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Looking to buy Athlon XP processor


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I'm looking to upgrade my processor to an Athlon XP 3200, which has 400 fsb, but my only concern is the PC2700 DDR being out of sync. I'll eventually upgrade the RAM, but in the meantime I'd like to keep things running smoothly. Is it possible to downgrade the fsb on the processor in the BIOS, to make things asynchronous, or are there any better solutions?
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Is it possible to downgrade the fsb on the processor in the BIOS

Yes, run the FSB at 166 instead of 200. Depending on the quality of your RAM, you may be able to overclock it to 200 mhz without any problems.
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Thanks for the reply. The RAM is Azen, so it shouldn't be a problem to overclock...would you recommend using heatsink wraps on the RAM?
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