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So i could run my ram at 466mhz, but then i'd be running it fasster than FSB, would i be better to stick with a 1:1 ratio?
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If you can't go higher with your mobo, then the highest RAM speed would be best.
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well i have to remember this is crucial value sticks, with coolermaster heatspreaders...never OC'ed ram before
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Most MoBos have an option of running ram faster than the FSB, but there won't be any performance bonuses. You should just try to tighten the timings.
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Originally Posted by Wincet View Post
Most MoBos have an option of running ram faster than the FSB, but there won't be any performance bonuses. You should just try to tighten the timings.


There will be a performance increase, just not incredible.

Timings would be your best bet though.
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post #6 of 14
it wuldont help alot, cuz the ram still has to wait for the rest of the system to catch up
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post #7 of 14
It sort of depends on what sort of programs you run on your computer. If the programs are hitting the harddrive alot, and the memory, it's best to have a 1:1 ratio.
But if you are mostly doing cpu tasks, like rendering 3d scenes or something, you'd probably find it better with the faster ram.

I have a board like that. ram can go up to 200mhz(400mhz), but the cpu only goes up to 166mhz(333mhz).

I found I like my system running at a 1:1 better.
    
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post #8 of 14
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I thought since the CPU and ram interact with each other so directly, whats the point of running one faster? At the moment, i'm running 2-5-5-7....i think i'll get that down to like 2-3-3-5 ish...thanks
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Originally Posted by Wincet View Post
Most MoBos have an option of running ram faster than the FSB, but there won't be any performance bonuses. You should just try to tighten the timings.
i acutally get about 1 second faster superpi time by running my memory at DDR668 rather than running tighter timings at 1t.
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post #10 of 14
People say-> " it will never work...its no good, dooont doooo iiiiiiiiitttttt."

LOL is what I say, heres what I saw an increase in, on going from ddr2 800-> ddr2 1000....

more FPS
faster loading times
faster Super Pi times
higher benchmark scores
faster DVD decryption

hmmmm....yeah they are all right...lol...pretty pointless huh.
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