I was just thinking about amd nforce2 boards...they provide 2x the bandwith that the cpus they use can take advantage of...really their only increase in performance is lowered memory bus latency...so what if...you used pc1600 (underclocked value select 2100) and ran that in dual channel mode with a 400mhz (ddr) fsb amd cpu? Wouldn't you get all the usable benifits of the nforce2 chipset for minimal $$...if anyone could try this and do a few benchies i would be very interested....
200mhz (400mhz ddr) fsb amd cpu
pc3200 (dual channel)
pc1600 dual channel
so is my logic totaly stupid?
3 386DX-25's...12 volts...glue some ln2 and a wicked amount of overclocking and you get a willamantee minus 36 pins, 33.75 million transistors and a couple hundred mhz... :cool:
Maybe.... But how much impact will the non-synched FSB/RAM have? I'll have a go tonite though, if I remember - I've got an 8RDA+ and some lovely Corsair 3200LL stuff, so I can underclock the RAM to half my FSB and see what I get.
What sort of timings do you reckon underclocked cheapo PC2100 will be able to get? [on that note... how low could I get the timings on my corsair at that speed... hmmm..]
2-3-2-6? maybe better?
$hit Happens. I just wish it would happen to someone else for a change.