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So my mobo/cpu combo allows for pretty decent customization. I'm getting confused though, about how I should be achieving a 1:1 ratio. I know I can push my cpu harder, but I want to understand this timing thing first. Here are my settings

Core Speed: 3552.3 MHz
Multiplier: x 8.0
Bus Speed: 444.0
Rated FSB: 1776 (not sure what this is)

I have my ram multiplier (also don't exactly know what that is) set to 2.4 to achieve as close to 1066 speed (444 x 2.4 = 1065.6 leaving me at 5:6) as I can, but I just don't get it. My mobo allows only preset numbers for the multiplier, like, 2.0, 2.4, 3.0, 3.2...all the way up to 4.0~ (with symbols signifying what strapping I'm in). What can I do to get a 1:1?

Edit: I also just got new ram since I was having trouble with my XP2's...I got the SLI/NVIDIA OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500's. Cpuz says I'm running it at 333 thought? Makes no sense.
Edited by au kEl ster - 7/9/08 at 8:40pm
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To get a 1:1 FSB:RAM Ratio, your memory should be rated the same speed as your Bus speed.
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have my ram multiplier (also don't exactly know what that is) set to 2.4 to achieve as close to 1066 speed
In that case your ram is running at 533MHz DDR (1066MHz efective), to take full advantage of your RAM and 1:1 ratio, you need to set your bus speed to 533MHz. But if you want to keep that CPU speed, you'll want to lower its multiplier. Or on the other hand, lower your RAMs speed to match the BUS speed.


Edited by Dragoon - 7/10/08 at 1:17am
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Oh! Ok that makes great sense! Thank you! Hope I can figure it out now.
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