there compatible, your just running them at a 2:3 ratio... its perfectly fine, most people like running them at 1:1 as myself, lowering the speed of your ram from 800 to 667, but tightening timings... people get different results with this kinda stuff
Hi, I just wanted to follow up on this question with my own.
I was planning on getting 8GB of 1066mhz DDR2 RAM to go with a Intel Q9550 on a P35 motherboard. The system is primarily for virtualization and I don't plan on overclocking.
Given no overclocking, does the FSB/RAM ratio even matter?
The other issue I have a question about is most P35 mobos only seem to support 800mhz DDR2, although the ASUS P5K SE (and maybe some others?) say they support 1066mhz DDR2. Do they really? Or just I just stick to 800mhz RAM (or 667 for 1:1 FSB ratio)?
I really appreciate any and all responses. This is the first system I'm building myself and the first time I've had to "choose" a motherboard. Thank for the help!