Originally Posted by jouno53
Faster ram helps with overclocking your CPU as it's ideal to run the CPU FSB in a 1:1 ratio with the memory.
For instance, my CPU overclocked right now is running at a 400mhz bus, as well as the memory (DDR2 800 = 400mhz x 2) If I had memory that ran at 1066mhz stock, I could easily run my CPU at 533FSB (if possible with my CPU) as well as my memory. Make sense?
Except you are mistaken & not getting the point at all.
1:1 is the slowest ratio you can run for Intel chipsets.
I've said it again & again & again & again...people just don't learn.
You can easily prove this for yourself by running Everest or SuperPi or whatever other benchmark you can think of.
The OP has an E5200.
That's a CPU that CANNOT run high FSBs
easily generally due to how straps are implemented on motherboards.
In short, there is absolutely nothing holding back his overclock but his CPU.
His RAM can do DDR2-1000, WAY FASTER than he can ever dream to get his FSB to .
So other than for synthetic benchmarks, there is absolutely no point whatsoever for him to get high end RAM.
If he had an insanely high end system, why the hell not waste money on slightly better RAM.
But there are far better ways to spend money...
Sorry to sound exasperated, but when you understand how overclocking works, it gets tiring having to explain simple math...