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hey i wanted to ask, what should my ram multiplier be at? i have it at 2 right now, and my system is @ 3.3ghz

the other options for it are 2.66, 3, etc. is it better to have this higher, even if i have to lower my fsb speed?
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It should be with a 1:1 ratio.

Your RAM should read DDR2 828mhz. Or memory frequency: 828
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It should be with a 1:1 ratio.

Your RAM should read DDR2 828mhz. Or memory frequency: 828
ok.. right now it says the ram freq is @ 950

and my fsb is 475
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post #4 of 8
Yes, that's still a 1:1 ratio.

Basically for a 1:1 all you have to do is multiply the CPU's fsb by two and that'll give you the RAM's effective speed. So 475x2=950.
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Yes, that's still a 1:1 ratio.

Basically for a 1:1 all you have to do is multiply the CPU's fsb by two and that'll give you the RAM's effective speed. So 475x2=950.
ook i see. does it make a difference if the ram speed is higher or lower? like will it affect performance
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post #6 of 8
Running RAM at higher frequencies than the CPU's?

It's not a night and day difference but so far it works better for me to run my RAM at higher frequencies than the CPU's, I see a slight increase in performance here and there but not everywhere.

In your case, since that you're running such high fsb in both ways, it's best to keep it at 1:1. Me on the other hand, I'm using a 334fsb with a 2:3 ratio which brings the RAM to 1000mhz rather than running it at DDR2 668 on a 1:1 or using a 4:5 ratio which would bring the RAM at DDR2 835.

If I were to have an E6300, I'd definitely over-clock it sky-high and use a 1:1 ratio, I wouldn't anything else besides the 1:1.
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Running RAM at higher frequencies than the CPU's?

It's not a night and day difference but so far it works better for me to run my RAM at higher frequencies than the CPU's, I see a slight increase in performance here and there but not everywhere.

In your case, since that you're running such high fsb in both ways, it's best to keep it at 1:1. Me on the other hand, I'm using a 334fsb with a 2:3 ratio which brings the RAM to 1000mhz rather than running it at DDR2 668 on a 1:1 or using a 4:5 ratio which would bring the RAM at DDR2 835.

If I were to have an E6300, I'd definitely over-clock it sky-high and use a 1:1 ratio, I wouldn't anything else besides the 1:1.
awsome, thansk for the info dude
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This should be in the Intel - Memory section. Maybe a Forum Director can move it for you...
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