FSB, ram speeds, support, memory controller
Posted on 2003-10-29
I'm so sorry to have this much clutter. I understand that I've asked a lot, and I'm sorry. The purpose of that was so I could split 500 points and have only one question for everything in the same category.
My FSB is 266. There's a feature on my motherboard to allow me to use some sort of ratio to go to 66, 80, 100, 133, 166, 178, 200, and whatever else I left out. By the way, I have an MSI K7N-2 Delta. There's one 512MB stick of PC-3200 with a CL2 capability.
For fun, I tried to go with a 200MHz FSB and use CL2. My PC didn't lock up at all. 1. So, is there some sort of other latency in this ratio thing that slows down my performance just enough to make my PC stable? 2. Am I missing the point? 3. Is my memory controller amazing, since I can do that? 4. Would you want to run at DDR400 with CL2 on your PC?
5. Is this good for overclocking? 6. Can I get an XP 3200, take up the FSB to 233, then use the ratio feature to go back down to 200MHz for the ram?
7. Is this good for ram that can only work at CL3? 8. Could I use this feature to make CL3 ram run faster (MHz) to minimize the latencies?
9. Finally, can my motherboard support PC-3700 ram? The board will allow me to take up my ratio so that the ram can run at 233MHz, so that must mean it's all right. 10. Can I get PC-3700 ram and run it at CL2?
Thank you very much,