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My XMS DDR400 vs. G Skill DDR500 (Is G Skill worth it?)

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Hi, currently i am running 2 gb of XMS DDR400 on a divider running @ 208 Mhz (DDR416) 2.5,3,3,6 1T with a cpu fsb of 325.

I was wondering if it would be worth getting 2 gb of G Skill HZ DDR500 over my XMS? Before you answer yes , I will most likely have to run a divider on the G Skill as well as i doubt i will beable to go 1:1 with a cpu fsb of 325.

So, if i have to use a divider on the G Skill will there be that much of a difference in speed of the ram to justify the upgrade?

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hmmm well on ddr600 would get close to that as it runs at 300mhz stock , erm well if there both on a divider i would say no its not worth it, but the closer you get to a 1:1 ratio the better performance you will get
    
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I ran my G.Skills at 265Mhz 3-4-4-8-1T But had to put them back to 250Mhz due to CPU, Great ram Many people went higher than that aswell
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Originally Posted by danm
I ran my G.Skills at 265Mhz 3-4-4-8-1T But had to put them back to 250Mhz due to CPU, Great ram Many people went higher than that aswell
Yeh but like Mootin said, unless i can run it at 1:1 (No divider) it probably would'nt be worth it. I would have to hit 325 MHz (DDR650) on the ram. Do you think the G Skill can hit that speed, lol ?
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i doubt it , but then again im no expert with gskills.

i think you should try and get the lowest timings available, that would help performance alot

i really doubt you could hit a 1:1 ratio even tccd and bh5 would struggle with that.

also ddr600 is quite rare, and only come's in 512mb modules.
    
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Originally Posted by mootin
i doubt it , but then again im no expert with gskills.

i think you should try and get the lowest timings available, that would help performance alot

i really doubt you could hit a 1:1 ratio even tccd and bh5 would struggle with that.

also ddr600 is quite rare, and only come's in 512mb modules.
It's not DDR600 it's the G Skill DDR500 i was looking at getting . Actually they are supposed to be here tomorrow but after thinking about it, unless i was able to hit a 1:1 with them which i doubt i can, i should probably send them back and save the $$'s.

I heard of people getting the G Skill up to about 280, but 325 is asking alittle to much i think, lol.
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yeh i was just saying the ddr600 is the only thing that could get near what you wanted

well when it gets here just see how far you can get them with the lowest timings and then benchmark them against the xms
    
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Originally Posted by mootin
yeh i was just saying the ddr600 is the only thing that could get near what you wanted

well when it gets here just see how far you can get them with the lowest timings and then benchmark them against the xms
yeh, i will probably end up doing that then sell the other sticks. The price's of ram are unreal lately. The XMS i got are 299.00 now . I picked up the G Skill for 219.00 new from the Egg.
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