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Best e2180 OC combination?

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October 28, 2007 4:15:57 PM

I'm wondering what the best e2180 overclocking combination would be with the ram. I'm looking for a 3.2-3.4 Ghz overclock out of it. I'm getting ddr2-800 Crucial Ballistix 4-4-4-12 ram btw.

Would it work best to downclock the ram to 667, run a 1:1 ratio with the cpu, 333X10=3.33Ghz, and try to tighten the timings? Or to overclock the ram, and do a 3:2 ratio? Which would yield better performance?

Thanks in advance!

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October 28, 2007 4:22:24 PM

minimal difference between tighter timings and high freqency though i'm sure freqency is the slightly better one.
October 28, 2007 4:24:07 PM

Heard that core2duos don't really benefit from the high frequency as much as they do from tighter timings. I could be wrong but the difference between 667 and 800 ram is not noticeable in C2D systems. However, tighter timings would be really increase the performance.
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October 28, 2007 4:26:46 PM

Personally I'd say find a nice balance between timings and freqency trail and error until you find out
October 28, 2007 4:33:20 PM

My ram can overclock easily, that's not really the problem. What I'm trying to figure out is at which ratio it works best at.
October 28, 2007 5:45:58 PM

give it a shot, run some tests and tell us what you find out.

Not trying to be rude, but I think that is the best way to know for sure, since every system is different. :) 
November 15, 2007 11:19:41 AM

Did you ever get any results from this? I just ordered a 2180 and i also have the crucial ballistix.