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hi guys im really confused about ram now after reading different things on the net. and to be fair i dont really understand it as i see it wot is the point of ppl making ram with speeds on them if it is set by the cpu fsb? so could some 1 please explane this to me?

if i have a q6600 set at a stock 1066fsb and install some ddr2 800mhz ram and leave it all stock wot will the ram be running stock? im so confused as i have now got a 1333fsb now that its been overclocked and so i have to wonder wot my ram is actually running at ahhhhhhhhhhhhh this is the 1 thing thats bugging me in my overclocking noobness to glory

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hi guys im really confused about ram now after reading different things on the net. and to be fair i dont really understand it as i see it wot is the point of ppl making ram with speeds on them if it is set by the cpu fsb? so could some 1 please explane this to me?

if i have a q6600 set at a stock 1066fsb and install some ddr2 800mhz ram and leave it all stock wot will the ram be running stock? im so confused as i have now got a 1333fsb now that its been overclocked and so i have to wonder wot my ram is actually running at ahhhhhhhhhhhhh this is the 1 thing thats bugging me in my overclocking noobness to glory

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You can either link Ram speed to FSB directly (linked), or run it as a proportional ratio 2:3, 5:4 (unlinked). If you run it unlinked, you choose and input a manual speed for the Ram to run at, in the bios.

If you leave it on auto, it will run at the max speed shown in the Ram chip itself (read by the PC during POST)
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in my bios theres a section which u can change the dram speed from like 226/800 to 333/800 ad so on but i cant inpurt a speed of somesort?
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some motherboards dont allow you to run unlinked. like on my board i have to use a multi and a strap by the fsb
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some motherboards dont allow you to run unlinked. like on my board i have to use a multi and a strap by the fsb
Same here (Gigabyte)
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