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3:4 fsb:dram or max dram frequency?

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I just want some advice on how I should fine tune my memory. I'm not much of a over clocker. It's not for gaming purposes, but I wanted to have it running as well as it can without the overclocking.

My rig:

Processer - Intel Pentium D 940 3.2 ghz FSB 800
M/B - Abit IB9 FSB 1066-800
Memory - OCZ2 P800

Had I done a little more research I would have bought memory that was less than 800mhz after finding out that fsb is actually 200mhz. My memory can't be set to match the fsb speed, so the 1:1 fsb:dram ratio is out the question I presume. The best I can get is 3:4 when running my memory to its lowest setting of 533 making it 200 fsb to 266 dram. The question is...should I leave the memory at 533 to keep the 3:4 ratio or should I max it out to 800? I'm stuck with the memory at this point, I would buy another processor before I would buy older memory. Or am I missing something else I could do?
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max it out to 800. it's rare nowadays that you can get the memory to run EXACTLY as fast as the CPU at it's max. Most likely ONE will run a FASTER FSB than the other. If you can run your ram at 850 or 900mhz, that would be best. you'd have the cpu and ram unlinked, find the cpu's max and the ram's max. Now if you had an extreme processor with an UNLOCKED multiplier, it would be easier to keep the cpu with the ram cause you can modify the CPU freequency and FSB to be on par with the ram's maximum performance.

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