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Old 08-27-2008, 06:02 AM   #11
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hmm... kind of seems like Intel is not the way to go for me. I dont really want to bottleneck my stuff... and dont want to spend more than $200 on a board and CPU
unless i wont see much of a difference between the speed of 667 and 800, kind of makes me disappointed in buying the 800mhz, while i could have saved some money...

EDIT - Is it easier to OC Intel than AMD?
and wont create as much heat on the motherboard and CPU as AMD?

EDIT2 - how much better is an C2D E7200 with RAM at 667mhz timings 4 compared to an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ with RAM at 800mhz timings 4?
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:55 PM   #12
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E7200 has an FSB of 333MHz (quad pumped = 1333MHz)
333MHz FSB 1:1 ratio = DDR 667 MHz
Your RAM will be bottlenecked slightly unless you overclock to 400 MHz FSB (quad pumped = 1600MHz)
400MHz FSB 1:1 ratio = DDR 800 MHz.
So technically you can keep your RAM ratio at 1:1 without OCing the total speed if you just increase FSB and lower the multiplier?
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:07 PM   #13
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I have to correct myself The E7200 has an FSB of 1066MHz (=266MHz)

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EDIT - Is it easier to OC Intel than AMD?
and wont create as much heat on the motherboard and CPU as AMD?
1. Yes, there are less variables on an Intel FSB based platform.
2. Depends on the CPU, cooling etc.
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EDIT2 - how much better is an C2D E7200 with RAM at 667mhz timings 4 compared to an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ with RAM at 800mhz timings 4?
I'd say they are about equal. Core is faster clock for clock, but the 6400+ runs at 3.2GHz, whereas the E7200 is @ 2.53GHz.
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So technically you can keep your RAM ratio at 1:1 without OCing the total speed if you just increase FSB and lower the multiplier?
The E7200 runs at 2.53GHz, that's 266MHz x 9.5 = 2.53GHz
You could increase the FSB to 400MHz, and still run it at roughly the same clock speed. 400 x 6.5 = 2.6GHz. Doesn't necessarily mean that the board or the CPU will be stable even though it's running at the same clock speed.
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The E7200 runs at 2.53GHz, that's 266MHz x 9.5 = 2.53GHz
You could increase the FSB to 400MHz, and still run it at roughly the same clock speed. 400 x 6.5 = 2.6GHz. Doesn't necessarily mean that the board or the CPU will be stable even though it's running at the same clock speed.
But the RAM will run at 800MHz? Assuming the clock changes are stable.
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If you could increase the FSB to 400MHz, then you could run the RAM at DDR 800MHz with no bottleneck.
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hmm seems like i will be paying about the same price
should i go with Intel (E7200, 667 mhz DDR2)?
or stick with AMD (6000+, 800mhz DDR2)?
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