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When overclocked to the following settings, results in 3DMark are close to the same:

FBS 210 RAM 400 2.5-3-2-6
FBS 240 RAM 266 2.0-2-2-5
no GPU overclock

Settings any higher cause no boot/unstable.

So question is, for gaming, is better to run the bus and ram in sync or crank up the processor and ram timings taking a hit in ram freq? Or should I go out and get some PC4000 since it seems like the ram is the weak link?
Any help would be appreciated
 

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defiantly rank up the CPU and RAM this will bring them to the same levels, you CPU and RAM should defiantly be higher than your GPU!! The saying goes no CPU no GPU, your CPU will be completely drained if you dont overclock that as well.

Defiantly overclock! And get more RAM more RAM less the GPU memory has to work = more performance!
 

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Originally Posted by mong33

When overclocked to the following settings, results in 3DMark are close to the same:

FBS 210 RAM 400 2.5-3-2-6
FBS 240 RAM 266 2.0-2-2-5
no GPU overclock

Settings any higher cause no boot/unstable.

So question is, for gaming, is better to run the bus and ram in sync or crank up the processor and ram timings taking a hit in ram freq? Or should I go out and get some PC4000 since it seems like the ram is the weak link?
Any help would be appreciated

your RAM is seriously bottlenecking you, get some more. As fast you can afford would be best. PC3200 would be acceptable but PC4000 would make for a good overclock providing nothing else bottlenecks you on the way.
 

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With serious power like that you need some serious cooling you should consider water cooling at only £100 is quite attractive now and you can "usally" double (2x) eveything after you have got water cooling, so you can have a serious rig!
 

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Originally Posted by mong33

Thanks for the help. New ram it is!

also get some RAM coolers from www.ebuyer.com there really cheap so $-£ conversion should be ok, about $15 for a simple RAM cooler with P+P.
 
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