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ASUS P4S800D-X...can fit higher ram?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by bikz, Jul 18, 2006.

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    You could probably use some 184 pin DDR500 (PC4000) but it would underclock itself to DDR400 (PC3200), but you could then counter this by overclocking your CPU and RAM (but technically you wont be OC the RAM because its made to run @ an higher speed anyway)

    Does that make sense lol :)

    PS thats what Ive done, my motherboard is made for PC3200 but Im using PC4000 ;)
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    yeah..so if increase CPU/Mobo FSB....

    yeah...i kno the ram wont run higher than 200mhz (400mhz) bus speed...if i dont OC

    so if i install a higher RAM, like the one u suggested, and than later increased CPU/MOBO FSB, the RAM too will increase rite...
    cause the specs for my mobo says it supports up to PC3200 only....just wanted to kno if i install higher than PC3200 higher ram, it will function at higher speed when OC, or just at PC3200 speed?
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    Yes, if you install higher speed RAM it will run @ 400MHz until you overclock it by raising your CPU FSB :)

    PS I recommend the 2GB (2x 1024mb @ 1T) of DDR500 G.Skill that I have as Im running it @ 220MHz (440MHz) and I know it could go higher but Im only OC the CPU by 20% ;)
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    the positive thing from adding higher ram and work it like PC3200 is that you can have tighter timings than usuall.

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