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what's the safest bet for 466MHz or even higher...??

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LandShark

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yes, what do you guys think is the safest bet for 466Mhz or higher DDR speed??? i ruled out corsair. and not quite sure 'bout Geil or OCZ (burned from them once on a PC150). don't know where could get a Winbond CH-6 PC3700 or TwinMOS......

money not an issue if it can match 466+Mhz speed........
 

formosian

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My experiences with Buffalo memory are not so good. I bought 1 stick of 512mb pc3700 and 2 sticks of 256mb pc3200 last week and have been playing with them since then. Here are my testing results:
1. Both pc3700 and pc3200 versions were made with winbond BH5 chips; the pc3200 one is a one-sided stick.

2. The pc3700 stick maxed out at 225FSB on my IT7(Intel board) and 220FSB on my NFS(NForce2 board).

3. When I tested single stick, pc3200 maxed out at 215FSB on both IT7 and NFS.

4. When both pc3200 sticks were installed, I can only get to 200FSB on NFS(dual channel). 205FSB on IT7.

All tests were done with 2.5 3 3 6 timing at 2.9V. They didn't seem to run well with CAS 2 timing.

Hope that helps some.
 

Caffinehog

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Hmm... Never trust GEIL has been a common theme around here. OCZ has a spotty reputation, but I haven't heard ANY bad stories about their pc3700, and several mods and senior members here use it. Buffalo? I've never really heard of it, but if it's significantly cheaper, it's probably worth a shot. The fact that it has winbond chips on it gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.
 
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LandShark

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Re: Re: what's the safest bet for 466MHz or even higher...??

pip said:


so tell me why you would want pc2700 OCed 133 MHZ? those are the 6ns chips you want the 4.5
oh, i meant the newer CH-5 Winbond chip. :p

well, i've order 2 stick of 512MB TwinMOS PC3700 to go w/ my coming IC-7 & 2.4C. sooooo, we'll see if it could do 466MHz or more......

tks for all you guys' reply! ;)
 

thorn

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formosian said:
My experiences with Buffalo memory are not so good. I bought 1 stick of 512mb pc3700 and 2 sticks of 256mb pc3200 last week and have been playing with them since then. Here are my testing results:
1. Both pc3700 and pc3200 versions were made with winbond BH5 chips; the pc3200 one is a one-sided stick.

2. The pc3700 stick maxed out at 225FSB on my IT7(Intel board) and 220FSB on my NFS(NForce2 board).

3. When I tested single stick, pc3200 maxed out at 215FSB on both IT7 and NFS.

4. When both pc3200 sticks were installed, I can only get to 200FSB on NFS(dual channel). 205FSB on IT7.

All tests were done with 2.5 3 3 6 timing at 2.9V. They didn't seem to run well with CAS 2 timing.

Hope that helps some.

I don't know what's up with your setup, but I bought 2 x 512mb Buffalo PC3200 from newegg, also. With them both in they do DDR440 (220mhz) at 2-5-2-2 at 2,.8v this is on an IT7 MAX2. The 512mb Geil PC3500 Ultra I have will do DDR466 at 2-6-3-3 2.9v, but no tighter timings at any speed.
 

jonspd

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I also Bought a stick of the buffalo pc3200 512mb and it will do about 217 witn 2.77 volts and 2 2 2 5 timing on my 8rda but I belive that is toped out my board not my memeory.
 

FIZZ3

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Seeing that often; high advertised "Mhz" speed, while timings are secretly sacrificed. I wouldn't care too much for "DDR500" if the best it can do is 3-8-4-4. What you pick up in speed, you lose in latency.
 

formosian

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Magical Beta Bios!!

After update to the 1.4 beta bios for NF7-S, my 2 sticks 256mb pc3200 Buffalo memory are running 220FSB dual channel now. Prime95 has been running 4 hours so far without any error. For those who could not run 200+ FSB on their NF7-S, I think you should give this bios a try.

p.s. My board is V2.0 and I believe they also have new beta bios for V1.1 and V1.2 boards as well.