Im looking to buy these:
Kingston HyperX - Memory - 4 GB : 2 x 2 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR2 - 1066 MHz / PC2-8500 for my home build, my question is will they work on a GA-G41M-ES2L mobo, Core2 Duo E5300 2.6Ghz?
And if they do will they keep the speed or drop down to 800?
When the builds finished im going to be OCing the cpu. On my old rig i had to lower the RAM multiplier so my system didn't keep crashing. Im thinking that if i install 1066, and it is underclocked to 800, i can keep the multiplier on auto when OCing the cpu, and not have to worry about the memory as it should be able to handle the OC.
The GA-G41M-ES2L is an economy board. You will have problems pushing the FSB much past 400 MHz. And you will have problems even reaching 333 MHz with the CPU chip.
Besides, overclocking RAM in a Core2 system will yield little, if any, increase in performance. All you basically accomplish is making the memory "hurry up and wait" for the CPU to load or unload the FSB.