Apogee mobo & ram

By Steg · 5 replies
Mar 11, 2003
  1. I was reading the VIA info of there KT400 chipset (http://www.viatech.com/en/apollo/kt400.jsp) before i buy a Chaintech Apogee (KT400) and nowhere! and i mean nowhere on that page does it mention 400mhz RAM! so does this chipset/mobo actually support it? The mobo site (http://www.chaintech.com.tw/eng/products/SOCKA/7VJL-Deluxe.asp)even says DDR 333 some places and DDR3200 (400) in others? what do i believe? Does anyone no if i can run DDR 3200 (400) RAM on a Chaintech 7VJL Deluxe APOGEE™?

  2. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    All KT400 chipsets support DDR400 AFAIK, but there is no real point of running your memory at 400MHz on a KT400 based board, as you will probably end up with a performance loss of about 10% as opposed to using 333Mhz memory. The new KT400A Chipset addresses this issue, so you may be better off waiting for a newer board.
  3. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 269

    so (i need to buy soon as in today....) would DDR 333 ram be a better choise? instead of DDR 400 CAS 3 ram would DDR 333 CAS 2 corsair ram be better?

  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Yes. The performance would be better on the DDR 333 Cas 2, unless you plan on huge overclocking then the DDR 400 has little use. Even more so if your running a 333fsb CPU.

    *looks sadly at the PC3500 ram he bought for overclocking then found his 9700Pro didn't like non-standard AGP speeds*
  5. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 269

    Ok - well it seems my pay will not be coming in for atleast another week....so how long will it be before the first KT400A boards come out? and by then i could probebly afford DDR 400 CAS 2 ram....weee mega fast! :D

  6. gsgleason

    gsgleason TS Rookie Posts: 28

    FSB speed?

    on the same board, I want to know if it actually does supports processor FSB os 333MHz. some places say it does, and some say it doesn't.
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