OCZ PC-3700

OCZ PC-3700 Dual Channel Gold Edition Rev. 3

I have a Asus A7N8X-E deluxe & AXP 2800+ CPU. Will the above RAM allow me to OC this mobo to at least 200 MHz FSB?

The only criteria I have is that I don't want to spend any more on RAM then what the OCZ costs.
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  1. Since the mobo supports 200fsb, it should do fine - in fact, it may let you oc it to 230fsb without ocing the ram. (PC3700 is ddr460).

    Should let you oc as far as the cpu will... and possibly further if you loosen the RAM timings a bit.

    Since your 2800+ is a 12.5 or 13 multiplier depending on core, (unless you have the mobile version), upping the fsb to 200 will mean you're running it at 2.5 or 2.6ghz. Kindof doubt you'll get it to 230fsb (2.9ghz) - at least on air cooling.

    If 2.5/2.6 is fast enough, you can possibly get PC3200 ram and save a few bucks.


    (Edited to fix multiplier errors - there's 2 cores that have a 2800+ offering)
    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by fishmahn on 11/04/04 12:31 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
  2. So what you are saying is that the above OCZ PC3700 RAM is actually a bit overkill for my mobo/CPU combo?

    If that is the case, I have two RAM sticks out of a brand new Dell PC3200 DDR dual channel @ 400MHz would probably due just fine?

    I'm aiming to get to about xp 3200+ speeds for now which is 2.2GHz. If I understand the FSB & multiplier thing correctly that should be about 176 Mhz FSB which is an increase of 10 Mhz, correct?

  3. Quote:
    So what you are saying is that the above OCZ PC3700 RAM is actually a bit overkill for my mobo/CPU combo?

    If you're not into extreem overclocking, yes. The PC3200 should do fine for what you're aiming for. It'll still be fine for later even if you want to push it up further.

    Assuming that you have a barton core (12.5 multiplier at about 2083mhz stock), correct.

  4. Ok, thanks.

    One more question:
    Would OCZ 512MB PC-3200 Value Series Dual Channel (https://www.ramstore.ca/showproduct.php?id=441) do the trick for me or do I have to go for something better?
  5. That would do the trick for you.

    It's CAS 3 timing. If you can find CAS 2.5 timed RAM for a good price, get that. However, you may be able to run the memory at 2.5 or faster anyways because you won't be running it at PC3200 speed - more like PC2850. But it'll work, and work just fine.

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