Originally Posted by Nasgul
Actually, you're at a 1:1 ratio.
With nForce 4 chipset, that's the way it's red by CPU-Z, thanks to hypertransport you'll never see the memory at its full (current) speed but always in half.
So, 126(x2=252)fsb which is equal to the fsb of your CPU of 253fsb. Anyhow, that's how nForce 4 read memory, but you're actually at a 1:1 ratio.
All nForce 4 motherboards are that way, by all I mean the IE. So, nothing to panic about it.
Thanks for the heads up Nasgul. I i tried keeping all clock speeds at 1:1 via calculations when I lowered or upped them but I kept getting 2:1. Looks like I have to live it it
. The more important question would be, how is my performance affected? Is my fsb really at 2:1 of the memory or is it performing like a 1:1 ? I'm happy with my speeds. And stability is not an issue, passed OCCT 30mins test and 8hrs with Prime95 on blend with no errors.
I'm experimented with both FSB and ram at 266 and the PC did boot up and I was running at 4.0. However, I couldn't boot Windows(stopped halfway while starting windows). I upped Vcore to 1.6 and Vdimm to 2.15. Suppose I move into better cooling, will I be able to bring those voltages even higher? P4 3.0 @ 4.0 doesn't sound like a bad idea IF its stable
P/S I noticed that Nforce chipsets run really hot, so does the southbridge as well. Idle at 43deg celcius and Max at 48deg celcius. I did a custom twin active cooling mod on northbridge but this was the best I could get. Are these values worrying?