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Corsair XMS TWINX compatible with my setup?

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http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...98&cid=RAM.178

Forgive my ignorance, but I was looking for some new RAM for my socket A setup and I decided to check out Corsair RAM because of all the good I've heard of it for it's price. Well, the description says that it's made specifically for dual channel memory. Does that mean it won't work for me if my motherboard is single channel? I would think not; it would just set itself to single channel by default I'd guess.

Well, I'm just making sure before I make any purchases.
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ok, so one more question: I'm gonna be buying 1 GB of PC3200 for my socket A setup. It's running a 2500+ Barton. Everything in my specs sig will be the same except the case, HSF, and of course the RAM. I will not be upgrading this rig any further after this purchase. So the question is, should I buy any kind of Corsair XMS RAM, or go with a generic/value kind?
 

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Thanks a bundle! Quick question though: That value OCZ RAM won't have any trouble loosening up will it? I don't have much experience with RAM (Sorry!). The PC2700 I have right now won't back up to CAS3 for some reason.
 

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Ok, thanks.

DDR333 doesn't do CAS3 well, right? Not supported well? That's what I've been told, but it kind of doesn't make sense to me seeing that I was under the impression that higher latencies = more stability. I guess that's just how the product works though..
 

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I'm planning on working with a 200 MHz FSB at first, sticking my multi at 12, then upping my FSB from there. I may take the multi down a bit depending.
CAS2.5 is fine for me as long as I get a stable FSB going. I'm not really worried about really tight timings, but I don't want to have to stay in CAS3 to be stable.
 

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Well, I tested with some of my bro's PC3200 (generic), and it looks like it's not gonna matter too much with the FSB: my motherboard won't let my RAM go over 200 MHz. Looks like I'm gonna be looking for some PC3200 and just focus on tight timings.
 
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