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I'm running my CPU with an 8 multiplier at speeds of 400, 425, or 450.

Will i see better performance (or any difference at all) in gaming from having my ram at 1:1 or letting the ratio change?

800 @ 4-4-4-12 (w/ 1:1) (FSB 400)
850 @ 5-5-5-15 (w/ 1:1) (FSB 425)
900 @ 5-5-5-18 (w/ 1:1) (FSB 450)
1066 @ 6-6-6-18 (w/o 1:1) (FSB 400 or 425)

I'm not sure how to optimize the system.

Any help with the FSB/RAM ratio or perhaps the importance of timings vs ram clock speeds would be appreciated.

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Maybe the difference would not even be noticeable. I keep seeing things about keeping the 1:1 with the CPU/RAM for Core2Duo Intels...

I've got plenty of RAM maybe the slower clock with quicker timings would be more effective at 1:1 then setting it to 1066.
    
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Intel i7 3770K ASRock z77 Extreme4 EVGA GTX 970 FTW Edition Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 2x8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128GB SSD PNY 240GB SSD 2 HDDs ASUS 24x DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster T260 26" LCD Samsung SyncMaster SA300 20" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Zboard Merc Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 NZXT Switch 810 (White) Razer Death Adder 
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Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby® 7.1 Gaming... 
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Intel i7 3770K ASRock z77 Extreme4 EVGA GTX 970 FTW Edition Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 2x8GB 
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Crucial M4 128GB SSD PNY 240GB SSD 2 HDDs ASUS 24x DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster T260 26" LCD Samsung SyncMaster SA300 20" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Zboard Merc Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 NZXT Switch 810 (White) Razer Death Adder 
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Try all four, check the performance with this tool:
http://www.brothersoft.com/maxxmem-preview-270353.html
    
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