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Does it matter (performance wise) that I'm usind a 16:10 ram:fsb ratio setting. I'm running a safe, stable overclock and have run Prime95 without any issues. I understand that 1:1 is always a good starting point but does it matter where you end up after that as long as the system is stable?

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From what I understand, 1:1 is preferred on standard ddr boards, whereas it doesn't really matter on ddr2.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
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The lower the ratio the better essentially. I'm running 10:6, DRAM:FSB ratio without any stability issues and performance gains on both fronts. It's mostly for stability if I remember correctly but if you're running stable after a 6 hour trip through Orthos and another 6 hour trip through MemTest then don't worry about it.
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you will be stable in ram if you dont exced the ram default settings, depending on ram brand you may go over stock, but better keep under or ar stock IMHO. I did my first OC yesterday and had problems because ram was running over stock speed. Going 1:1 using ddr2 800mhz and setting 400mhz FSB = INSANE OC hahahahaha
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Cheers guys, my ram is rated at 1000MHz so I guess running at 1066 at 1.8v (rated 2.1) shouldn't be stressing it too much? May try for a PB record soon in an attemt to get these sticks running slower but at 1T.

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Cheers guys, my ram is rated at 1000MHz so I guess running at 1066 at 1.8v (rated 2.1) shouldn't be stressing it too much? May try for a PB record soon in an attemt to get these sticks running slower but at 1T.

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With a modest overclock like that with such low voltage you're completely safe.

I'm at DDR2-1000 at just under 2.2 volts from DDR2-800 with stock voltage of 2.1 and I feel pretty comfortable. I just wish I didn't have to pump the northbridge voltage up to get here.
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