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sherpadog

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am buying a mobo tomorrow with the nforce2 ultra400 chipset (DFI NF2). but which DDR should i get? DDR333 or DDR400? thanks...
 

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Depends on your CPU FSB

If you use a 400 MHz FSB CPU and want to overclock, then get DDR433 (aka PC3500)

If you use a 400 MHz FSB CPU and don't want to overclock, then get DDR400 (aka PC3200)

If you use a 266/333 MHz FSB CPU and want to overclock, then get DDR400 or DDR433

If you use a 266/333 MHz FSB CPU and don't want to overclock, then get DDR333 (aka PC2700)

And get CL2.0 RAM instead of CL2.5 or CL3.0 for best performance. (Kingston HyperX and Corsair XMS for example)

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thanks 4 the reply. i forgot to mention i will be putting athlonXP 2500. so which ddr shud i get now? if am not overclocking, wud it make a difference to put ddr333 rather than ddr400? how big is the dirfference? tnks
 

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No difference with that chip. Most people oc the 2500 though. It's just silly not to. Also, if you decide to go to a 3000+ or a 3200+, you will need the DDR 400.
 

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Definitely DDR400 or DDR433. I haven't seen anyone who owns a 2500+ but doesn't overclock the hell out of it. Impress me buddy!

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