I posted this in the wrong section earlier. I meant to do it in the overclocking section. Just ignore the other one.
I'm trying my hand at overclocking and followed some instructions I got from a post on Toms Hardware. I'm kind of confused on the memory frequency though. I'm running twin sticks of Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800. According to the post, I should set the system memory multiplier to 2.00. If I do that, the frequency drops ridiculously low. If I leave it on Auto, it goes from 800 to 960 if I change the CPU Frequency from 200 to 240. Which is correct? Should I leave it on Auto? What's the highest the memory frequency should be allowed to go?
By the way I also dropped the timings back from 4-4-4-12 to 5-5-5-15. Is that a good idea, or should I stick with the lower latency? Voltage is at 2.20.
Keep the timings loose for the time being...once stable put it back to 4-4-4-12 if you can.
For the memory frequency it is based on your FSB frequency. At 200 with a 2.0 multiplier (all 2.0 means is 1:1, personally for the 800 FSB chips I dont use it) it would make the Ram 400 which is low. Auto will do 4 times so 200 x 4 = 800 and 240 x 4 = 960. For the time being do a multiplier that keeps the Ram at or below 800 and then once done with the CPU do Ram overclocking if you want
Okay, I don't get it. I just changed my CPU FSB to 240. I then took my Memory Frequency off of Auto and put it at 3.33. My BIOS said that made it's frequency 799. Which matches what Silverion77 says. 3.33 times 240 equals 799.2. I booted the computer and launched CPU-Z. It shows the CPU at 2640.0 MHz with a FSB of 960. I clicked the Memory tab and it shows my memory at 400 MHz and FSB RAM at 3:5. Shouldn't it be showing 799 MHz? I don't know what the FSB RAM is.