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ddr 667 or 800 with a q6600?

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October 10, 2007 11:47:33 AM

hi, i want to get the new shuttle sp35p2 pro. i will have everything installed at the factory, i am happy with everything except the ram, the specs are as follows:

# Chassis
P2-type aluminum chassis, color: black
storage bays: 1 x 5.25", 3 x 3.5" (2 internal)
stealthed drive doors
dimensions: 32.5 x 22 x 21 cm (LWH)
weight: 4.2 kg net / 6.0 kg gross
# Mainboard
Shuttle FP35, Shuttle form factor, proprietary design for XPC SP35P2 Pro
Chipset: Intel P35 Express (MCH, codename: Bearlake-X) + ICH9R (I/O Conroller Hub)
Solid Capacitors for excellent heat resistance for enhanced system durability
Color slots/connectors design (Power switch, USB, PCIe, PCI)
Dimensions: 20.5 x 28 cm
# Power supply
400 Watt ATX mini PSU, AC input voltage: 100~240V
80 PLUSĀ® certified (80% or greater energy-efficient)
Dimensions: 85(W) x 83(H) x150(D) mm
Connectors: 2x3 pin (CPU power), 2x4 pin (mainboard power)
Active PFC circuit (Power Factor Correction)
# Processor support
Socket 775 supports Single, Dual and Quad Core processors from Intel
with Core technology and 800, 1066 or 1333MHz front side bus:
Supports Core 2 Quad QX6xxx, Core 2 Duo 6xxx/4xxx,
Pentium Dual-Core E2xxx, Celeron 4xx
Designed for the upcoming Intel 45nm Core 2 multi-core processors
Supports Pentium 4/D processors at 800MHz FSB.
Processors with 533MHz FSB are not supported.
Please refer the support list for detailed processor support information.
# Overclocking*)
CPU frequency, CPU voltage, RAM frequency, RAM voltage
Dynamic Overclock feature:
Easily overclock from 3/5/7/10/15/20% through the BIOS.
# Processor cooling
New Shuttle I.C.E. heat-pipe module (Integrated Cooling Engine)
SilentX Cooling and Noise Reduction Technology
advanced Heatpipe technology, linear fan control.
3 independent cooling areas.
OASIS Cooling Technology: additional fanless heat-pipe design
covering the MOSFET modules (VRM), north- and southbridge
# Memory support
4 x 240 pin slots, supports Dual Channel
supports DDR2-667/800 SDRAM memory
(DDR2-1066 in overclocking mode*)
max. 2 GB per DIMM, up to a total size of 8 GB
# Slots
1x PCI-Express x16 Steckplatz
Supports Dual-slot (double-width) graphics cards
1x PCI 32 bit slot
# 8-channel audio
7.1 channel High Definition Audio with Realtek ALC888 codec
analog: line-out (8-ch), line-in, microphone, CD-in, AUX
digital: optical S/PDIF-in, optical and coaxial S/PDIF-out
# LAN Controller
Marvell 88E8056 Ethernet network controller
With PCI Express interface
IEEE 802.3u 1000Base-T compliant
Supports 10 / 100 / 1.000 MBit/s opteration
Supports Wake-on-LAN
# Firewire Controller
IEEE1394 Firewire controller TI TSB43AB22A
Complies with 1394 OHCI specification revision 1.0
2 Firewire connectors (front and rear)
Supports 400Mb/s, 200Mb/s, 100Mb/s data transfer rate
# Drive connectors
Serial-ATA II, 3 Gb/s (300 MB/s) bandwidth
4x internal (SATA) plus 2x external (eSATA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology enabled striping and mirroring
Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD on just two or three hard disk drives
Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
1x IDE ATA 100 drives (JMicron JMB368 Controller)
1x floppy disk drive
# Front Panel connectors
Microphone
Headphone (Line-out)
2x USB 2.0
Firewire (Mini 4 pin connector)
Speed-Link button
Fingerprint recognition
Power button
Reset button
Power indicator (blue LED)
HDD indicator (orange LED)
# Back Panel connectors
6x USB 2.0
Firewire (6 pin)
GigaBit LAN (RJ45)
2x External Serial ATA Hotplug (eSATA)
8-ch Audio line-out (2x rear/front, bass/center, surround/back)
Digital Audio S/PDIF: optical in/out, coaxial out
Audio Line-in
Clear CMOS button
Perforation for optional Wireless LAN Antenna
# Other connectors
4x USB 2.0 (two sets with 2x5 pins)
4x fan connectors (3x 4 pins, 1x 3 pins)
Headers for PS/2 mouse and PS/2 keyboard



