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renegade77
02-13-03, 10:28 AM
What speed ram do i need to run the dual DDR mode on my A7n8x. Do i need the pc3500?

jnd3
02-13-03, 10:55 AM
Ummm, I don't think so. You've still got the two memory controllers for the different banks, they'd just be running at a lower speed (and I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong). I've got an Asus A7N8X Deluxe with a couple sticks of PC2700 (DDR333). Of course, if you can afford PC3500, then by all means...

Edit: For more info, check out AnandTech's Nforce2 reviews:

http://www.anandtech.com/chipsets/showdoc.html?i=1719
http://www.anandtech.com/chipsets/showdoc.html?i=1731

Anand found that DDR333 had lower latency than DDR400, and DualDDR333 was faster than straight DDR333...

And to your sig question, yes! :thumbsup:

Cheers,
JND

stncttr908
02-13-03, 12:43 PM
If you're running @ stock 333mhz bus, you only need PC2700, but if you want to give yourself some overhead, get 3200 or even 3500.