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September 13, 2006 9:00:55 PM

I have a E6600, ASUS P5B Deluxe and Kingston Valueram. The meory is DDR2 533. My question is, will this memory cause the other components to not run at their optimum speed?

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September 13, 2006 10:08:25 PM

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I have a E6600, ASUS P5B Deluxe and Kingston Valueram. The meory is DDR2 533. My question is, will this memory cause the other components to not run at their optimum speed?


What other components?

DDR2 533 is the minimum speed I would use for a C2D system. I am going to use DDR2 667 mostly, since I already have 2GBs. My HTPC will use only 1GB of DDR2 533, in it.

As for other components, I am not sure what other components would use your memory, unless the mobo is sharing with IGP or onboard sound.
September 13, 2006 10:44:33 PM

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I have a E6600, ASUS P5B Deluxe and Kingston Valueram. The meory is DDR2 533. My question is, will this memory cause the other components to not run at their optimum speed?


What other components?

DDR2 533 is the minimum speed I would use for a C2D system. I am going to use DDR2 667 mostly, since I already have 2GBs. My HTPC will use only 1GB of DDR2 533, in it.

As for other components, I am not sure what other components would use your memory, unless the mobo is sharing with IGP or onboard sound.My components are in my sig. :p 
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September 13, 2006 11:15:59 PM

Core 2 Duo is designed to work with DDR2 533 RAM. It will not slow down your system. On the other hand if you want to overclock, then you may run into issues where you cannot increase the frequecy past a certain point.
September 13, 2006 11:33:06 PM

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I have a E6600, ASUS P5B Deluxe and Kingston Valueram. The meory is DDR2 533. My question is, will this memory cause the other components to not run at their optimum speed?


What other components?

DDR2 533 is the minimum speed I would use for a C2D system. I am going to use DDR2 667 mostly, since I already have 2GBs. My HTPC will use only 1GB of DDR2 533, in it.

As for other components, I am not sure what other components would use your memory, unless the mobo is sharing with IGP or onboard sound.My components are in my sig. :p 

The memory you have listed is DDR2 667, not 533.

Either way, I don't think it will affect anything you have.
September 14, 2006 12:31:44 AM

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I have a E6600, ASUS P5B Deluxe and Kingston Valueram. The meory is DDR2 533. My question is, will this memory cause the other components to not run at their optimum speed?


What other components?

DDR2 533 is the minimum speed I would use for a C2D system. I am going to use DDR2 667 mostly, since I already have 2GBs. My HTPC will use only 1GB of DDR2 533, in it.

As for other components, I am not sure what other components would use your memory, unless the mobo is sharing with IGP or onboard sound.My components are in my sig. :p 

The memory you have listed is DDR2 667, not 533.

Either way, I don't think it will affect anything you have.

Yes, but I returned that. Then whats the point of buying DDR2 800?
September 14, 2006 12:53:51 AM

DDR2 800 is used mostly for those who are planning on overclocking. You can OC with 667, but not as aggressively as DRR2 800.
September 14, 2006 12:55:23 AM

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I have a E6600, ASUS P5B Deluxe and Kingston Valueram. The meory is DDR2 533. My question is, will this memory cause the other components to not run at their optimum speed?


Having faster RAM can still yield higher speeds, but with a Conroe system the benefits may not be worth the cost unless you plan to overclock. I know for sure that RAM with lower latency offers little gains with Conroe. I believe there are larger gains with RAM that runs at higher clock speeds, so DDR2 667 or 800 with Cas latency 4 or 5 may be a better choice if your looking to upgrade.