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    One more thing...

    Okay guys, thanks to the heap loads of help you've all given me, I've finally got my new rig up and running (see the 'My System' drop down).

    As you may have noticed, the RAM isn't really up to the standard set by the rest of my system so I need to ask this one last question...

    - Which 2x1GB RAM do I buy?

    I'd love to get my 3700+ SD up to FX speeds but don't want the RAM to hinder this... I would however, also like to save some money here as I've already spent a killing.

    Cheers y'all!

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    It all depends if you'd prefer running your memory at a 1:1 ratio, if you do then the cheapest DDR500 Ram I know that comes in a 2GB kit is the G.Skill HZ series thats about £190.

    If you don't mind running it with a divider then any standard DDR400 memory will do, like the Geil Value Range or Corsair Value Select. I personally have my 3700+ running with the memory at DDR333 and the HTT at 248 with a multi of 10.5, giving me a cpu running at 2604Mhz, ok its only a 400mhz overclock, but it suits me fine.
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    So performance wise, what are the advantages of running at a 1:1 ratio over using a divider to lower the memory speed thus allow more of a CPU boost?

    The obvious would be slower memory... but does that make noticeable difference?

    [Note: First time breaking from anything but stock here so go easy on me, if I mess up the terminology please correct me.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK
    So performance wise, what are the advantages of running at a 1:1 ratio over using a divider to lower the memory speed thus allow more of a CPU boost?
    None imo on A64 - in fact you can get better performance running at DDR400 with really tight timings than higher memory bus speed with looser timings (but we are talking minimal %).

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