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Is it really faster with down clocked memory?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Rob Zero, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Rob Zero New Member

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    I just took my E6550 2.33 up to 2.8 by raising fsb from 1333 to 1600 and Lowered my memory from 800mhz to 667mhz as I read this is stable. It appears to be slightly slower on the start up(not sure) The linked converter in my bios wanted to put the memory speed at 960mhz, would that fry my memory because it is 800mhz? I have 8Gb of corsair ddr2 xms2 DHX dual-path heat xchange. My motherboard is an asus p5n-e with a antec 1000(see my specs for more details) Can I run my memory at 960 rather then 667?
    Also, what is a good program to find my cpu temp while it is running? Before the overclock my bios told me it was 34 degress and 31 Degress, after the o.c. running on 2.8 it went up to 42* and 33*. Do you think I can go higher with these numbers? Do my fsb numbers have to be in any certain integers? ie. a round 1600 is what I went with, can I go with a 1650?
     
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    You won't fry RAM at those clocks, but i doubt it'll even boot. But when you downclock the RAM to meet 1:1 ratio or any other, you may also want to decrease timings to compensate the loss of speed in frequency.
     
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    you could easily run ram at those settings... just might have to loosen the timings a bit .

    Generally ram usually does the best at a 1:1 with the FSB (ram speed at 1/2 of FSB speed) - so 1600Mhz FSB and 800mhz ram or 1700 FSB and 850Mhz ram. Try 1700 FSB and 850mhz ram - also try to keep it at 4 timings.
     
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