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So i can put PC4400 184-pin dual channel memory sticks in my AMD 939 3500 SLi mobo, rite? And if so is there a considerable performance gain? explain how a mobo that claim 2 handle only up to pc3200 can handle pc4400?

Is the performance gain in buying a raptor(10k rpm HD) noticable..........does it help load files much faster than a regular 7200 rpm?
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The ram is automatically slowed down to pc3200, you get ram like that if you want to overclock as when you increase the chipset speed the memory speed goes up by the same amount, so if you have pc4400 it can be stable at a faster speed than pc3200 can.

Raptors are actually slower than the new SATAII drives with the 16Mb cache they are a complete waste of money(they kind of always were a bit frivilous now they are utterly pointless).
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So i can put PC4400 184-pin dual channel memory sticks in my AMD 939 3500 SLi mobo, rite? And if so is there a considerable performance gain? explain how a mobo that claim 2 handle only up to pc3200 can handle pc4400?

Is the performance gain in buying a raptor(10k rpm HD) noticable..........does it help load files much faster than a regular 7200 rpm?




The pc 4400 DDR will work in any motherboard that supports the pc3200 standard memory. They have the same number of pins. Its not DDR2 if that is what your thinking about. Only ddr memory will work on a ddr motherboard. You cant use DDR2 memory on a motherboard that supports DDR memory unless it has is a motherboard designed for Regular DDR and DDR2 both. Some motherboards can use ddr and ddr2 which they will have 2 channels for each type of memory. I know that the motherboards say up to pc3200 but that doesnt mean jack.

Pc 4400 184 pin ddr memory will fit in a Regular ddr motherboard. Its used mainly for overclockers that like to push the front side bus of the memory quite abit past the default mhz speed.

Basically it was designed just for the overclocker in mind. On an amd motherboard/pc any memory will work great because amd's dont need high speed memory as much as an intel would but, if you are wanting to overclock an opteron dual core, amd x2 dual core etc the higher memory speed will help you reach a better overclocking goal.
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Thx 4 the help. If never seen a SATA II. Did i just not notice at etailers?
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They have been around for a few months now.
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