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post #1 of 18
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I just bough high density ram 1GB ddr400 and it says PC3200 on the sticker however when I set it up, this is what i get, the settings are as follows
CPU:250MHZ
multiplier: 10X
Hypertransport: 5X
DDR Ram frequency setting: 333(i put a divider cause this ram wont oc past 420mhz)

Timings: 2.5 3 3 7

When I had 2 512mb ddr400 running in dual channel, in cpu-z it showed it running at around 280, but this one is at 180mhZ in single channel!!!!!

Did I get screwed and sent a PC2700?

(by the way, i am running all 3 chips right now 1gb, 512mb and 512mb, but i did try the 1gb by itself and it shows the same thing)
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i dont think you did, because its 2gigs, it isnt as overclockable as 1gigs.
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post #3 of 18
No, that is correct for the settings you said and the FSB shown in CPU-Z. A 333 MHz devider is the same as multiplying the FSB by 1.66, and 216x1.66=360/2=180 which is what it says your RAM is running at.
post #4 of 18
put your HT down to 4x-3x that should help out alot
    
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post #5 of 18
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DAMN!!! I knew it!! I will kill that guy! time to return or get a refund. say,

question 1: I heard that on High density ram, sometime even if it were pc3200, it would run at 2700, but if put in dual channel, then it could go up to ddr 400 with a 333/400 divider. Could this be the case?

Question 2: by the way, am i going to notice a difference between 2700 and 3200, so far i havent noticed anything with the games i play (prince of persia warrior within/icewind dale II/dvds)
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post #6 of 18
I have 2gbs pc4000...and even if you put a divider on the ram it wont say pc2700...i think you got ripped.
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post #7 of 18
Since u have cpu-z just click on SPD and it will tell u if u have pc3200 or pc2700. once ur on SPD tab find out which slot the rams are. and it will tell u the speed and ram type
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post #8 of 18
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this is what i see"


is it normal?
and anyways, would I notice a difference between 2700 and 3200
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post #9 of 18
You have stuff all mixed up amigo. Your RAM is PC3200 DDR400. You say the CPU is 250MHz but CPUZ shows 216. Where are you getting CPU:250MHz from? You need to set the FSB to 250MHz and the HTT mult to 4. You will need to change the CPU multiplier if your CPU will not do 2.5GHz stable. With those settings and 333MHz divider your RAM will be at DDR400. The SPD you see is normal, some RAM list all the speeds they can run at while some only list the factory specs. You should see an increase in game load times and lack of stuttering if you had any with 2GB of RAM. The difference between PC2700 and PC3200 is bandwidth with the PC3200 having more. As for why your memory is in single channel mode, you would have to have 4 sticks of the same RAM to get dual channel. 3 sticks will run in single channel as will mixtures of different sizes sticks no matter if you had 2 or 4. Get your OC worked out right and maybe you will notice an increase in preformance. That 3800 ought to be able to do 2.5GHz otherwise get out the calc and find another FSB that will do 200MHz on the RAM with the divider.

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post #10 of 18
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ARG! thanks sporadic! I didnt even notice my FSB went down!!! I can manage it easily at 2.5 even at 2.7. I'll bump up the fsb again and bring up the ram. That solves the problem!!!
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