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Best Memory For GA 945P S3 and Intel C2 Duo E6400

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January 1, 2007 3:21:25 PM

I'm putting together a PC built around a Gigabyte GA 945P S3 motherboard and Intel's Core 2 Duo E6400 processor. I'm wondering what the best choice of RAM is - I want to get 2x 1GB DDR2 DIMMs. Choices are DDR2 533, 667 or 800? DDR 800 is rather pricey, which leaves 533 and 667. What's the best make/model for my proc/mobo combination?
January 1, 2007 6:59:20 PM

lol i do advise reading the manual as you will see in it that it does not support 800 lol.

But yes 5400 is good ram i presonally have same motherboard and cpu as you and i bought Corsair Xms2 5400 (675 mhz) which looks good.
January 1, 2007 8:35:09 PM

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lol i do advise reading the manual as you will see in it that it does not support 800 lol.


I did, and this is what it says:

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Memory 4 DDR II DIMM memory slots (supports up to 8GB memory)
Supports dual channel DDR II 800/667/533 unbuffered DIMMs(Note 1)
Supports 1.8V DDR II DIMMs


http://europe.giga-byte.com/FileList/Manual/motherboard_manual_ga-965p-s3_e.pdf

It's possible the mobo may have been updated to support DDR II 800 since you got yours. In any case 800 is a bit out of my price bracket.

Anyway, thanks for the replies folks.
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January 1, 2007 8:54:53 PM

wierd ;/ oh well, tbh just buy 667
January 1, 2007 8:56:10 PM

If you check out the E6400 overclocking article here on Tom's Hardware, they made it about half way (I think it was 2.6 or 2.7 Ghz?) through their overclocking before they surpassed the 667 Mhz DDR2 RAM.

You won't get as much out of your current CPU without the 800 Mhz RAM (you can get a pair 512 sticks for about $140 on NewEgg) but at the very least, the 667 Mhz DDR2 will give you some upgrade potential for a better CPU.
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