Help with PC3500 DDR SDRAM

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  1. Jerry Klawiter

    Jerry Klawiter Screenwriter

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    Hello all [​IMG]
    I have a loaded Asus P4PE with all options included arriving in a few days.
    The specs show support for PC3300 DDR SDRAM.
    But Tom's Hardware board shoot out used both PC3500/PC3300.
    With the 13 boards in the test the P4PE won.
    It looks to be safe to order some PC3500 DDR SDRAM for this, correct?
    Also are there any overclocking advatages to splitting up say 1gig via two sticks of 512?.
    I have no plans to over clock this P4 2.62 intel cpu.
    But just in case later on. Will the memory stay cooler?
    Now for the easy one, what ram is best to over clock?
    I will try to stick with any that ASUS recommends.
    Thank for the help.
    -Jerry
     
  2. Tekara

    Tekara Supporting Actor

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    okay here we go:

    ram is rated to run at a certain speed, this doesn't mean that it has to run at that speed. just like your average car can go 100mph but you'd be hard pressed to find someplace that makes you go that fast. pc3500 ram will operate at pc3300, pc3200, pc2700, or even slower if you wish. higher rated ram allows for better overclocking though as it has a higher garunteed operating speed.

    for overclocking one stick is always preffered over two sticks, although if your board supports dual channel then two sticks is nicer. one stick almost always overclcoks higher than two sticks. fewer interactions seem to cause fewer problems.

    ram doesn't really get that hot, heatspreaders are for show.

    best ram I can think of is corsairs XMS line, conservative rating system allows for them to always have extra overclcoking headroom and the timings that the ram is rated for is excellent.

    hope that helps you out some and best of luck with your new setup.
     
  3. Jerry Klawiter

    Jerry Klawiter Screenwriter

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    Rob,
    Thank you from across the world [​IMG]
    Your information is very helpful.
    -Jerry
     
  4. John*Jones

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    i'll second the corsair xms...very highly rated in many overclocker forums.
     

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