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    RAM !!! PUH LEASE

    Please submit your results of RAM's brand, chips, quality (highest FSB), specs, price, access clock rate, and clock latency.

    Thanks...
    because i am planning cheap yet good quality ram

    salt

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    This is a great source of information on how various RAM sticks work. Some surprising results too. Check it out.
    http://www.overclockin.com/reviews/R...oundup2-1.html

    -drink

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    Note that the more RAM you have, the less it will run over spec-speed.

    I have about 20 of those really extreme SIEMENS DIMMs here and a number of those Infineon ones too - the very same ones. They do rock.

    BUT bear in mind the following when making a choice:

    If you have two of those 64MB (or a 128MB stick) you will NOT get the same benefit. You will make maybe ~125Mhz - The amount you can go over the "rated" spec depends on:

    1. The total number of memory chips (on all active/installed DIMMs) - more chips, less OC.

    2. The number of DIMMs, more DIMMs/slots, less OC.

    3. The total amount of Memory - more RAM, less OC.

    One example of this when not even OCing is when I install 3 el cheapo PC-100 8ns DIMMs in my PIII desktop, the machine wont even POST. It will not even power up, it'll sit there and beep a few times and go quiet. These 3 PC-100 DIMMs wont even run at CAS3 on 100Mhz.
    They are Mitsubishi, made in 1999.

    Generally speaking, if you have two CAS3 sticks, each capable of CAS2 at ~130Mhz, putting them both together you might not make CAS2 at 100Mhz anymore. Some work better than other and I am sure it also depends on the motherboard.

    This has the side effect of making harder to push your FSB with 256MB of ram than with 128MB than with 64MB. I bet some people with 128MB could achieve even higher speeds with only 64MB.

    For UNIX/SETI machine this would be a MAJOR boost.

    You could probably OC like a mofo from hell with 32MB CAS2. I have an IBM CAS2 7ns DIMM, and I hit 150MHz with it - it the MoBo and the fact that I cant run MS Windows with only 32MB that prevent me from using it.

    Thinking of a dedicated LINUX machine tho tho...

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