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Old 02-28-2009, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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are they any advantages to running a 1:1 ram ratio?
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Well when FSB was around, it meant that the RAM worked at the same base frequency that the processor worked at. Which used to be very helpful, but now with HTT and so on, I am unsure if it helps at all anymore.
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Default Re: advantage of 1:1 ram ratio

it's weird how it works, but even with HTT there's still a FSB of sorts. It just isn't the FSB of old. You still have to set the 'FSB' clock to get the final clock speed. It just doesn't work how the old core 2 duo/p4 and prior architecture works where everything goes through the FSB. It's just the 'FSB' clock determines the final clock speed for the chip.

BUT! It still runs linked to the ram, so if you're running at like a 400 'FSB' clock and its 1:1 then you'll be at 400 mhz for the ram, for example. and for every +1mhz you give to the 'FSB' clock the ram speed increases a mhz.
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the only advantage with a modern system is that it makes the math easy.
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and eliminates the need for a calculator when you're overclocking..
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