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1:1 ratio or tighter timings?

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What's better for performance? 1:1 ratio or tighter timings.
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Tighter timings but i prefer 1:1
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higher MHZ is gonna be better for you
    
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I think you mean 1:1 ratio or loose timings. At 1:1 ratio you usually tighten the timings to gain speed. At a higher ratio you usually loosen the timings (slower) so you can get the clock speed up higher.

I usually choose to loosen the timings and up the clock speed, but that may just because my RAM sucks and I can't tighten the timings very much without it not being able to boot.
 
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higher speed unless your folding. then you want tighter timmings
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How do you control what the ratios are going to be?

Sorry guys, I'm just learning to overclock and I just got my new rig set up. I want to overclock my E8400 to 4.0ghz. What's the first thing I should do?

I raised the FSB to 378x9 (3.4ghz) but I don't know what the best programs are for checking stability. Right now I'm running Prime95 torture test, but I don't know if that's legit or if I'm doing it right.

And the RAM was automatically set to 5-5-5-18, so I changed that to 4-4-4-12 and automatically got 5:6 ratio. But I don't know if I'm doing things in the right order. What do you guys think?
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