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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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Your RAM upgrade to 2 x 512Mb modules is going to depend on two things.

1. What fsb are you going to run ?

2. What is the budget ?

Remember that ATHLON XP's love high fsb and tight memory timmings (2-2-2-5 at 1:1).
If you are looking at some high fsb then go for some CORSAIR TWINX1024 3200XL that has the TCCD modules on it but on the site you lidt it is CAD$252.00..here.

If you don't intend to run a high fsb say anything over 185MHz then you would be better off with some lower qaulity RAM such as the CORSAIR TWINX1024 3200C2.

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Originally Posted by CanadaGradeEh

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.

Well if you plan on going over 200MHz fsb then the CORSAIR TWINX1024 3200XL will be the best option for you.
That way you have 1:1 with tight timmings 2-2-2-5 at up to at least 225MHz.

Generally value PC3200 RAM is just not really going to cut it at over 200MHz.

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