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Question re: 680i 1:1 RAM divider

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Hi there. I have a question about the 1:1 RAM divider on this board. Being an Intel based board, the FSB values are quad pumped. Whenever I set the RAM to be linked, and a 1:1 ratio, the RAM FSB value appears to be quad pumped as well. Meanwhile, if I set it to auto, or Sync, the RAM FSB appears to be displayed as the DDR2 value (eg. 800MHz for PC6400).

So what's the deal? If I attempt to use the 1:1 ratio, with my FSB set to 400 MHz (1600 quad value), is it going to be attempting to use 1600MHz with the RAM?
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set it to linked, then synched, not 1:1
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Thanks. Actually, I've been running Unlinked so I could OC my processor without worrying about the RAM. I'm now considering attempting to bring my RAM above 800MHz (after all, they are PC8500). Does anyone know if keeping my RAM unlinked has any disadvantages? Would it possibly be more stable if I were to Link/Sync it?
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Somewhere around here I heard someone say that having it synched or linked in some type of ratio reduces the stress on (some component I don't remember). However, ram is kind of tricky because setting your ram too high can cause headaches on overclocks. For that reason many tell you to unlink it since it won't oc your ram when you increase the fsb on your cpu.
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