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Whats the Diffence Linked & Unlinked Ram?

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okay so what is the diffence in linking and unlinking ram when you overclock your cpu....
lets say i Link my ram with my cpu and make my q6600 3.0(1333) and the ram moves itself to 1066

but i can also overclock my cpu to 3.0 (1333) and Unlinked my ram and set it to 1066 myself......

is there a diffence?
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no, it's exactly how it's worded, but they are the same
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If you set it to the exact same, no difference at all. The purpose is so you can overclock your RAM and CPU separately. You may not have higher grade memory that can scale to 1066 but you still have a processor that can scale to 3GHZ. OC the processor to 3GHz and OC the lower quality memory the best you can. Or vice versa. It is just a matter of convenience.
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