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Better to increase nb or adjust memory/multiplier seperately

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Which of these would give me better performance?

1. Increase NB and multiplier slightly leaving memory at stock timings and 800

2. Leave NB, increase multiplier to reach high oc on cpu, and adjust timings and dram on memory to reach 1066

My goal is to have the cpu at 4ghz or slightly below, but I want the best overall performance out of the whole rig.

Here are the components in question:
amd 970 be
4g OCZ Reaper 1066
mobo= asus m4n78 pro

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If you are a regular overclocker, always better to keep ram at stock settings or below stock settings.

It's hard to overlcock ram, so you better not mess with it.
Not just because it's hard, but because it's not only hard, but the results aren't as great as CPU overclocking

People that should overclock ram are benchmarkers, looking for that 0.05 secconds difference in superpi, for example

a 200mhz OC on ram might you.. well... 0.5 FPS in a few games...
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Leave the ram at 1066. Oc by the multiplier. A 970 BE can easily hit 4.0ghz with a good air cooler.
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Increasing the NB usually gives bigger results than memory speed. You could probably do both.

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If you are a regular overclocker, always better to keep ram at stock settings or below stock settings.
Below stock settings!? Then you're wasting good RAM

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It's hard to overlcock ram, so you better not mess with it.
Not just because it's hard, but because it's not only hard, but the results aren't as great as CPU overclocking
It's not hard to overclock RAM, you just need to know what IC's your memory has, what exact settings to change, how sensitive the IC's are to voltage and what tests to use to stability test memory (i.e. SuperPi 32M, IntelBurn High/Very High).

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a 200mhz OC on ram might you.. well... 0.5 FPS in a few games...
Most RAM increases are attributed to boot/load time, not FPS. Lowering timings for better latency is a good way to take full advantage of an SSD. Even without one, you may see faster boot times and application load times.
Edited by xd_1771 - 12/23/10 at 4:19pm
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Increasing the NB usually gives bigger results than memory speed. You could probably do both.
This. And you might also have better luck running a higher reference clock other than stock 200MHz.
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Well I tried it using just the multiplier. I set the fsb back to 200 and my memory back to how I had it (5-6-6-18 1066).

I got the multiplier up to 20x with 1.52v. It ran a bit to hot in prime for my liking (58C) so I backed it back to 19.5 1.50v. Prime is running atm (cpu has been at 53C for over an hour). Tomorrow morning, if all is well, I'll run some benchmarks.
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