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RAM speed vs FSB speed


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I have an Athlon XP 3000+ that runs at a FSB speed of 333 MHZ. I have 1 GB of PC-3200 DDR RAM that is rated at 400 MHZ. Should I set my RAM speed to 333 MHZ to coincide with my processor FSB or keep it at 400 MHZ for optimal efficiency? Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi gman, welcome to Geeks to Go! <_<

If you increase the FSB to 400mhz you'll be substantially overclocking your processor. I doubt a 3000+ has the headroom to allow this type of overclock.
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Thank you for the welcome. I think you accidentally misunderstood my question. I can change my RAM speed via BIOS and I'm trying to find out if I should set the speed of my RAM to 333 MHZ, which is the same as my processor FSB. The RAM is capable of 400 MHZ so I want to know which speed is the most optimal, 333 or 400 MHZ for my RAM. Once again, any help is greatly appreciated.
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If you have the option to adjust you RAM speed independently of your FSB, defiantly do it. <_< It'll increase your memory bandwidth. Increased memory bandwidth will provide increased performance mostly for gaming, but also video/audio encoding, and other intensive tasks. :D
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