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Yikes! help please!

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July 28, 2004 12:27:19 AM

I am ordering memory for my new pc tonight, i am getting am msi neo platinum motherboard with an A64 3200+. I know that this chipset does not support RAM in a dual channel set up, but can i still use dual channel RAM in it? Specifically, kingston hyperx pc4000 2 x 512MB dual channel, or a similar corsair twin x pack. Thanks for your help guys.

Would I be better off with some hyper x pc3200 with better timings? (pc3200 = 2 2 2 6, pc4000 = 3 4 4 8)? or is that just crazy talk?
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by LeRoy on 07/27/04 08:39 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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July 28, 2004 5:42:52 AM

Don't get the HyperX. You will not get good timings out of it at lower speeds. Get OCZ, Corsair, or Ballistix. PC3500 at least. JMHO :smile:

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July 28, 2004 4:28:37 PM

Can still use the dual-channel packaged ram.
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July 28, 2004 7:03:44 PM

And with PC4000 if you lwoer it to PC3200 chances are it will run at 2-3-3-6 timming and as mention PC4000 is probly overkill with that cpu/chipset

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, Leadtek FX5900 w/ FX5950U bios@500/1000, 2X30gig Raid0