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I have a pair of CMX512-3200XLPRO (200MHz) in my computer, currently running at 2-2-2-5-1T at 2.8V, a tip from RAM GUY since earlier on. Does not fail one pass in MEMTEST.

However, I read this review of a PC4800 DDR600 (2x512mb) module from OCZ, in comparison to my memories at different timings, however, those memories are not important, what came to my mind was:


Why does my memories get the same performance at 300MHz 2-2-2-5 in games, and even better performance in applications, compared to what I get with 200MHz now? I thought that my usage of 1:1 was good, but according to that review, there would be no loss whatsoever to change it to 2:3... Wouldn't this mean overclocking room for my CPU, too? (increase of FSB?) I guess increasing FSB to 300 and divider to 2:3 would result in an even greater overclock than my current (1T 2.8V isn't supported orginally, right?) so I thought I'd ask here for your recommends.... please give me some answers, what settings should I use etc..


my other hardware is:

ASUS A8V Deluxe

AMD64 NewCastle 3500+

2x CMX512-3200XLPRO (Currently at: 2-2-2-5-1T 2.8V 1:1)

Leadtek 6800GT

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I would need to see the review to comment. However, I would suggest running the memory 1-1 or in sync with your CPU and just over clocking the CPU to get more performance. But you are welcome to try anything you like.

And the answer is because by running the memory like they have increased the Memory Band Width, and if an application is memory intensive it may take advantage of that. But in most cases better over performance would be with the memory at 1-1.

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