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I currently have 4x 512(2x duel channel kingston,another kingston, and some weird brand pulled off a dell 3000) and whenever I run with that configuration or even with just the 1 GB Duel Channel Kingston RAM CPU-Z reports it as DDR333 not DDR400. So I was wondering if this is ram issue or motherboard. and if so, is <a href="http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1951928&CatId=0" target="_blank">this ram</a> any good? thanks for any help/advice.
 

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1 stick of a lower frequency (IE DDR333 with DDR400, or DDR400 with DDR500) will drop all the other sticks to its same level.
 

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Is it kingston valueram? Cause that's ddr333 ram. You'd have to overclock it to ddr400.<br />
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But if you want better ram, I suggest this, much better timings, and cheaper, and from (what is in my opinion) a better supplier.<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820220040" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220040</a><br />
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Though I warn you, clock speed and timings mean nothing compared to plain an simple the amount of ram you have. =P Only upgrade if you feel you need better ram for your overclocking.
 

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I'm in canada. newegg doesn't ship and there's a tigerdirect store 5 minutes from my house. and yes it's valueram. but it says DDR400....on the chip....they LIED!?? and anyways...is that any good? I do intend to do a little OC. Can't do jack on this. or can anyone find anything better? off <a href="http://www.tigerdirect.ca...not" target="_blank">www.tigerdirect.ca...not</a> too expensive. going DX10 soon. need to save. I've OC it to 220 MHZ according to CPU-Z for now.<br />
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I got the valueram <a href="http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=005977&cid=RAM.178" target="_blank">here</a>, it says DDR400, so does the packaging. <br />
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and btw, is nvtune any good for tuning your system? it says it'll take around 3 hours to completly tune out your hardware.
 

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If I can remember right, when I had 4x512mbs of ram in mine, it defaulted to ddr333. I had to go into the BIOS and manually change it to ddr400.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm in canada. newegg doesn't ship and there's a tigerdirect store 5 minutes from my house. and yes it's valueram. but it says DDR400....on the chip....they LIED!?? and anyways...is that any good? I do intend to do a little OC. Can't do jack on this. or can anyone find anything better? off <a href="http:" target="_blank">www.tigerdirect.ca...not</a> too expensive. going DX10 soon. need to save. I've OC it to 220 MHZ according to CPU-Z for now.<br><br>
I got the valueram <a href="http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=005977&cid=RAM.178" target="_blank">here</a>, it says DDR400, so does the packaging.<br><br>
and btw, is nvtune any good for tuning your system? it says it'll take around 3 hours to completly tune out your hardware.</div>
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Does your motherboard support DDR400 RAM???<br><br>
EDIT: Lol nvm forgot to look in sig
 

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Whatever you do don't use ntune. I had to learn this the hard way while learning to OC my system. You can get a much better OC (and its not really all that hard once you understand a couple of things)by using bios than any software. Since I don't have your board you may want to ask someone else about overclocking yourself, all I'm suggesting is don't bother with ntune and its coarse and fine tuning.<br><br>
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I've OC the ram to 220. Planning to get some OCZ PC3200 DDR400 Platinum Edition 2x 1GB Kit Duel Channel soon. hope that fixes things.
 

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With 4x512, you may also want to check that the command rate is set to 2T (vs 1T).<br />
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At 1T command rate, you won't be able to run 4 sticks (usually, unless they are single sided DDR's) at 400Mhz
 
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