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IS running this divider gonna be a disadvanatge in any way? 200:188
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Would you computer be faster without a divider? Most likely. Are you benches going to be a little lower? Probably. Will you notice any differnence in real world applications? Probably not. Depending on your overclock you will most likely running your memory at well above the 200MHz stock setting.

For example in running benchmarks I found out that my memory works more effectively in the 230MHz to 240MHz range. I can hit as high as 255MHz with it, but anything much above 245MHz starts to have negative results. So my computer runs ideal with my processor around 2.85GHz and my memory around 240GHz. So whatever combination you have to run with your HTT, HT, Dividers, etc to get you to this sweet spot you do.

Sidenote: There are several SuperPi 32m top ten scores that were attained using a divider. If they update the list I will be on it, and mine was done with a divider.
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what other ratio can I set, so that the difference is so small?
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dividers are only a disadvantage if you end up running your RAM underclocked.

eg. at 300 x8.5 where I have a stable cpu config.....I was using some Geil RAM that wouldnt let me run with a 333MHz divider at that fsb and mult, so I was running at a 266 divider....my RAM ended up sitting at 196.2MHz (close to stock, but still under.)

I ended up swapping that RAM for some Legend Value RAM which then let me run at a 333MHz divider (232MHz).

my 1M Super pi score ended up being another 3 sec faster

now I have my cpu@292x9 my RAM runs at 238.9MHz

Incidently the Legend Value RAM was over $30 cheaper than the Geil
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this should let you know the outcome of certain dividers at set fsb speeds
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so basically, if my ram can do around 270-280mhz, but I wanted a 3ghz cpu (max 10x multi), I'd have to slap a 188 divider right.
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@300x10 RAM with a 2:1.88 divider will run at 272MHz

with a 2:1.66 divider - 250MHz

*put a low divider on.....say 166 or 133 and push your fsb until you know when your cpu craps out.......then punch that fsb speed into the table I linked to before and see what divider you'll need to run.
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