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  1. #1
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    Question Buffalo Pc3700 w/ Micron Chips......Good Oc'er?

    Hey all!! I am looking at getting some memory for a new rig I am setting up and was wondering about some Ram from Newegg.com. It is Buffalo PC3700 with Micron chips. I have read various threads stating that this is cheap ram that Oc's very well. My only question is how do you know what will OC well since stick makers are constantly switching chips (I alreaady know the holy grail of chips are the BH-5's)? I know this PC3700 has a CAS of 3 (which from what I know is not good). Is that not as bad as it looks in the specs considering it is PC3700? This memory would be going into a NF2 board from DFI (NFII Infinity Ultra). I would also like to add that I am not a monster overclocker, but to like to push my system a bit to get addtional perfomance. Please let me know your thoughts. TIA!!
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    Buffalo Tech memory is pretty good at overclocking, if it has the WINBOND chips, look at the PC3200 with the BUFFALO parts numbers of DD4002-256 or 512, those have WINBOND CH5 chips.
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    Golfer,
    What about running in Dual channel mode? I should have added that I will be running in dual channel mode.
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    Stay away from Buffalo memory with any other chips than Winbond, people have reported these chips (Micron and others) to be crap. Just as golfer49 said, if you want an overclockable Buffalo memory, look for those part numbers that confirm the memory to be with Winbond chips (Ch-5 this time).

    Moreover, if you want a mediocre overclock, it's no need for you to get pc3700 memory, look for pc3200, the Buffalo that golfer49 mentioned should be good for it.

    Whether you will be running dual or single channel makes no difference when choosing memory with the proper chips.

    too busy to overclock

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    SnyperX,
    Weren't you the one that sent me a PM?
    You'll get better timings and about the same speed with the DD4002 CH-5s - they're cheaper as well, compared to the Buffalo DD466 with Micron.
    Our DD4002 all currently use CH-5 chips.
    You way you tell is by the end of the part number.
    DD4002-512/WC
    DD4002-S256/WC
    The W is for WinBond and the C is for rev C (CH-5)
    With the DD466, if it has /WB at the end - it's WinBond BH-5
    If it has /MC, it's Micron, revision C.

    Buffalo Technology US

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