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link is broken...

i had a few more questions, but hopefully that article will answer them
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Works for me!
again....
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/31782-...pu-memory.html
    
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now it works, thanks!
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Did you ever alter the memory divider before you overclocked your CPU? B/c if you didn't touch that setting, then your memory overclocked with the CPU I believe. What does CPU-Z tell you your frequency is on the memory?
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i don't think i messed with the memory divider, but i'm at work right now so i cant check.
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i don't think i messed with the memory divider, but i'm at work right now so i cant check.
Dang, your memory should hit near DDR2 1200 with some tweaking!
Not like you should need a divider!
    
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i don't know what all these numbers mean! haha. i've read so many guides yet i'm still confused about all these numbers and what they should be, what they can be and how to change them.

ugh, guess i'll keep reading.
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Basically you under clock the RAM and CPU to find the MBs max.
Then under clock the RAM to find the CPUs max.
Then under clock the CPU to find the RAMs max


What numbers do you not understand?
    
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Perhaps my noobness can bridge the gap as I too am learning to overclock for the first time. I think terms like overclock and underclock can be confusing to a beginner because several settings can be changed to accomplish this. The FSB effects both the CPU and the memory. So when Duke says to underclock the CPU to find the max RAM, I think he means lower the multiplier on your CPU to something low, like 5 while keeping the cpu to memory ratio at 1:1. That way when you increase the FSB, you'll push your memory to its limit and not the CPU.

Then once you know how high memory can go, you can find a setting for your fsb, cpu multiplier, and cpu to memory divider that gives you a good combination of high cpu speed and high memory speed.

Someone more experienced than me should probably make sure I didn't say anything wrong lol.
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