and i noticed that they have a ddr2 1200 standard. im looking to get 4 gigs(2x2GBs) but the only ddr2 (2x2GBs)1200 that i can find is over $200. will ddr2 800 or 1066 work in either of these mobos?? and if so is 1066 that better than 800?? thanks everyone.
Your DDR2-800 is a good Buy. Not sure which proc you are looking at But,
With a Bus @ 333 the 667 DDr2 will work at a 1::1 ratio.
I like the 800 @ CAS 4:
If you decide to overclock (very easy on dual/Quad intel core), You can set the Bus to 400 and Have a Dram ratio of 1::1 (FSB = 1600) and with a Proc multiplier of 8 gets you a bump to 3.2 Gigs.
If you do not want to Overclock, You can still set the Bus to 400 and use a lower X (ie 6 x 400 = 2.4 Gigs, or 7 x 400 for 2.8 GHz)
I have the "OLD" gigabyte P964-DQ6 (My 1st OC) and I simply set the Bus to 400 and 8X and memory to 1::1. The only other thing was that I changed my DIMM voltage to 2.05 (Manf spec for Mushkins DDR2-800 CL4) Which I would have done even without overclocking.