DDR2 667 vs. DDR2 1066

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DDR2 667 vs. DDR2 1066

Post by JoBildo » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:38 am

Hi guys,

New to the forum, so bear with me.

I'm building my first PC and was wondering if you lot could answer a question for me.

The FSB of my MoBo and Processor will be 1066, but the memory I'm looking at is 4GB of DDR2 667... would it make more sense to just pay a little more and get the 1066 sticks? I can find it for just a few bucks more on Newegg.

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Re: DDR2 667 vs. DDR2 1066

Post by geokilla » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:59 am

You can always get a DDR 800 stick and overclock that. I wouldn't go with DDR 667 since it might limit your overclock.

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Re: DDR2 667 vs. DDR2 1066

Post by JoBildo » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:01 am

Yeah actually.

I plan on getting the GeForce 9600GT for that very purpose. 800 you say? Hmm... that would actually save me a few bucks it looks like.

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Re: DDR2 667 vs. DDR2 1066

Post by DMB2000uk » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:43 am

Welcome to the forums, I also would recommend the 800Mhz sticks.

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Re: DDR2 667 vs. DDR2 1066

Post by ibleet » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:24 pm

DDR2-800 is the best bang for the buck atm and makes the most sense.

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Re: DDR2 667 vs. DDR2 1066

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:40 pm

DDR2 667 is going to hurt performance... go with at least 800MHz modules!

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Re: DDR2 667 vs. DDR2 1066

Post by kappage » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:32 am

Wouldnt it jsut change the FSB: Dram ratio?? i know when i was overclocking the Good ol' Pentium 4 thats what it did when the CPU was at 1000Mhz Fsb and the ram is rated for a max of 400Mhz
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Re: DDR2 667 vs. DDR2 1066

Post by tormentor » Sat May 10, 2008 12:37 pm

having a cpu with 1066 FSB doesnt mean the ram have to be at 1066, actually if u were going to set the FSB:DRam ratio to 1:1 then a 667 module wont make problems with ure overclock up to at least when u get its native speed 333mhz >> 1333 FSB, yet i recommend against buying anything else than 800 mhz, i believe the 1066 models are just a waste of money, and the 667 are just slow and may limit ure overclock if u were going agressive. moreover 800 modules arent much more expensive than 667, u wont need to add more than ~30$ for most brands

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