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Folks, a question - is there any noticeable difference between 800mhz and 1066mhz DDR2 memory, in x264 decoding, Photoshop and gaming (what I'm using my PC for)? I'm planning for a cheap upgrade that delivers the best bang-for-buck performance and I'm wondering if there's any point in spending additional 20$ (with VATs maybe up to 35-37$) on DDR2 clocked at 1066mhz with this mobo? Is Corsair's XMS2 any good?
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Folks, a question - is there any noticeable difference between 800mhz and 1066mhz DDR2 memory, in x264 decoding, Photoshop and gaming (what I'm using my PC for)? I'm planning for a cheap upgrade that delivers the best bang-for-buck performance and I'm wondering if there's any point in spending additional 20$ (with VATs maybe up to 35-37$) on DDR2 clocked at 1066mhz with this mobo? Is Corsair's XMS2 any good?
You would notice a difference if you were overclocking your FSB becuase you would be able to achive a higher FSB with 1066 before system crashes start showing up.

if you don't ever intend to overclock your cpu/ram/mobo then you won't get any benifit over a ddr800 ram because your mobo is only going to run the ram at DDR800 any way.

I also noticed a singel core cpu on your board. I would have to say the best investment would be to get at least an x2 5000+ or x2 5400+ cpu for decoding, Photoshop and gaming.

Hope this helps,

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I used to run my x2 5000BE @ 3.1ghz, core temps (read from OCCT) were reported as around 30 degrees Celsius.

Now my x3 720BE @ 2.8ghz, core temps (again read from OCCT) are around 20 degrees. (ambient is around 22 degrees Celsius); which is very promissing for overclocking attempts.

PS.Don't forget system is running on liquid cooling.

By the way, last night I've completed the first test runs. Below I attached the before and after 3dmark06 results. As you'll see there is a huge jump effect (@cpu score) caused from the third core.
Oh right your on water cooling. Dam you are getting nice temps with that setup. Your overclock is gonna go nutz with that kinda cooling! Good Luck!
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I agree, unless your going o/c your ram, your not going to notice any real performance gain. Also as said above, you would beneift going to a dual core at least!

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Folks, a question - is there any noticeable difference between 800mhz and 1066mhz DDR2 memory, in x264 decoding, Photoshop and gaming (what I'm using my PC for)? I'm planning for a cheap upgrade that delivers the best bang-for-buck performance and I'm wondering if there's any point in spending additional 20$ (with VATs maybe up to 35-37$) on DDR2 clocked at 1066mhz with this mobo? Is Corsair's XMS2 any good?
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Anybody here got a 4200 wanna share what they're hitting ?
I'm pretty desperate to get a new chip and some ram but I think i'm gonna wait for a few months see what happens with the prices of the phenoms. Are am2 finished with dual core now? or will they improve on the 6400 they just put out?
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Do you mean that the system crashes at 2.2V (timings: 4-4-4-15) but not at 2.1V and the same timings?

I thought I noticed the same thing, but I didn't believe it. Maybe I should try it again sometime.
I think that was the problem, yes. Maybe a limitation of the board? I'm pretty sure RAM was made for 2.2V.
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Originally Posted by princip View Post
Anybody here got a 4200 wanna share what they're hitting ?
I'm pretty desperate to get a new chip and some ram but I think i'm gonna wait for a few months see what happens with the prices of the phenoms. Are am2 finished with dual core now? or will they improve on the 6400 they just put out?
http://products.amd.com/en-us/Deskto...&id=507&id=508

EDIT: I don't know how they compare to the 6400, I just know they exist. Somewhere.
Edited by MW041443 - 2/26/09 at 2:44pm
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Do you mean that the system crashes at 2.2V (timings: 4-4-4-15) but not at 2.1V and the same timings?

I thought I noticed the same thing, but I didn't believe it. Maybe I should try it again sometime.
My 5000+ Black edition rig is using the M2N32-SLi Deluxe Board and i ran into the ram@2.2v causing Crashing.

After alot of searching i found that Bios versions after 1603 didn't allow me to use 2.2v on the ram...

So I used 1603 as my bios and didn't have any problems at all.



use a later bios if using a 5400+ or quad etc. and don't need to use 2.2v on the ram.
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My 5000+ Black edition rig is using the M2N32-SLi Deluxe Board and i ran into the ram@2.2v causing Crashing.

After alot of searching i found that Bios versions after 1603 didn't allow me to use 2.2v on the ram...

So I used 1603 as my bios and didn't have any problems at all.



use a later bios if using a 5400+ or quad etc. and don't need to use 2.2v on the ram.
Can you plz state how many BIOS versions are between 1603 and current version? THX!~
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Can you plz state how many BIOS versions are between 1603 and current version? THX!~
-Slink
you can look it up a asus

i have given links in the opening post of this thread

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