i have a few choices for ram, but not many, and they suck a bit. i want xp pro 32 bit untill vista has good service pack out.

so my limited choices on factory ram that they can install there are:

2x1gig ddr2 800 (x2)
2gig ddr2 667 (x2)
2x2gig ddr2 667 (x1)


will 667 hurt my overall performance? it sucks that they only provide useless memory there...all i want to know is which one will work best with the q6600.... i dont want to spend a lot on the system and slow it all down with the wrong ram

thanks for any advise

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a b } Memory
October 10, 2007 11:57:27 AM

well i recommend DDR2 800 over 667 if u want to OC , but 2x2gb DDR2 667 is better than 2x1GB DDR2 800
October 10, 2007 3:42:08 PM

i would be getting 4 gig either way....

so you still say 2x2 667 is better than 2x1 800 (x2)??

i dont really need or want to overclock, i just want to get the right speed of ram, and i have been checking the forums but the answers are mind boggling for me

i dont understand the fsb equation....
i'll prob get the 2x2 667, but really dont want to find out down the road that i got completely the wrong type for my gpu or mb.
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October 10, 2007 11:34:44 PM

How about 2 X 2 GB of DDR2-800 ?
a b } Memory
October 11, 2007 7:30:30 AM

ferdia6 said:
i would be getting 4 gig either way....

so you still say 2x2 667 is better than 2x1 800 (x2)??

i dont really need or want to overclock, i just want to get the right speed of ram, and i have been checking the forums but the answers are mind boggling for me

i dont understand the fsb equation....
i'll prob get the 2x2 667, but really dont want to find out down the road that i got completely the wrong type for my gpu or mb.


2x2gb DDR2 667 > 2x1GB DDR2 800 > 2x1GB DDR2 667 ,if u dont want to OC , go for 2x2GB DDR2 667
October 11, 2007 3:02:43 PM

also, is it better to split the 4 gig into 2 on 2 modules, or 4gig (2x2) split between the two modules? does that make sense? i think they call them 'memory cards' on the website

667
a b } Memory
October 11, 2007 3:24:38 PM

i think u mean , 4x1GB vs 2x2GB , right ?
October 12, 2007 11:09:40 AM

i found some 2x2 ddr2 800 that i can use

should i use this with xp 32 bit, or should i just stick in 2gig 800 (2x1)?
October 12, 2007 11:41:05 AM

You can use 4 GB of memory with XP 32-bit, but it will not recognize more than 3.5 GB (?).
October 12, 2007 11:48:39 AM

All you really need right now is 2G of ram, unless you are going to be using this machine for video editing. Not video playing but video editing. 667 will do you if you are not going to OC beyond 3G/1333. Get 2 one gig sticks and run them in dual channel. XP32 can only make use of a around 3.25G, give or take. Add additional ram if you ever go to Vista 64.
a b } Memory
October 12, 2007 4:41:02 PM

XP/VISTA 64 = Fully recognizes 4GB RAM
XP/VISTA 32= Recognizes 3.2/3.5
October 12, 2007 5:40:36 PM

I use 4 gig of ram but I have been useing 64bit OS for about 2 year's now first XP pro64bit and then just lately Vista 64bit Ultra. So 4 gig of memory is grate. Forget about the Shuttle MB unless it' in a special app like a little box and you need a much beter psu for that quad. BA
October 15, 2007 11:38:21 PM

"""Forget about the Shuttle MB unless it' in a special app like a little box and you need a much beter psu for that quad. BA"""



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