIT IS7 motherboard, with the so-called F1 memory setting, which is supposed to be awesome.

08-07-04, 12:20 PM
i thought the higher your timing the more you get out of it or im i wrong (mag)

08-07-04, 03:01 PM
Fast memory is with lowest timeings and high MHz .

If you not intend to overcloak then yes 2-2-2-6 PC3200 is fastes memory you can get ;)

08-07-04, 05:26 PM
Yeah, well I can't overclock or my video card will go spastic again. But I don't want to buy new memory with lower latency timing's if the performance increase will only be 2-3%, that just wouldn't be worth the hassle of selling and rebuying. Any thoughts people?

08-09-04, 09:44 AM
EDIT: Heh, nevermind, I didn't see your second post, Sandman.

Yeah, the gain is like 3% and that just isn't worth the money to spend on lower latency RAM.