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    Question Buffalo PC3200 vs PC3700?

    Alright, I know that the PC3200 uses the Winbond CH-5 chips, but what does the PC3700 use? I just bought 2 512MB sticks of PC3700 from Newegg the other day and I'm getting a bit worried, after hearing all of the praise for the PC3200...

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    As far as I know, the 3700 uses BH-5 chips. Just looked at the pic from Newegg, shows the bh-5.
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    So are the BH-5 chips worse, then? I seem to be confused between the BH-5 and the CH-5...

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    I wouldn't worry about it. The 3700 uses BH-5 Winbond and will run 230 FSB at 5-2-2-2 timings plus room to grow if you need it.
    I'm not talking third party info here either, I have 2 sticks of 256 Meg and have tested them.
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    Sweet. Thanks, Redrum50_USA. I did a little bit more research this weekend and I think I found out the differences. BH-5 still uses the .18 micron technology, while CH-5 went to .13

    The BH-5 (from others experiences) can run tighter timings, but may require more voltage than the CH-5. Overall, the CH-5 will supposedly hit higher FSB, but I think that tighter timings at a lower FSB fits my purposes better.

    Thanks!

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