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Speed or timings?

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a c 151 } Memory
March 9, 2010 5:30:08 AM

It really depends on what motherboard and CPU you are using it with. Both are overclocked DDR2 800. Standard DDR2 800 runs at 1.8v and cas 5 5 5 15. In the case of the Mushkin the extra volts allow faster timings and the GSkill raises clock speed the same way. I have Corsair that is 2.1v cas 4 4 4 12.
March 9, 2010 5:40:50 AM

Biostar TA780GM2+
Phenom 8650 triple core

I understand that the mobo has to support the ram type but why else does my mobo and cpu type matter??
a c 151 } Memory
March 9, 2010 5:46:21 AM

Not as much with an AMD but with Intel Core2 chips it matters somewhat to match the front side bus or FSB. I would go for the 1066 with that combo.