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post #1 of 23
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Well , i was wondering wich is the best?
I think it would be the one that is faster , but you guys are the expertees....
And also , Is 800mhz the faster RAM speed that exists?
Thanks
post #2 of 23
Intels like more Mhz then tight timings.
    
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I think if your board, ram, and processor allow it you can run 1066? however I have been away from overclocking awhile?
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Intel likes higher speed, while AMD utilizes tighter timings better.

And yes 800 is the fastest supported ram. Though good overclocking ram can come in 800+...
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Thats wrong Corsair makes a ddr1066 RAM. Also I just read an article in MaxPC that said that the 6400 C3 vs the 8500 C5 was a tie. the 6400 had tighter timings and of course the 8500 has a higher clock. IMO higher FSB would seem better with fairly tight or at least as tight as they can go is the best
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It's not for my sistem , i just wanna know....
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ddr2 800 is NOT the fastest supported RAM, ATM 1066 is. All new Asus boards are certified to use kingston hyperx 1066 RAM. Most 800 mhz RAM can oc close to 1000mhz, but the latencies of the RAM can increase the efficiency of the RAM's clock speed. Ultimately-> fastest speed with the lowest latency will always be the fastest for any system, Intel or Amd.
post #8 of 23
There is no reason to run your RAM faster than your FSB. So the answer is, the fastest is the tightest timings you can achieve at 1:1 ratio.

Running 1066 RAM on a 300FSB system with 6-6-6-15 timings will not be better than running 600 speed RAM with 4-4-4-12 timings because the system will not be able to use anything more than 600 of the 1066 anyway.
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There is no reason to run your RAM faster than your FSB. So the answer is, the fastest is the tightest timings you can achieve at 1:1 ratio.
If thats true then why do bench mark scores and such continue to go up when you push your RAM farther past your FSB? I run a 1:1, yet can easily get a faster Pi time or benchmark test if I push my RAM to 900mhz or even farther. If it didnt do ANY good, then it wouldnt get ANY better....but it DOES........soooooooooo........?
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you do mean putting your RAM no a higher than 1:1 divider...right? Thus, keeping the FSB stable and increasing the RAM speed alone.
    
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