Which is better?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by wingman411, May 29, 2007.

  1. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Lower the FSB and set the memory from 2.5 to 2 or raise the FSB and relax the memory timings.


    Higher FSB or tighter memory settings?

    I know, I need a serious upgrade in hardware, but I am waiting for DDR 3 and AMD quad core cpu's.
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Higher FSB is always better. I played with this a lot a few years back, during my overclocking phase.


    FSB directly affects all performance (memory, math, etc.), memory timing is only a small percentage improvement to read/write tasks.
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    It really depends on the board and the platform but FSB almost always wins.