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post #1 of 11
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hey guys, about the put together a new rig and trying to narrow down some parts.

i do plan on overclocking but not by much, however here's a question that is bothering me for quite some time.

if price is very similar, should I consider the 800 or the 1066? will i be able to overclock something at 1066 more, and is there a way to overclock say just the cpu but not the ram.

the parts i currently have is:
-q6700 cpu
-corsair 620hx psu
-ocz vendetta 2 hsf
-EVGA Nforce 750I SLI Ftw

If I sound confused, I am confused, thanks guys. Hope you can help me out.
post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by b_ownage View Post
hey guys, about the put together a new rig and trying to narrow down some parts.

i do plan on overclocking but not by much, however here's a question that is bothering me for quite some time.

if price is very similar, should I consider the 800 or the 1066? will i be able to overclock something at 1066 more, and is there a way to overclock say just the cpu but not the ram.

the parts i currently have is:
-q6700 cpu
-corsair 620hx psu
-ocz vendetta 2 hsf
-EVGA Nforce 750I SLI Ftw

If I sound confused, I am confused, thanks guys. Hope you can help me out.

On that board, yes you can oc the fsb independant of the ram.
I'd get the 1066 if the price is nearly equal, or not since your getting a quad.
You'll likely top out around 450fsb for 24/7 use.
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post #3 of 11
1066 memory is just stock overclocked 800.
There is no "official" 1066 ram according to the DDR2 specifications
So get whichever - they will both overclock to relatively the same amount
If you want the best look for chips with DDR2 Micron D9 GMH chips
Look through here and then look for where you can get them cheaply:
http://ramlist.ath.cx/ddr2/
That lists all the possible chips on most sets of ddr2 ram
If the price it the same - get the 1066 though

Hope that helps
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post #4 of 11
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thanks for the lightning reply grunion, but I don't quite get your conclusion, is 450fsb fast and how does it relate to the ram, isn't the faster the ram the better the performance? sorry if I'm typing like a n00b.
post #5 of 11
1066 is just a lot less hassle.

Underclocking or overclocking your ram will be in some ways more easier/effective with 1066.
post #6 of 11
Get 1066 or higher, Intel tend to perform better with higher MHz even thou timing are higher.

If you can get that quad to 450 you can set your 1066 memory to 1080 or higher if they can make it, if you get 800, I doubt if you can reach 1080, maybe 900 with 1T but 1080 timing 5-5-5-15 2T beats 900 timing 4-4-4-12 1T.

900 4-4-4-12 1T usually needs a lot of tweaking to reach but 1080 5-5-5-15 is usually no problem to reach.

So go with 1066 or higher.
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post #7 of 11
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1066 it is, thanks for the detailed response guys, I really appreciate it.

however there is another question i need answered, the mobo i have say 800 is the max mem speed for the chipset but why would the site im buying from say 1066 (www.ncix.com). does that mean this memory would not work until i adjust it in the bios or what?

thanks again guys.
post #8 of 11
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1066 it is, thanks for the detailed response guys, I really appreciate it.

however there is another question i need answered, the mobo i have say 800 is the max mem speed for the chipset but why would the site im buying from say 1066 (www.ncix.com). does that mean this memory would not work until i adjust it in the bios or what?

thanks again guys.

If your mobo are EVGA 750i SLI FTW it support 800 and 1066+ and yes you have to change your setting for the memory to run 1066 (speed, timing and volt), if it´s on auto it´s running 800 5-5-5.

http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/123-YW-E175-A1.pdf
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post #9 of 11
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got it, well my board is going to arrive today, so I will be having fun making it work.

thanks for all the help guys.
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Good luck and have fun with your RAM. I had this same question but found it.

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