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I've been offered some Corsair XMS RAM for a pretty good price but I haven't gotten my fsb higher than 215mhz so I'm not sure if I should jump on the deal. Is that something thing that I should expect or is there something I'm not doing? If that sounds about right, I'm guessing that I should pass on the deal since I won't be able to OC the RAM at all.
    
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215!? thats pretty low. you could always up your multiplier and youd be in good standing.
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Set a real low multiplyer on the CPU and drop the RAM down to 133 or 100 and see how high you can get the FSB stable!
    
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I've tried that already, but seems like everytime I got higher than 215, it crashes, so I was curious what are some speeds to expect with this board.
    
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The highest I've seen on sktA boards was 240 on a NF7 (stable speeds, not suicide shoots). You won't get much above 210 on those boards (any sktA board).
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Did you up the chipset voltage any?
BTW, it the XMS offer you have ups the volume go for it but try to keep to 2 total modules. If not move along and save your $$$
    
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Did you up the chipset voltage any?
I thought I already wrote that, seems that that was the post that I was trying to post while the computer crashed.
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I thought I already wrote that, seems that that was the post that I was trying to post while the computer crashed.
Got to hate when that happens.
    
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actually, there are some socket a cpus/mobos that can do 333 mhz (I think only semprons support 333 mhz though) I assume that your motherboard is only officially supposed to do 200. I would get the RAM if you ever plan to upgrade to a socket 939. If you think you're going to go ddr2, then I wouldn't get it unless it's a really good deal. How cheap is it?
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