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Memory recommendation for Asus P4C800-E Deluxe

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I'm building a system for my friend, similar to mine, with the same Asus mb.  He's thinking about an Intel 3.4 Extreme Edition.  What memory would be best?  In mine (with P4-3.2 northwood) I have DDR PC3200 400MHz memory.  Is faster memory usable or advantageous in this situation?  What if he goes with standard P4 instead of extreme edition, does the answer change on memory recommendations?   Is faster memory than this only useful to overclockers?     -Thanks  
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PC3200 would be sufficient.  I don't see why a P4EE would be desirable, unless every second counts, or you have money to burn.  Use the savings on higher-rated memory, and then you could overclock and get real speed advantages.  The standard P4 uses the same rated memory as the P4EE, but if one is going to spend money for the P4EE, go with the quality brands to match.  The good brands are Mushkin, OCZ, Corsair, Kingston Hyper-X, and Crucial.  I personally have been running Kingston Value RAM PC4000 on a P4 2.8c overclocked to 3.15, but your mileage may vary.
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Yeah, i agree with callandor.  P4EE is way to expensive for the minimal speed increase over a regular P4 prescott.  For his system, i would use 2 sticks of 512MB ram in dual channel setup.  Preferably one of the quality brands listed above.
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Great answer, makes sense, thanks
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I heard the Prescott had heat problems and was hardly faster than Northwood on average, even slower in some tests.  Some review that looked pretty credible and detailed with a lot of charts...
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You're right - here's the two relevant links on performance and heat:
http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/20040201/index.html
http://www.anandtech.com/printarticle.html?i=2026
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What would you guess the 3.4 could be overclocked to in that motherboard with Kingston PC4000 memory?  About 3.6 - 3.7?
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I don't know that you would be able to OC it at all with stock cooling.  And your guess sounds about right if your willing to drop a little on a better CPU fan and multiple case fans
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