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Mobo - ASUS a7v600, FSB max 400MHZ
CPU- AMD 2500 AthlonXP Barton, FSB - 333MHZ
Memory - 512MB Corsair PC3200 SDRAM

I am wondering if anyone can tell me if I wasted my money on PC3200 SDRAM since my CPU bus speed is slower than that. Basicly can my memory run at 400MHZ if the CPU FSB is 333MHZ? Is the processor FSB speed the controlling factor?

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System
Mobo - ASUS a7v600, FSB max 400MHZ
CPU- AMD 2500 AthlonXP Barton, FSB - 333MHZ
Memory - 512MB Corsair PC3200 SDRAM

I am wondering if anyone can tell me if I wasted my money on PC3200 SDRAM since my CPU bus speed is slower than that. Basicly can my memory run at 400MHZ if the CPU FSB is 333MHZ? Is the processor FSB speed the controlling factor?

No. You can set the ram timings seperate from the fsb in the BIOS.

That board can support a 200fsb, and if you feel like overclocking that Barton, you can probably set it to 200fsb and forget about it. You may need to increase the voltage just a tad bit, though.

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