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Okay so I have mine set at 2 to get a 1:1 ratio. I'm guessing if I went to 2.5 my memory would bite it, and not post, or is the divider going to help my low memory cope with the fsb match? I'm confused...
    
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2.5 would make your memory run higher. Unfortunately, the DS3 doesn't allow for downward RAM dividers. You're stuck at 1:1 as your lowest.
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bummer, buy new ram?
    
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bummer, buy new ram?
Only if you think you have a lot of headroom left on the CPU. If you think so, RAM capable of faster speeds is about your only choice.
    
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Also you don't necessarily have to run the memory above a 1:1 (2X memory multiplier) ratio with the FSB.
A FSB:RAM ratio of 1:1 is perfect.

Some overclockers run 4:5 (2.5X memory multiplier) just because they can and it improves performance in synthetic benchmarks.
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