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  • rahzim - Sunday, July 25, 2004 - link

    Just had a few questions about overclocked/high performance ddr ram in general. Im about to build a computer waiting for the msi neo2 mb and want fast memory for it. Only thing is i read that most of the memory im looking at namely DDR550 is overclocked and wont actually run at that speed unless you overclock the fsb.
    Is it just a matter of setting the timings and voltages in the mb bios to get the ram to perform at ddr550 speeds, or do i also need to adjust the fsb? Will I have any trouble getting speeds around pc4400 with a nforce3 250 chipset / athlon fx 53?
  • IkeEisenhower - Saturday, July 24, 2004 - link

    I dunno about awful names, there seems to be a sub-trend of names that seem to denote product suitability for the "just okay" mediocre PC you get tricked into building for your cousin or some distant friend... e.g.:

    Foxconn Athlon motherboards,
    Albatron's "Proll" (Prole?) mobos,
    Powmax PSUs,
    XFX video cards,
    Firestix memory,
    so on and so forth, they just SOUND right...
  • BlackMamba - Thursday, July 22, 2004 - link

    I love these awful names for memory products. :) Reply
  • Bozo Galora - Thursday, July 22, 2004 - link

    Off topic, but the blue/grey before white page load is still happening (Firefox .0.9.2)

    Man, these timely reviews are coming like a
    waterfall.(Wesly is the best)

    Are we spiffing up the site for a possible sale??
  • johnsonx - Thursday, July 22, 2004 - link

    Isn't Jolly Rancher going to be upset about Buffalo using their name? I don't see them much anymore, but I'm pretty sure Firestix is what Jolly Rancher called their firey-hot cinnamon candy sticks. I mostly see the small bite-size ones now, but the sticks still exist as far as I know.
  • Zebo - Thursday, July 22, 2004 - link

    Excellent article thanks:)

    Little secret for my anandtech friends..Go the Circut City and they have the same ram labled as kingston value ram PC3200 for $68-$99 for 512 depending on the day..

    You mustlook through the boxes which are clear plastic until you find one with "Hynix BT-D43" chips labeled as such... Just awesome and found on expensive PC4200 you see.

  • Calin - Thursday, July 22, 2004 - link

    I love the colored bar for the memory in discussion. It makes reading the article much more enjoyable Reply
  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Thursday, July 22, 2004 - link

    Fixed :) Reply
  • TrogdorJW - Thursday, July 22, 2004 - link

    Hey, the new graphs are great. One small problem, though. All the graph images are 450x450, but the HTML is specifying a 450x337 size, so they're getting a little squished vertically. Reply

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