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Ok so i will be installing some new ram today.. OCZ pc3200 DDR400 platinum 2x1024.. Which would give me better performance? Try running the ram at 1/1 ratio using a 12x multi with the fsb running around 240 and loosining the timings from 2-3-2-5 to say 3-4-4-8 making the ram run about 240?

Or running the fsb upwards of 260 using 11x multi and running a devider at 166 and keeping the stock tight timings of 2-3-2-5 making the ram run about 210?
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In reality, it is going to be best to run at a 1:1 divider. If you're talking benchmarking, then you can play with it and sometimes having a higher bandwidth will make things faster. Just keep in mind that is theoretical. You are never going to see that increase really. Take a game for example, like F.E.A.R., and grab a digital stopwatch. Time a specific load time at a higher bandwidth at a ratio of like 1:2 or 2:3 etc... then time the same load time with a 1:1 ratio and tighter timings. Since this is reality you are measuring, you will see that the 1:1 ratio is performing better. Anything over 1:1 is really just a waste because your CPU can only go as fast as your FSB will let it. The RAM has no say...
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What are you talking about, Im a noob at RAM specs. LOL
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You will be better off with 1:1 with an AMD.
    
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Awesome guys thanks for responding.. I did get some quality ram but i dont think its quite up to the task of running 1/1 with 260 fsb.. Ill tinker with it though.. Too bad theres not any good pc4000 ddr500 in stock anymore
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There's two sets of ddr500 right there....DDR500
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Get yourself some Mushkin Redline 2x1GB. Mine are hitting 272MHz at 3-3-2-0. I haven't finished finding how far they'll go yet.
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