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    i'm sorry for the newb question: help understanding RAM!

    okie i know this is a lame question and could be found out easily with google but i'm not quite sure what i'm looking for here so apologies for it ha

    i have RAM, PC-8500 1066mhz.
    i have an e6750 OC'ed to 400FSB.
    now i've been trying to understand guides here and there but i'm still unsure about what it all means when it comes to the timings and the ratios

    what i wanna know is what FSB should i set for my RAM ? and what speed is my RAM suitable for ?
    just a link to a guide where i could read it to get it all in one would be fine n dandy

    from what i can gather, my RAM needs to be set to 800mhz to get a 1:1 ratio to the CPU

    and (this is where i'm most confused) CPU-Z returns this:
    on "memory" tab it says freq 400mhz which is fine i think
    but on SPD tab under max bandwidth it says "PC2-5300 (333mhz)"
    Frequency 533mhz

    just wanna know what it all means

    again, apologies for questions that are prolly covered in a thousand guides dotted around

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    Re: i'm sorry for the newb question: help understanding RAM!

    I found this guide quite useful (good place to start as any anyway )

    Oops, sorry, I can't post any url's yet but if you search google for this "c2d overclocking guide" the first hit should bring you back to a good hexus.net post

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    Re: i'm sorry for the newb question: help understanding RAM!

    This guide helped me finally understand the things, and it's still the best I've seen online:

    Important to match FSB and memory speed nowadays? - Topic Powered by eve community

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