I understand that one can reduce memory frequency and timings equally and the RAM should still run fine. However, whilst latency is the same, throughput will be reduced.
I also understand that increasing the frequency but not reducing the timing could result in crashes, I'm assuming because the CPU is reading data before it's there and as a result reading rubbish.
I was wondering if one could go the other way, i.e. increase frequency and increase timings at the same rate. This would increase throughput while holding latency at the same level. My question is whether this is commonly doable, or whether it's likely to not work? If it's not going to work, if you could explain in rough terms what happens that causes it not to work that would be good.
I've got DDR2-800 RAM if that's important.