|I was referring to the RAM, not the CPU. I haven't looked at your motherboard manual so I don't know what memory options you have. I was incorrect in what I told you about the RAM though, so let me try to explain. The 1st thing you need to understand is how to determine the ratio:|
- your CPU's default FSB speed is 800MHz (QDR), which is 200MHz frequency.
- your DDR2-800 RAM's default speed is 800MHz (DDR), which is 400MHz frequency.
- that means that the CPU:DRAM ratio (which is based on frequency) is 200MHz:400MHz, or 1:2.
A ratio of 1:2 is fine IF you can pull it off. But as you increase the CPU freq, the RAM freq will increase along with it. If you start with the RAM running at 400MHz freq & then begin increasing the CPU freq, it won't take long before the RAM maxes out & prevents any additional overclocking.
If you can start with 1:1 ratio (CPU at 200MHz, RAM at 200MHz), you'll have a ton of overclocking headroom because the RAM won't max out until 400MHz+.