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Hi,
after reading some of the ram posts, and noticed that ram choosing matters too isn't.

if I'm gonna look for more rams, what should I focus on, brand name, or maybe some PC5400, depending on the 2 way , 8 way....anyway I really don't know any of these rams specification exept the MHz and the Mb...anything I should focus on? anything that limits my need or I can still buy....maybe dual channel?

I'm planning to change my mother board too to support what it is needed for better overclock and if depending on ram as well....
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If you mean PC2 5400, then the best bet is a pair of PQI Turbo DDR2 667 modules, I recommend the 2GB kit ($170), it's very inexpensive and it overclocks as high as the sky.

Just make sure you don't buy an nForce 4 motherboard for the Intel CPU.
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So I guess more GB the better as well as Mhz too....
But is it ever too much that is needed for overclock from the 2.4 northwood, like if I max overclock a 166 MHZ for ram and FSB (for 1:1) would it be a waste since the pc 5700 can run at 667 Mhz?

is cas latency the more the better? and whats good for timings though?
like the PQI 1 GB has 4-4-4-12 timing....is it good or bad
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Originally Posted by boon
So I guess more GB the better as well as Mhz too....
But is it ever too much that is needed for overclock from the 2.4 northwood, like if I max overclock a 166 MHZ for ram and FSB (for 1:1) would it be a waste since the pc 5700 can run at 667 Mhz?

is cas latency the more the better? and whats good for timings though?
like the PQI 1 GB has 4-4-4-12 timing....is it good or bad
You shouldnt be looking at ddr2 ram unless you plan on getting a new cpu also. Look into some ddr 500 (pc4000) ram and a good socket 478 mb to go with your cpu.
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The RAM doesn't technically run at 667Mhz, its it Double Data Rate (hence the DDR) so the actual speed is multiplied by 2. So DDR RAM at 667Mhz is really running at 333.5Mhz.
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So I guess more GB the better as well as Mhz too....
But is it ever too much that is needed for overclock from the 2.4 northwood, like if I max overclock a 166 MHZ for ram and FSB (for 1:1) would it be a waste since the pc 5700 can run at 667 Mhz?

is cas latency the more the better? and whats good for timings though?
like the PQI 1 GB has 4-4-4-12 timing....is it good or bad
i dont think you will be able to get a new motherboard to support your processor AND DDR2, so you will wanna look into some good DDR, not DDR2. as stated above a good ddr500 (pc4000) kit will do nicely.and as for your question about CAS timings, the LOWER the better. you can choose to go two ways when choosing ram, get lower speed w/ tight timings, or high speed with looser (higher) timings. either way will work great because you can just loosen the timings if you need to so you can OC the ram higher.

timings of 4-4-4-12 i think is about the tightest you can get for ddr2, but again, you will not be looking at any ddr2 ram unless you plan on buying a new motherboard and CPU.


i reccomend this ram here
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