What I currently have is E2140 on DG965RY motherboard with 2Gb Ram @ 800 FSB.
What I'm looking to do is upgrade to a faster processer (preferably Intel Core 2 Duo) and 3Gb RAM.
I'm not really up on hardware, so the question is if I upgrade to a processor that runs at 1066 FSB, will my current RAM still work ok? Will it cause any bottlenecks?
I don't really know so I just don't want to buy the wrong thing and waste money,but I want to get the most out of my upgrade without changing motherboards. Upgrading the processor and upgrading to 3Gb is a must for what I need
Keep your old ram. Your board might run a quad core q6600, but check your motherboard specs first. The spec sheet I found online only covered old p4 cpus, not core2 duos or quads. In summary, your ram speed and cpu speed are completely independent of each other. Built in memory ratios keep your ram speed at the max as long as the cpu is supported by your board.