Originally Posted by dazza
Originally Posted by Ste
Expensive ram will let you get a higher overclock on the memory, but the CPU speed shouldn't be affected as you can just slow your ram down by using dividers.
In reality, having ram over 200Mhz, on Skt 939, doesn't impact a great deal on normal use Eg. Playing games, internet, word processing etc. However, if you're trying to squeeze every last bit of peformance out of your system, dealing with vey large files, like databases or benchmarking etc then good overclocking ram is a must.