800MHZ OR 1066MHZ Tags: Memory Overclocking Corsair Product Last response: July 7, 2009 5:21 PM in Memory Share nvidia3569 July 6, 2009 12:54:33 PM I have a evga 750i motherboard with a q6600 and corsair 800mhz ram.Im looking to overclock and mostly play games. Myquestion is will the 800mhz ram I have be o.k. for a 3.6ghz overclock or will 1066mhz be better.will one be faster than the other when playing games? & would a 7200rpm hdd affect the rams performance or game performance. I should also mention I have a corsair hx1000 psu with 2 gtx 285 gpu's with a 3.6 overclock 400mhzx9 with 4 sticks of 2gb a peice the ratio should be 1:1 with this affect anything? More about : 800mhz 1066mhz GhislainG a c 76 } Memory July 6, 2009 6:10:39 PM 800 MHz RAM is fine. Running 4 modules of 1066 MHz might be challenging. Quote:would a 7200rpm hdd affect the rams performance or game performance. It obviously won't affect the RAM performance, but games will load faster (assuming that you currently have a slower hard disk). Quote:I should also mention I have a corsair hx1000 psu with 2 gtx 285 gpu's You can check the PSU Finder: http://corsair.com/psufinder/default.aspx and you'll see that it matches the recommendation. nvidia3569 July 7, 2009 11:43:41 AM THANK YOU A I HAVE A 7200RPM HDD SO I WILL BE O.K. THANK YOU Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dantebertana July 7, 2009 5:21:39 PM A 7200RPM hard drive is MUCH, MUCH faster than a 5400RPM one. The difference is night and day! I would too recommend a 7200RPM drive, and now a days, they are about the same price as their 5400RPM counterparts. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum1066Mhz memory on 800MHz board? ForumDDR2 1066Mhz or 800Mhz ForumIs 2gb ddr2 running at 1066mhz in dual mode better than 3gb at 800mhz ForumPatriot Viper 1066mhz DDR2 @ 800mhz (X6 1100T) ForumDDR2 800Mhz vs. DDR2 1066Mhz Forum8gb 800mhz vs 4gb 1066mhz ForumDDR2 RAM: Better performance with 5GB @ 800MHz or 4GB @ 1066MHz ? ForumOverclocking DDR2 from 800Mhz to 1066Mhz , is it worth the risk? ForumPC2 - 8500 1066mhz being read as PC2 6400 800mhz ForumDDR2 PC2 8500 1066mhz read as PC2 6400 800mhz Forum8 GB of ram running at 800Mhz or 4GB at 1066Mhz ForumDell XPS 420 800MHz memory - worth upgrading to 1066MHz ? ForumDDR2 Ram 800Mhz and DDR2 1066Mhz in same Mobo...? ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumASUS P5Q Pro; Which is better 800MHz or 1066MHz Ram? Forum800Mhz paired with 1066mhz ram Forum1066mhz ram running at 800mhz? ForumDDR2 1066mhz running only at 800mhz Forum1066Mhz 2gb or 800mhz 4gb? Forum1066MHz need to always manually set from 800MHz More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !