giving up 1:1 ratio for DDR 3 ram?

hohyss

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Im pretty new to overclocking and it looks like achieving 1:1 fsb:ram ratio seems extremely hard for DDR3.

So just out of curiousity, how do these people with DDR3 ( such as DDR3 1800/2000 ) manage to obtain 1:1 ratio?

Do they just ignore 1:1 ratio and build the system despite the fact that ram and cpu bottleneck each other? ( correct me if im wrong )

high ram clock > 1:1 ratio?
 

Mondoman

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A higher RAM:CPU ratio doesn't really hurt anything, it just doesn't improve performance noticeably. There's no harm in it as long as you are not paying extra money for RAM to run at such a ratio.
 

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I was told that lower ratio comes with stability issue.

So lets say I have Q9550 at 333mh and im not going for 1:1 ratio

will it be more stable using ddr2 800 or ddr 2 1066
 

Mondoman

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I'm not sure what you mean by this.


Assuming you are talking about memory bus speed, not DIMM ratings, then DDR2-800 would be at least as stable as DDR2-1066. The stability of DDR2-1066 speed would depend on the quality of the RAM you are using.