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Just a quick question: I was planning on RMAing my E6 (CCBWE) 3700+ for an E4 (I'll try for KACAE), but I was also planning on buying some OCZ DDR500 RAM. Will the E4 revision support 500MHz RAM?

Also, Are the multipliers locked beyond 11x on the 3700+? If so, is there a way to unlock them?
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yeh there locked, no you cant unlock them.

yeh it will support it, so you should be able to a 1:1 ratio at 250fsb

and good luck rma'ing it if its oem
    
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Thanks, so what is the big memory difference between E4/E6? I heard that E6 can support much better (faster) memory???
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E4's tend to overclock better, and that's about it as far as I know.
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Has not to do with the actual memory support. Nothing on the market supports DDR 500 officially, since it's not an official DDR standard (DDR 400 is the highest official standard). However, DDR 500 RAM is used to overclock, giving a lot of headroom. You'll be just fine with DDR 500.

The improvements are simply made in the memorty controller itself. The main issue is that it handles 6 or more ranks a bit better. (still knocking down to 2T, but at least no longer reducing the speed to DDR 333 in case of 6 or more ranks of RAM - or 3 or more double sided sticks).

With only 2 sticks of RAM, you won't notice a real difference with the memory controller of the E4 or E6 revision
    
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nope, the e6 memory controller just fixes a few small bugs, cant remember exactly what they were at the moment.

think it was when all ram slots are filled, or when 3 double sided ram modules ( high density ram modules ) were inserted it wouldnt back down to 333 speed, the e6 revision fixes that.

the e4 overclocks better at the moment, there are no differences of the speed of memory they support between the two.
    
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