Originally Posted by Teny
i was thinking of getting an aftermarket HSF and some AS5 to put on my CPU and OC it to higher, but i dont want my ram to like go at a high speed where i might get hot and make my computer go slow by a bit.
Hot RAM won't make your computer go slower....it will go faster
Anyhow if your RAM is running any faster than your FSB, you won't get any performance increase, as your FSB will bottleneck it. You always want a 1:1 ratio with your FSB. Remember, RAM does two clock cycles, so a 1:1 ratio would be say...your FSB running @ 333mhz, and your RAM at DDR2 666
You won't get your FSB past 450, and even if you do, 500 pretty much marks the limit. So the fastest that you could run your RAM in a 1:1 ratio would be about DDR2 1000, however, it will more likely be around DDR2 800-900, which your RAM should easily survive.