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I'm running a A7V8X Deluxe and Barton 2500+. I have 1 G of OCZ PC3200 Dual Channel Ram running at 200 MHZ. Should I have the CPU frequency also set to 200 Mhz or leave it at 166 Mhz where it now is?
Tia for any info.

Gary
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>Should I have the CPU frequency also set to 200 Mhz or leave it at 166 Mhz where it now is?
This would be overclocking and I don't think that you could run the computer with the FSB at 200Mhz.  I would bet money that it would not boot at that speed.

I realize that you have 400Mhz memory.  However I think that you should set the memory speed to 166 = 333 Mhz.  You can then set the memory timings to a more agresive setting.  When you have your FSB = DDR  you will get better benchmarks.  1:1 ratios are the way to go when configuring your fsb and ram.

so what I am saying is leave your FSB at 166 Mhz, but lower your RAM to 166 Mhz.  You might think that this is crazy, but I bet there are many other people on here that know this works better too.  You can run memory bench marks if you want to test it out.
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Leave it 166.  The 2500+ does not support a speed of 200MHz.  On most nforce2 mobo's it will be faster to actually run your RAM at 166 (DDR333) as well, as its the same speed as the FSB.  There are some articles on www.tomshardware.com explaining this in more detail.
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thanks for the back up some people do not believe that it is better.  I run a kt400 chipset MB it will run faster with memory and FSB equal.
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You're welcome!

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