Originally Posted by Ihatethedukes
I'm not quite sure this board's average member realizes what OCing ram does. They seem to think it's a FSB appeasing device rather than a performance enhancing one(of the latter, it is). I wasn't going to say anything until I've seen how pervasive it is here. Probably 4 or more times since I've started posting. You do NOT buy high speed ram so that you can push your low multi CPU higher. That is what dividers are for. You buy high speed ram for PERFORMANCE. Even an E6700 the highest locked multi CPU has a 10x multi. To reach its max (usually about 3.6Ghz or more) you'd need an FSB of about 360. At 360FSB, on the DDR 800 divider that's still well over DDR1000Mhz ram speed and a Conroe at that speed can easily utilize the memory bandwidth of PC8000 or higher.
I can put a huge, long-winded, rant here about ram speeds and performance etc, but I won't go any further unless it's demanded.
Anyways, that's just my 2 cents.
Most of the members on this forum have found that the best performance arrises from the use of a 1:1 ratio of ram to FSB.... so with your example, 360 FSB : DDR2@720 also, many have found that to alow for increases in both (FSB and RAM speed) timings can be loosened with intel chips, which is not the case with AMD chips due to the onboard memory controller.
If you intend to contradict the beliefs and experience of highly reputable members of our forum, please do so with some evidence or proof, be it with links or benchmarks or the likes. (your criticism is ussually welcomed by those members, they're here to learn too
, just make sure it's founded)
Cheers for now
Edit: Also... FTR... a gramatically perfect, and rather verbose post, does not imply product knowledge here.