PC 3200. It is PC 2700. [166 MHz] Thus both sticks of RAM will then be limited to running at 166 MHz [DDR 333 ]. You cannot run the memory bus at two different frequencies. Only at the speed of the slowest memory.
If you set the latency and timing that may make things worse. What happens if you set BIOS to use SPD? It still won't run faster than the slowest memory, but the timing might be better.
December '04 i bought a new pc from someone who builds his own pc's. heres the specs:
Pentium 4- prescott 3.0Ghz Processor w/ HT
1GB pc3200 DDR RAM
Foxconn 661M03-G-6EL MoBo w/ SiS661FX + 963 Chipset
5.1 channel AC97 Audio
ATI Radeon 9600xt 128mb AGP
nexus 400w PSU
after putting in my new ati card i noticed it wasnt performing as well as before with my nvidia card. i asked a friend and he told me to check my ram and i noticed that although both sticks were 512mb pc3200 ddr sdram, they both had different specs. here is the numbers.
Slot 1: freq.= 166mhz, CAS=2.0, RAS to CAS= 3,RAS precharge = 3, Tras = 7
slot 2: 200mhz, 2.5, 3, 3, 8
i was wondering if this is a problem.The chips are made by different manufactuers, they are not matched. i meet or exceed any requierments for all the games i play but have to turn everything to the lowest to get anykind of decent performance. My bios also only gives a overall option to set the latency and timings, it does not offer options for the chips individually. If someone could just chime in to help me out i would be very thankful.