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    Re: Is corsair dominator worth?

    The reason I asked that is that I have read that sometimes one can achieve a better overclock by decreasing the CPU multiplier and pushing the FSB further to compensate for the lower multi. Hence, the FSB might be 500, but the CPU running at just 7x500 = 3.5GHz (this is just an example to illustrate the point). In that way if I cannot set the DRAM:FSB ratio to anything smaller than one, I would need RAM that can do 1000MHz. Or have I understood the thing with the higher FSB and the lower multi giving a better overclock wrongly?
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    Re: Is corsair dominator worth?

    You are understanding perfectly

    The problem comes in that quad core chips and high FSB do not really mix and you will not compensate a drop in multiplier to say 8 with additional FSB for example if you wanted to achieve 3.6Ghz that is either 400x9 or 450x8 while you may achieve 400x9 you are very unlikely to achieve 450 FSB with a Q6600.

    Now if you find that your chips maximum stable speed is 3.2GHz then you may want to see what the maximum FSB you can achieve is its only 356x9 or it would be 400x8. On the whole faster clock speed is always going to trump more FSB.

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    Re: Is corsair dominator worth?

    Ahaa, again Webby has shed more light on the problem I guess then the DDR2-6400 could be better for a start, especially having in mind that on scan's today only offer it is 36.41! Might just as well get 8GB straight away

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