PC400 DDR Memory
Posted on 2003-11-08
I am building a computer with the following components.
CASE CHENBRO - XPIDER PC61166 WITH A 92mm FRONT FAN AND A 120mm REAR FAN
Main board SOYO SY-P4I875P DRAGON 2 PLATINUM EDITION
SYSTEM MEMORY CORSAIR TWINX512-4000PT
CPU INTEL P4 CPU 3.0 GHz 800
HARD DRIVE WESTERN DIGITAL SATA 36GB RAPTOR
HARD DRIVE WESTERN DIGITAL SATA 250GB
VIDEO CARD RADEON 9800 PRO 256MB
LITE-ON 52X CDR DRIVE
SONY DRU-500 DVD WRITER
LITE-ON DVD ROM DRIVE
The system memory is a matched pair of 512MB corsair pc4000 DDR. It's my understanding that pc3200 DDR memory requires a frontside bus clocked at 400MHz and the Double data rate memory is why it is called a 800MHz frontside bus. Is this right? Then pc4000 DDR memory would require a 500MHz Frontside bus right?
I am a little hazy on how this works. Does pc4000 outperform pc3200 by a lot? On this motherboard how would you set up all the clocks and multipliers? I am wondering how the PCI bus, front side bus, AGP and processor rates are set. What set up would get me the best performance.