New PC - memory question on timings/speed?

Associate
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Hi,

I'm building an X2 AM2 3800+ system that I'd like to overclock to at least 2.4Ghz (and should be able to with the components I'm using).

I'd really like to go to 2Gb, but my budget can't stretch to the DDR800 4-4-4-12 GeIL 2x1Gb sticks that I'd ideally like.

But to get my overclock, am I going to need that memory? Would I be better off getting 1Gb of fast RAM (DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12) or 2Gb of slower (DDR2-66, 4-4-4-12) memory?


My main thinking is that the system will be "quicker" with more memory anyway, so even if I can't boost the clock speed, the results of swapping less etc might negate that?


Any ideas?
 
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Your not going for much of a clock speed increase so no need for something that excessive and I'd definately buy 2GB if buying new, there are plenty of games that benefit from the extra memory and will only be more in the future.
 
Caporegime
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You must have 2GB, just get some PC6400 and use a divider to clock the CPU, A64s are quite happy on a divider :) Even PC5300 would be ok, AMD64 simply doesn't need a lot of memory bandwidth.
 
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