|I've searched all over these forums and read that keeping your ram and FSB frequency on a 1:1 ratio is the best for performance. I understand this, but I don't understand however why, if keeping this on a 1:1 ratio is the best for performance, do motherboard makers keep producing boards that exceed this. |
For instance, I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R, E6850 333FSB, and PC2-6400@400MHZ. This automatically gives me a ratio of 5:6 FSB:DRAM, so I had to set the memory in the bios to 667 to get it at a 1:1 ratio, effectively underclocking my ram. The board supports DDR2 800, and DDR2 1066 only. So, why then would anyone even think about using DDR2 1066 if that basically ruins the 1:1 ratio (assuming you're using a 333FSB cpu)? Even using DDR2 800, with a 333FSB cpu, still makes the ratio 5:6. I don't understand that part of it.
I would like to know if what I said is correct, because to reach the 1:1 FSB:DRAM ratio I had to underclock my ram and I would like to know if it's worth it.