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DDR2 uses more pins than DDR, so unfortunately will be incompatible with future motherboards.
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thanks Taeric, now that has cleared some of the fog, so it looks like this is the final upgrade for this PC and will most likely be best to sude with 2x512gb of good quality Ram, similar to the Ballistix.
that should give me the optimum balance for this rig............i think.
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The Ballistix you linked to has been known to run as high as 270MHz at 2.9v with a CAS2.5...
Just how high mine will go, well, that is to be soon found out in an upgrade
    
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Duke, you lost me, 400mhz/2.8v Ram that runs at 270mhz/2.9v ?
are these FSB settings?
i'm definitely missing something here. please explain what you mean, and wether it is posiible to do it with my (new) system.
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He's quoting external clock speeds, so 270 MHz equates to DDR540. All in all, those are pretty sweet numbers.
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................oh.................?
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Originally Posted by bicolormoth
Duke, you lost me, 400mhz/2.8v Ram that runs at 270mhz/2.9v ?
are these FSB settings?
i'm definitely missing something here. please explain what you mean, and wether it is posiible to do it with my (new) system.
Okay, Ram won't currently run at 400Mhz, it runs at Double Data Rate (DDR400) which is 200Mhz (HTT setting). Ram running at 270Mhz (HTT setting) is DDR540 as it actually runs twice as fast as the HTT.
Shout if this doesn't make sense.
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post #28 of 30
A correction... eventhough I do discount reviews a bit due to the common belief that manufactures sent the cream of the crop...
The DDR400 Ballistix has been reported to hit 10x280 @ 2.9v with CAS2.5-3-3-6- 1T on a DFI NF4 MB.
    
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post #29 of 30
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Okay, Duke, i get it.
so i am deffo getting DDR, can't use DDR2 coz it physically doesn't go.
I don't need to go top of the range, coz i'm not going to be seriously OC-ing , i will be OC-ing a little just to learn the ropes, as it were.
I don't want cheap stuff coz it can't be proved reliable.
I go middle of the road ie Ballistix, and will most likely get 2GB now, ( max Ram for my board is 2 x 1GB ).
unless i can use 1gb in one slot and leave the other empty? and get another 1gb later if i need it (for BF" for instance) that just spreads the cost.
if i get 2 x 512gb stick now, and it aint enuff, i'm stuck.
my Mobo only has 2 Ram slots.
at least i know a great deal more about Ram now, thanks fellas.

just spotted this:...any good?
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...ProductID=5608
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...2&GroupID=1116
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post #30 of 30
They're value Ram, but from a good brand so likely to be reliable, but won't overclock too far.
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