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DDR2 will it work with DDR2 800?

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ok i am going to buy new comp and i am poor so i can only get ddr2 667 will that work with core 2 duo and will it work with a mobo that has a ddr2 standard or 800
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Yes
 
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will i lose perfomance from my core 2 duo because that uses ddr2 800
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post #4 of 13
actually if you dont OC anything at all and leave all the bios settings stock, no.

if your going to OC, your highest FSB will be limited by how high your ram can go. and the more FSB the higher the CPU clock.
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post #5 of 13
You will not lose performance. By default, if you don't OC, you only really need DDR2 533 RAM. With DDR2 667, you can still OC.
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post #6 of 13
Worst case scenario is you overclock beyond the potential of your RAM and you have to use dividers. You'll be fine with what you have now most likely.
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post #7 of 13
it wont do anything. higher speeds are better so that you can overclock to a higher frequency.. more headroom if you will. the only problem may be voltages when you first start with the board, what board is it?
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post #8 of 13
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i think i might get p5b i want to overclock to about 2.8 on stock cooling
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post #9 of 13
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2.8 with my new core 2 e6600
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post #10 of 13
You can look for 3.0ghz + with value DDR2-677 ram and an E6600.

If it is ram that can be overclocked a little bit even then you could go higher
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