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Old 02-26-07, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default Running memory out of sync with CPU...

I'm trying to squeeze a little more performance out of my aging system. Unfortunately, I have generic RAM, and it's an odd number of sticks (3), so it doesn't overclock very well (after a 10Mhz increase in FSB they crap out). My CPU has far more headroom than my memory allows, so I've been running with the memory and CPU out of sync. I know this is a no-no with nForce 2 chipsets because they don't like it when the mem and CPU are out of sync, but I do notice a performance difference.

My question is, how much of a performance impact does running out of sync really have on nForce 2 chipsets? Would it be worth it to risk having my memory explode on me by trying to push it higher?
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