April 15th, 2000, 01:54 PM
what do you guys think of this memory?
Is this memory really pc-133? I though that pc-133 had to be 7.5ns or faster. It seems to be a good buy, but would it o/c very well? Would it be only cas3 cause of 8ns?
[This message has been edited by Donovan (edited 04-15-2000).]
April 15th, 2000, 02:06 PM
I seen a place on Pricewatch $215 for 256megs micron 7.5ns pc133 shipped.
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April 15th, 2000, 02:46 PM
It may run at 133/ but it would probably be runnin at cas3.
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April 15th, 2000, 03:59 PM
I think the PC 133 specs. does call for 7.5 ns or better chips. Did you guys look at the code on that RAM?
I know the web page said 8 ns, but that looks like 7.5 ns to me. Maybe the webpage has a typo?
April 16th, 2000, 08:15 PM
Well, I was thinking about gettin some new memory cause I got a stick of 128 pc-100 stuff. It will do 124fsb at cas2. Pretty damn good for 8ns pc-100 I though.. Anway, I guess this pc-133 memory wouldn't be much worth the investment if I can't get 133 at cas2. I'd probably be better off with what I got now I'll keep looking I guess. Anyone know where I can get a good deal on 7 or 7.5 pc-133? Thanks
April 16th, 2000, 09:01 PM
searh in pricewatch.com for cheap memeory, i have seen some micron 7.5ns memory for a cheap price. Myself, i lean towards good performance memory like Corsair, and Mushkin, or HSDRAM.
P.S. Infeneon mems are also pretty good
April 16th, 2000, 09:14 PM
Donovan and anybody else:
My mobo (Epox MVP-G5) together with an AMD K6-3 run at 112 Mhzx4 = 448 Mhz...
I have a PC-133 128 Mhz... I´m woundering if my baby would go much faster with PC-133 vs. PC-100 when I use 112 MHz on the Mobo ?
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April 16th, 2000, 09:50 PM
Typically a computer will only go as fast as its weekest link. If your fsb is set to 112, then your memory will go 112. Sorry, but I don't think you'll see any gain from pc-133. I'm not even sure I will see any gain myself. I'm thinking that my memory is holding me to 124fsb, but I might be wrong. If I buy pc-133, I might get lucky and get an extra 30-50mhz outa this chip. p3-450 @ 558. It runs as high as 576, but very unstable.
April 18th, 2000, 08:40 AM
I brought 128MB stick of Micron Memory marked MT48LC8M16M8A2-75B, I thought it was a good deal.
Yes its 133 MHz and the SPD detects it as CAS 2. So far I have not been able to get it running at a decent speed regardless of the settings.
First I installed in my Gigabyte VIA MB with a PIII 533B and it would only work on the slower bios settings at 133MHz. Just under 200Mb/s in SiSoft Sandra memory benchmark for CPU/Memory.
Checked out the Micron site and found the chip and it is 133MHz but not PC133!
Valid Micron part numbers for PC133 SDRAM are:
MT8LSDT1664AG-133 (16Meg x 64)
MT16LSDT3264AG-133 (32Meg x 64)
I emailed Micron but they ain't saying what this SDRAM is for, I guess it's for mugs like me who see Micron SDRAM 133MHz advertised $20 cheaper and think its a good deal.
Strange thing is this SDRAM performs better @75MHz FSB on a ASUS CUBX and Celeron 466@525 and the PIII setup works better with PC100 SDRAM!
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April 18th, 2000, 08:45 AM
strange. What is the difference between 133 MHz and PC 133???? About the other setup working better ... the VIA Apollo Pro 133 chipset are know to be slower than BX ... the 133A are a bit better ... just one thought, is there an option for queue order depth in your BIOS? If it is there, is it set to 8? Cuz if it's set to 1, then you lose like half your memory performance ...
April 18th, 2000, 08:46 AM
also it might be Micron chips, but not Micron PCB?
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