Memory Question

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  1. Saks

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    Im looking at a motherboards specs that im pretty sure of getting on Newegg... Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128345

    My question is Newegg says that the Memory Standard is DDR2 1200.

    Ive been reading the reviews and people say they are running DDR2 1066 on the board. Is that going to make a huge difference? for 2GB the 1066 is like 1/4 the price and its in stock.

    or am i better off just getting DDR2 1200 when it is in stock?
     
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    Just get the 1066. If the motherboard has an option to change the memory setting, chances are pretty good it will run stable at 1200 anyway.
     
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    that's a 1066FSB CPU with a 9.5 multiplier
    as i mentioned on that link above, Intel's FSB are quad pumped
    1066/4= 266
    266 * 9.5 (multiplier) = 2.527 (or 2.53GHZ, the advertised stock clock speed)

    so,... a DDR2-533 (w/ a 266MHz bus clock) is all you need.
    anything lower will be a bottleneck
    anything higher is just overhead and added cost

    my advice, get DDR2-800. price diff is not that big from DDR2-533
    if you factor in overclocking,...
    that CPU, at best, reaches 3.6GHz or so on air cooling
    that's 379 * 9.5; or 400 * 9;.... or whatever FSB * Multiplier config that will work for you (it varies)

    so DDR2-1066 or above is a waste of money, imo
     

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