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After reading another thread about memory and seeing some of the people's screen shots,
I am guessing I had been looking at my memory as slower than rated, and I thought it was
my CPU causing it.



I thought my DDR2 800 was running at 480.1 mhz, but since I am in dual channel, is it
really 960.2 mhz? If it is, I guess that is not too bad then for the cheap G Skill and a Sempron.

Also, what is the deal with my FSB: DRAM? Others are showing the ratio (1:1, 4:5 etc) but mine
shows CPU/5? What does that mean? It is 5/8.
I know optimal is supposed to be 1:1, but I am not real sure what I am doing with the memory,
and every time I change something with it in the BIOS, it won't get past post.
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Your FSB is 300Mhz
Your Ram is at 480Mhz
Meaning you can lower your ram to 300Mhz.
(Your FSB feeds command to your raM, so if your ram's clocked faster than your FSB it will be sitting on it's lazy ass, taking too much coffee breaks )

Dual channel lets 2 sticks of ram be accessed individually, giving you (when accessing both sticks, instead of one) a double buswidth (128bit instead of 64)
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