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Wayniac

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My question is simple. I have 2 gig of DDR-SDRAM (2 x 1 gig sticks) and they are dual channel in a dual channel motherboard. My FSB is at 250 MHz and my RAM is set to about 209 MHz. Should I worry about bottlenecking, or should I pretty much be okay because it is dual channel?
 

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well then the CPU will have to wait for the ram so you'll probably get speeds of 209mhz for the CPU as well if you think about it
 

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You're OCed, so you would want a 1:1 ratio as nothign will have to wait for the other thing.
 

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Okay, so even though I have dual slots and dual channel RAM, you're all still recommending that I see how high I can get my RAM with a 1:1 ratio. I'll get on that as my next project after my video card project.
 

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Yes. You always want to strive for a 1:1 ratio, nothing else. Unless something else works better, sometimes 4:5 does but not usually. 1:1 is your best bet. Dual channel should have no effect on your performance, at least not in a bad way.
 
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