DDR400 vs DDR333

1.) I've read that there's no real difference between ddr400 and ddr333 - is this true? I know that the best performance is by running synchronously.
2.) My second question is do you get the same performance from running ddr400 underclocked to 333 as you would by running ddr333 at 333?
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  1. 1) DDR 400 is only usefull if you plan to overclock your system, which platform are you using?

    2)Exactly the same because your memory controller is a bottleneck.. unless you overclock..

    To err is human... to really screw things up you need a computer!
  2. I'm actually in the process of building a new system. I still haven't decided whether to go with an Athlon xp2800+ or a P4 2.8 system. I've just placed an order with Komplett here in the UK for 1Gb of 'no brand' DDR400 CL2.5 (512mb x 2 sticks). ATM I'm running an Athlon 1400 Thunderbird on a Soltek SL75DRV4 mobo. I've been building systems for more than 5 years but they've mostly been AMD flavour, this time I'm giving some serious consideration to a P4 setup but still need some more opinions before I do. Everywhere I look I see conficting benchmarks on this subject, one site will say axp is best for 1 thing and another will say a P4 is better for the exact same thing! So who is right???

    I don't consider myself an overclocker but sometimes I'll give it a try but always revert back after a few days for fear of doing permanent damage :)
  3. I was also an AMD fan but recently went to intel with Granite bay.. it feels a bit different at first.. but i don't regret it...AMD has lost it's edge and pricing advantages on the new line of cpu's.. but it all depends on what your looking for...

    To err is human... to really screw things up you need a computer!
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