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ok is it better to run 1:1 with highest stable overclock on ram and cpu or run max ht and use a divider? ex:

cpu 289x9=2601mhz
fsb htx3=867(1734mhz)
ddr 333mhz/5:4 =236.5(473mhz)

or
cpu 240x11=2640mhz
fsb htx4=960(1920mhz)
ddr 400mhz/1:1=240(480mhz)

ok both are stable however with this mobo cpu combo im limited to a max cpu overclock of 2650mhz and DDR max is 245mhz. so the question is there are many ways to get to the max but this is the only 1:1 ratio that i can come up with. So is it better to have the system running 1:1 or use a divider and go higher on the ht multi like option #1 289 is higher than or >240.
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post #2 of 7
1:1 ratio is the best way to go
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I'm going to have to disagree . I would use the divider, because you are keeping you memory in the same neighbourhood as with the 1:1, but you raise the FSB considerably. Although with the on-die memory controller the FSB isn't as important, it still helps the system more when it's faster.
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CPU speed is king, then the rest (not that they aren't important, but CPU speed should take precedence).
http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40178

Check my post at the end also
http://www.overclock.net/amd-memory/...es-vs-2-a.html
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i say 1:1 is best, unless it is a small divider and you just end up maxing your ram anyways but have higher clocks...

ie: if your ram maxes at 250fsb, but your cpu maxes at 300fsb, just run a divider so the ram runs 250fsb but the cpu is at 300fsb.... this would be a 6:5 devider <---- this is a very crude example but imsure you get the point!
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post #6 of 7
Generally I fall with the cpu speed is king crowd but with only a 40mhz difference I'd go 1:1.
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thanks all agreed.
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