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Is it better to have overclocked memory or an overclocked processor?

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I am currently running 2 gigs of DDR3200 memory at 200MHz each stick. My processor is running at 2.3GHz @ 420.17HTL speed. What is the best for performance gains in games and what should be the optimal settings for my computer? I currently have my x1900xt crossfire card overclocked to x1900xtx speed, just thought I would mention that too.
    
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An overclocked processor will always give a greater performance increase than overclocked memory.
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definitely the processor first - get that as high as you can with your memory on dividers to keep it as close to stock as possible.

Once you have maxed your processor then see how high your memory will go
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My memory runs at 200MHz stock, what is the stock divider for that because when I go to overclock my processor, the ram/MB goes on auto overclocking mode?
    
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Most people actually run RAM underclocked in order to get a higher Overclock on their CPU, it makes that much of a difference.

As for your BIOS issue, are you sure you set everything to manual?
    
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Find the manual settings (May be advanced DIMM control or something) and manually set it to 166 or even 133 if you are running a high overclock
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Should I leave the voltage @ stock and should I mess around with the hyper threading link speed?
    
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Should I leave the voltage @ stock and should I mess around with the hyper threading link speed?
leave the voltage at stock for now and see how high you can go stable before you raise it - you want keep the voltage as low as you stably can. Before you start your OC drop your HT link multi to 4x
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Overclock cpu then ram and you are good to go.
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