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Building A Computer. Experts Help Please.

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He has the wrong memory doesnt he? 4200? The 6600 cpu is 800mhz fsb. 800mhz memory is pc6400. Choosing the gigabyte board he can o/c that 6600 to the moon and strap 1:1 with better then 6400 memory right? Or did I miss something here? I'm sort of in the same endeavor. Slap me if my facts arnt straight. :slap:
 
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It's a 1066 cpu so 533 memory (pc4200) would work just 2:1. "My bad" (god I hate that term)
 
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It's a 1066 cpu so 533 memory (pc4200) would work just 2:1. "My bad" (god I hate that term)
One slap.

He has the wrong memory doesnt he? 4200? The 6600 cpu is 800mhz fsb. 800mhz memory is pc6400. Choosing the gigabyte board he can o/c that 6600 to the moon and strap 1:1 with better then 6400 memory right? Or did I miss something here? I'm sort of in the same endeavor. Slap me if my facts arnt straight. :slap:
Two slap.

Core 2 Duo has the most ridiculous ratios that its almost something to literally ROFL at.
 

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Thanks for your suggestions. XVI, I will look to find some dual channel memory. KTR, thanks for the board suggestion. I am going to purchase this one over the EPS board. In my current machine, I have a gig of mem and it is compatable with the board you suggested, so I would only need to buy one more gig of mem. Thanks again for all of your suggestions!
 

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should have got the GA-965P-DS4 instead of the DS3
 

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personally i wud go with an asus mobo and maybe a diff case. i have the kandalf ma self and its one hell of a case, jus depends what ur budget is i supose
 
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It's a 1066 cpu so 533 memory (pc4200) would work just 2:1.
I could be wrong (Afterall, I'm an AMD fanboy), but from what I heard..
It's not a 1066FSB CPU. It's a Quad Pumped 266FSB CPU.

Quad Pumped at 1066FSB = Real 266FSB = 266MHz FSB Memory = DDR2-533 = PC4200
1066FSB divided by 4 = 266FSB. 266FSB at 1:1 = 266MHz memory. 266MHz memory times 2 (Double Data Rate) = DDR2-533. DDR2-533 times 8 bits = PC4264 (Aka: PC4200)

Again, I could be wrong, but that would explain why DDR533 is so popular (compared to higher speed memory)...
 

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You can do it but you're going to decrease your oc potential.
 
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