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hiyo,

I got my corsair 3200XLPT running at 464mhz, but according to sandra my mobo only supports a max mem speed of 400mhz.

Is there actually any real performance gain from overclocking past the 400mhz mark?

(running sandra mem test did reveal a gain in 200MB/s tho)
 

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hiyo,

I got my corsair 3200XLPT running at 464mhz, but according to sandra my mobo only supports a max mem speed of 400mhz.

Is there actually any real performance gain from overclocking past the 400mhz mark?

(running sandra mem test did reveal a gain in 200MB/s tho)

Yes, there is definately a performance gain. Intel cpu's really like high memory bandwidth. By increasing the fsb and memory speed, you are increasing the bandwidth as well. This really helps in gaming. It says it supports a max speed of 400mhz because that is what Intel processors are rated at. Intel does not condone overclocking, so the motherboard manufacturers list 400 as the max to appease Intel.
 
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