Originally Posted by ned99
Hello everyone. I just OC'd my q9550 to 3.2 Ghz and I noticed that my RAM is now running at a frequency of 527.1 instead of 533 with a FSB/DRAM ratio of 5:7. My BIOS memory settings are at 1066 with 5-5-5-15 timings at 2.1v. I'm running my RAM unlinked from my FSB which is why I'm confused about the change. My FSB QDR is 1506 with an 8.5 multiplier.
Oh, that's because Unlinked actually unlocks a very large amount of dividers. So, it's technically not truly unlinked; there are just a ton of hidden dividers which make it behave very closely to what it would be like if it were technically possible to truly unlink the memory from the FSB.
So, if you want to get it as close to 1066 as possible, then try increasing the memory clock a little bit until it changes.
Oh, and for the future: if you want to notice/feel/see a boost in performance, then change the Command Rate of 2T down to 1T. Be aware that this should require a memory voltage increase as well as a CAS# Latency of 6 instead of 5, but if your configuration tolerates 1T, then it's more than worth it. I mean, I can overclock my memory and even shoot for a 1:1 ratio. But nothing gives me the boost in the way the performance feels like going from 2T down to 1T. Or, should I say up
Actually, the reason why I bought the memory that I have is because almost all the reviews were raving about how it was so easy to get it to do 1T.