|The 1:1 ratio between the fsb:ram speed that is. |
I'll start with the specs:
CPU: E6850 3.6GHZ, MOBO: gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R rev 1.0, RAM: 1066MHZ DDR2.
Recently up until my PC2-6400 ram died I've been running a stable overclock of 3.6ghz on my E6850. FSB and ram both at 400 (1:1 ratio). The overclock was stable and all was well.
My ram just died however and I'm thinking of upgrading to 1066 DDR2 (I've found some good 5-5-5-15 stuff for cheap). What I'm wondering is - is this a good idea? I plan on running the ram at 1066 and not underclocking it - I'll be keeping the cpu at 3.6. I've heard time and again to keep the fsb/ram at 1:1 or it's possible to run into stability issues.
I'm wondering how much of a chance there is this will affect my overclock? Do you think I should just stick with the 800mhz ram? If it's at all possible that it'll mess up my overclock I'm not sure I'd want to upgrade. Basically, I'm just being very indecisive and I'm looking for some thoughts.
Any input is appreciated. Thanks.