Real-world improvements due to improved RAM timings are usually fairly marginal. You can see large improvements on artificial benchmarks, 1-3% improvements for certain applications and games, and 0.01% for everything else.
Just to translate some of that for those that are completely lost.FSB stands for Front Side Bus. It's connects everything. CPU, RAM, PCI/AGI slots, chipset.I use this example to dumb it down. Think of the FSB as a highway. It has a set speed limit. How fast everything can travel is dependant on how fast the speed limit of the FSB is.
' date='Jun 17 2006, 23:16' post='403970']My BIOS says my FSB is at 266 Mhz. Memtest says my RAM is single-channel, 266 Mhz.
The question is, far from sub-optimality, how much "better" can it get? Will I get 50% increased performance? Let's say I usually do photoshop work, what difference will it make?