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Ddr2 533 4200 Vs 800 6400, A Closer Look?

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#1 Sadistic


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Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:57 AM

I have this general view, that unbuffered and un'tuned' or non overclocked 800mhz ram is going to show little latency or speed gain compared to a lower 533mhz; something in the 5-9FPS mark. It also, if not tuned, will show of course even less.

At this point I have almost no reason, to OC anything, as all specs indicate I will reach my FPS goals.

I considered using 800mhz, but found that if I didn't tune it, as mentioned above it would yield nothing but a bigger hole in my bank account (Not that there is one, but there might be after 4 sticks of PC 6400!!).

I would however like some opinions on whether 533 at 4-4-4-12 combined with 667 at 5-5-5-15
is going to yield positive over a basic 533 4-4-4-12 X2 and/or 533 4-4-4-12 + 667 4-4-4-12.


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Posted 06 January 2007 - 08:03 AM

Going to a higher memory frequency usually only gives you a 1-2% performance increase in games. Memory bandwidth isn't a big problem at the moment.

Also if you combine different RAM stick of different speed they will all work at the speed of the slowest.
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Posted 06 January 2007 - 09:15 AM

Ya, like someone running 400mhz frontside with 2 sticks then putting two new ones in that drop it to 333mhz.

And some BIOS don't let you make any changes in that regard ;/

Thanks for confirming.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:43 AM

This is highly dependent on the rest of the specs of your system - so it'd take experimentation on your system to give you a valid answer.

I used to overclock but it became to much work for too little gain - so I gave it up.
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