Just been looking at this thread to see if it's worth upgrading my 800Mhz RAM to 1066Mhz:
I cant work out what they're talking about when they mention overclocking and 1:1 ratios etc?
I'm upgrading to 4Gb RAM anyway and thought it might be best to get the faster RAM (I currently have 2x1Gb 800Mhz), so for the way I overclock currently (800Mhz slowed down to 667Mhz - using the 'maxmemclock' setting to allow a decent cpu overclock) I'm thinking that I'll just buy the faster ram, then slow it down a step below (to 800Mhz), which will be faster….but is it worth it?
I dont know how to mess around with RAM timings so just use the 'maxmemoryclock' setting for now. I dont think i'll ever be able to work out the RAM timing stuff.
Either way I want more ram…currently have 2Gb, want to get 4Gb.
I use XP (3.5Gb 'ish' limit I know) but will move over to Windows 7 soon.
Also, only AM2+/AM3 CPU's have a memory controller that can handle 1066 RAM. AM2 CPU's (like the 5000+ X2 in your sig) can't use 1066 anyway, though it can give you some extra overhead when overclocking.