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DDR-800 and Conroe not good match?

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September 17, 2006 10:29:33 PM

I've heard that the ddr-800 and c2d do not work cohesively. Any help appreciated.
September 17, 2006 10:52:16 PM

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I've heard that the ddr-800 and c2d do not work cohesively. Any help appreciated.

Whay you mean to say is that at DDR2-800 speeds, the bus/memory ratio is not 1:1, correct? It would only cause a minor drop in performance (I don't even know if the drop would be noticable). If you buy DDR2-800 memory anyway, you can just underclock it to DDR2-533 speeds to match the bus speed.

The DDR2-800 memory is a requirement if you plan to do any serious overclocking with the Core 2 Duo.
September 17, 2006 11:30:54 PM

According to every review that I've seen, the extra bandwidth of the DDR2 800 outweighs the small penalty of not running a 1:1 ratio, not to mention the overclocking possibilities.
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September 18, 2006 12:17:09 AM

I've been running an E6600 for a month of so w/ DDR2-800 with no problems... I would not be too worried about the lack of 1:1.

ScarChunk is correct, the extra bandwidth easily outweights the 1:1 ratio of DDR2-533 ram.
September 18, 2006 4:56:51 AM

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According to every review that I've seen, the extra bandwidth of the DDR2 800 outweighs the small penalty of not running a 1:1 ratio, not to mention the overclocking possibilities.


Yeah, if you were using DDR2 667 and not running at 1:1, then you would see a small performance decrease. Therefore, DDR2 667 should only be used for overclocking.
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