1066 or 1200Mhz memory?

Nerogk

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I'm going to get an e8400 and am hoping to overclock to 4.0+. With it, I am getting this motherboard:

Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R Socket 775 Intel P35 + ICH9R Dual-Channel DDR2 1200(oc)/1066/800/667Mhz GigaLAN 7.1-Channel Audio Support 1600Mhz FSB (oc)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=017990&cid=MB.157

It says that it supports 1200Mhz ram (oc). does that mean I need to buy 1066Mhz ram and oc my proccessor which will in turn raise that 1066Mhz? Or can I buy 1200Mhz ram and still overclock (with imrpoved performance)?
 

Nerogk

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If I bought 1200mhz, would I be able to safely overclock that with the CPU (thereby overclocking the ram) without extra ram cooling (but with a vertical zalman 9700 CPU fan nearby)
 

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yea,you could overclock the ram, that is if you can raise your fsb to 600 (for 1:1 ratio) :kaola:
 

Nerogk

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is that safe?
e8400 + gigabyte mobo + zalman 9700
if i overclock cpu to 4.0+, will that ram be safe? (at 1:1...though i tend to try and max cpu then max ram rather than go 1:1)
 

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ok, unless I'm seriously mistaken your ram will be fine since you cannot run the fsb at 600 (unless maybe you change the multiplier around but that would pretty much be pointless) your memory will ajust to the right speed ==> 400 fsb = 800 speed ==> 533 fsb = 1066 speed ==> 600 fsb = 1200 speed


now the multiplier for the 8400 is 9 so you'll run at 445 fsb to get 4Ghz wich would be ram speed of 890, your 1200 will go down to that speed to match it. I'd actually suggest going 1066 (which is OC 800) or go 800 and OC yourself, there's little point in the 1200 in my opinion

though try and find an expert/guide for ram clocking where the ram goes faster then the cpu
 

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Bump for 1066 and it will underclock itself to run 1:1. It will run full speed at a different ratio like 2:3, 4:5 something like that.

Personally if your cpu is running 445 as mentioned above ram running over 890 is wasted space. If your travelling 44.5 mph down a highway rated at 106.6 mph your not going to get there any faster unless you give it more gas. You would be just as good off as running on a 45.5mph highway.

Bottom line your ram can only run as much data as your cpu gives it.
 

Dunkel

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My cheap Kingston DDR2-800 RAM will run at 890. Hell, it'll run at 960.

Bump for good 800. 1066 would be a waste unless you get it cheap.
 

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