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I have two options, but not sure which is better for all round system performance...well perhaps more for DVD shrink/Video compression tasks mainly...

Option 1:

Overclock my 3.2Ghz Intel 640 to 4.14Ghz with RAM divider at 1.66...
CPU voltage 1.532v, Max Temp 57DegC.

Option 2:

Overclock my 3.2Ghz Intel 640 to 3.6Ghz with RAM divider at 2.0...


Mu RAM is OCZ premier, and I cant seem to get it to run faster than DDR450...

Thanks for any comments...
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You should give us the FSB and multiplier you are using, too. It will usually make more sense to have a high FSB and low divider and low multi. But it really depends on your specific situation.
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I would try both, and see which one benchmarks better! After all, isnt that what overclocking is all about, finding what the best combination of settings is!
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You should give us the FSB and multiplier you are using, too. It will usually make more sense to have a high FSB and low divider and low multi. But it really depends on your specific situation.
My FSB is set to 259, CPU multiplier must be fixed at 16x cause I can't change it...well atleast I don't think I can...

RAM speed...well it depends on where I look...

If I look at the BIOS settings page that deals with the FSB settings and RAM/CPU ratio settings etc...I have the divider set to 1.66. It shows the memory speed as 429...which makes sense...1.66xFSB.

However...if I run Memtest...or look at CPU-Z..they show something like 418...lower than what it should be. Can't understand why..?

Hope this helps...or someone can explain the RAM speed difference...

PS. My RAM timings are set to 2.5-3-3-6 to get the 259 FSB....but to get the 225 FSB with 1:1 RAM:CPU ration I have to loosen the timings to 2.5-4-4-10.
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I would try both, and see which one benchmarks better! After all, isnt that what overclocking is all about, finding what the best combination of settings is!
I use Norton System works Performance Tester...and the higher FSB shows better results in all aspects of the CPU benchmarks....slightly higher results in Memory benchmarks (from what I can remember) but lower results in 3D graphics benchmarks...I don't have a real fancy graphics card because I dont play games on it...

But these are just benchmarks...I haven't done any real life tests like DVDshrink...to see which setup yields a faster compression...or Adobe Premier Pro..to see which setup yields faster rendering processes...?
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Benchmarks can never beat some good old real-world testing but its always nice to have a no nonsense/no variables score you can use. I'd go for the 4.14Ghz though mainly becuase of the nice big overclock.
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