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FSB 800 vs 1066

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Dave Sepp, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Dave Sepp New Member

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    Hi

    As I'm not very strong on PC stuff, please explain me one thing. For example if I would buy an Intel DDR2 supported motherboard, the maximum FSB there is only 800. Well, Q6600 runs @ 1066, DDR2 can run @ 1066 and if the motherboard can only run @ 800 mhz that means the whole systems runs slower than it possibly could? I've understand that it's better when everything is running at the same speed (here 1066). Or have I misunderstood something? If FSB is 800 and other parts 1066 doesn't this mean the motherboard is bottlenecking the performance?

    Thanks.
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    I doubt the board would even support the CPU if it's limited to 800MHz. However if it does it'll run at 80% of the speed.
  3. Dave Sepp New Member

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    Thanks for your replies.

    At first I wanted an Intel board, but the all DDR2 run @ 800. They do support quad core however.
    Now I'm between Asus P5E or P5K motherboard.

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