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I noticed in the stock settings post that PC4000 ram was listed, but under supported RAM, the CFX3200 shows a max of pc3200. I know well enough that if you try to use ram that's not listed, it usually won't work. I'd rather find out first before buying pc4000 RAM if it will indeed work.

 

So..the question is, can I use the PC4000 ram listed in that post? I figured I can since it was posted, but you never know.

 

Thanks

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Yes :)

 

PC4000 RAM will run at PC3200 when your CPU is at stock, but it is guaranteed to run at the overclocked settings ;)

 

Apart from the guarantee its identical to PC3200, and some PC3200 will run at PC4000 speeds when overclocked.

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Well, I'm a noob so forgive the easy questions, but when you say it will work at the overclock settings, what settings do you mean? The few ventures I've had into overclocking were unsuccessful to say the least. I have barely scratched the surface of these posts so I'm sure there's something here about OCing so yeah.

 

Also, I'm looking to buy better RAM than what I currently have. I'm wanting to pick up 2x 1 gig sticks so I'm not using all 4 slots. I want the good stuff, so I need recommendations. I know OCZ is good from what I hear, but I don't know what makes RAM "good" RAM.

I was looking at This RAM

 

Seems good, but then again, it could suck, I wouldn't know.

 

 

 

 

Thanks again

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When you overclock, you raise the FSB of the CPU from 200mhz upwards.

 

With your RAM running at the same speed as the FSB of your CPU, which it normally does (200mhz, x2 = 400mhz DDR) this means that your RAM's frequency is also increased. E.g.

 

200mhz FSB = 200mhz RAM (400mhz DDR)

220mhz FSB = 220mhz RAM (440mhz DDR)

250mhz FSB = 250mhz RAM (500mhz DDR = PC4000)

 

Therefore, you can run the RAM at a 250mhz speed without breaking the warranty by overclocking :)

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There really is no jedec spec of PC4000, the highest jedec spec is PC3200, anything above that is just claimed by the manufacture and is spec'd at 3200 by jedec..

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