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can I run higher ram on my board?

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higher than 400(200) or higher than 3200?
    
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Yes, it gives you headroom to run your CPU:FSB ratio at a 1:1.
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post #3 of 14
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I use the configurators and no ram site recommends anything higher than 3200. Suggestions on what would be the right higher ram for my board?
    
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Now i have always wondered the same thing, but i thought about it and what would you really gain besides keeping that 1:1 ratio. since the boards are rated to run 184 pin pc3200 sticks i always thought that if you had lets say a 184 pin pc3500 stick it would stil work as it is 184 pin and only operates just a little above the pc3200 stick.
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post #5 of 14
That is generally the only benefit of running higher rated RAM. If you keep it at a speed lower than the rated there is also the possibility of tightening up the latencies.
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post #6 of 14
The idea is: If you buy faster RAM, for the sake of argument, runs at 225Mhz. But you install it on your motherboard, when your FSB happens to be 200Mhz. So the RAM will also run at 200Mhz. But when you overclock your FSB at 1:1 with your RAM, the only limiting factor will be how good the motherboard is, and the cpu, and cooling. So you have eliminated the RAM as a factor that could go wrong, because it should run at 225 anyway. So if you set your FSB to 215, the RAM will be working slower than it's stock speeds, so it will be amazingly stable. Also like the bloke above says, you can tighten your timings up.
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post #7 of 14
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So i take it that I'm just as good at running a divider if called for
    
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post #8 of 14
Yes, but then the speed of your RAM will not increase (Well actually it could do depending on the divider, and the FSB value). Which would not give an extra little performance boost. (Kind of pointless unless your doing benchmarks)
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post #9 of 14
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OK, any recommended ram for my MOBO?
    
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How much money are you willing to pay?
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