Fsb & Ram Sync?????

By h_pavon
Nov 21, 2003
  1. OK Fellows, I understand this would be a newbie question..... but just want to make sure I'm getting the best performance possible.

    I have an MSI KT3 Ultra 2 mobo, Athlon 2200XP CPU and Kingston 512mb 333DDR memory........ I've read in many reviews that the FSB and ram should be SYNC in order to get best performance of both...... How do I do this?, I'm running at standard bios settings!!!...... and don't know if I should clock down the memory?

    If the memory is clocked down to run sync with the cpu, will this lower the system gaming performance????

    Thanx in advance!!!!
  2. NoisySilence

    NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 98

    If you run the memory at 166, it's faster then the FSB which is at 133. So it won't result in any performance gains, but it won't result in a performance loss either ( contrary to the Nforce 1/2 which performs best when the Ram is in sync with the FSB ).

    In other words, it's not a problem, & the extra bandwidth can even be used by other devices that happen to run in DMA mode without bothering the CPU.:)
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