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Old 02-10-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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All of the deals that are emailed to me from newegg, always have RAM deals. I notice that it says something like ddr2 800. What exactly does this mean and is a big step up from 667?
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:08 PM   #2
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It won't be a big step up from 667MHz. You have to be using max performance quite a bit in order to notice a change.
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like what? What happens if i were to overclock it to like 1066? will that be a BIG performance boost?
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You can't always overclock RAM that high. IF you're overclocking, you will see a noticeable difference in the highest clock you can achieve. For everyday use, you will see little to no performance increases. 1066 helps if you're trying to run a 1:1 ration on an overclock, which many people like to from what I hear.
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Before you even try to get an OC to 1066 you have to run your FSB at 533Mhz (to keep 1:1).
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Before you even try to get an OC to 1066 you have to run your FSB at 266Mhz.
That's because it's quad pumped, right? Sorry for the stupid questions, I'm trying to learn about overclocking.
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I meant to type 533Mhz. If you run 266Mhz you'll be running 1:2.
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I meant to type 533Mhz. If you run 266Mhz you'll be running 1:2.
Okay, dual channel memory. Gotcha. That makes sense.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:20 PM   #9
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It's not because it's running dual channel, it's because is DDR.

Here you go: http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=77740
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