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Memory speed help, please

by genece / June 17, 2008 9:09 AM PDT

Just when I think I have things figured out ,I realize I do not......
Lets say I buy a board that says pretty much this

Number of Memory Slots 4

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by ramarc / June 17, 2008 12:32 PM PDT

the board you describe can reach ddr2-1200 overclocked speeds. it will also operate with memory at the standard speeds of ddr2-1066, ddr2-800, and ddr2-667.

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Thank you
by genece / June 17, 2008 9:48 PM PDT
In reply to: yes

Someone was telling me the number had to divide evenly into the CPU speed.........that is not necessarily so?
See I said I did not understand.

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by ramarc / June 18, 2008 1:00 AM PDT
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for standard memory speeds (ddr2-667 through ddr2-1066), the bios will automatically configure the ram based on the cpu fsb using memory ratios. for example, if your cpu has a 1333mhz fsb and you're using ddr2-1066, the bios will choose a 5:4 ratio. with 1333mhz fsb and ddr2-800, the bios will choose a 5:3 ratio.

the ratios have to be configured manually if you're overclocking.

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(NT) Thank you again.....nt
by genece / June 18, 2008 3:29 AM PDT
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