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Even though I'm running a E2180 wouldn't it be better to go ahead and buy DDR2 1000 or 1066 so when overclocked it doesn't have to be pushed as hard. Cause I intend on going quad core in the future.
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Its nice to have those extra MHz. Its not critical, but if you're getting a quad in the future, I imagine it'll be a penryn and have a 1333 fsb, so the PC8000/PC8500 ram would be nice to have.
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Well...

The integrated circuits being the same, there's no real difference. DDR2800 and DDR2 1066 are electrically identical. DDR2 1066 is (usually) higher binned, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. It just might be good. Get yourself some nice GMH or GKX Micron D9's (check out the Integrated Circuit thread) and go to town.
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post #4 of 6
if you are running with a 10 multiplier even ddr2 800 won't be necessary,ddr2 667 is working fine for me at 3Ghz so i don't see the need for going for faster and expensive memory.yeah,if you see yourself upgrading in near future then get a better ram, for i don't see your oc getting limited by ram.
    
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post #5 of 6
Get DDR2-800. Typically the only difference between their 1066 counterpart is that they're hand picked to OC higher. With a little luck (or return or two from newegg) you can get some DDR2-800s that OC well beyond 1066. This is what I did, and was fortunate enough to get both kits I've owned with this potential.
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post #6 of 6
only real difference I see with them is they just promise that you will achieve 800, 1000, or 1066mhz.

doesn't have any effect on how high you can overclock them. this is of course speaking of ram that uses the same IC's.

if the 800mhz has elpidas and the 1066mhz ram uses microns that is a different ball game though.
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