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    Question about overclocking an Athlon 64

    I am thinking of getting an Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester based system. I have a couple of questions though -

    1) If I want to overclock it, do I need RAM that is rated about PC3200 (eg PC4000 RAM)

    2) Do NForce4 motherboards have an equivalent of a AGP/PCI lock? Does PCI-E mbs need one?

    3) What is the HTT multiplier than I keep reading about?

    thanks for any help you can give

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    1 - if you want to overclock then pc4000/pc4400 would be better but it is not essential

    3 - htt multi X fsb must not go over 1000 or it will be unstable

    you would probably be better getting a 3200 instead of a 3000 as you need to run a high fsb to get a decent overclock with the 3000

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    Last edited by BUFF; 13-01-2005 at 03:41 AM.

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    Actually, low latency PC3200 RAM will do just a good, if not better job than PC4000-4400. But you do need at least 3200.

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    Totally true. The 3200 & 4000 RAM are probably the same chips, except the 3200 will take tighter timings at slower speeds and the 4000 costs more...

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    1) Yes. If you can get ahold of a DDR Booster and some BH5, no.

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    Yes PC3200 will be fine for the job £100.00 should do it. But PC4400 is a better spec for high bus speeds.
    If you are going to overclock i would go for a 3500+ about £180.00 the high multi 11 will give you more to play with and save money on the Memory by going for PC3200.
    The NForce4 i would wait for a few months before getting one, Rev 1 boards are not always the best overclockers.

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    I are going to overclock, i think you could go Tccd ram now. with tccd ram like Corsair or A-Data, you easy to get pc3200 cas 2-2-2-5 or pc 4800 with cas 3.

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    Yep, I would advice TCCD too. Spend about £200 on your RAM, some 2-2-2-5 corsair XL and it will do you proud.

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    Most of Samsung tccd will go 250 HTT with cas 2.5 and 280 HTT with cas 3. If you lucky, you can get 275 HTT cas 2.5 and above 300 with cas 3.

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