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    RAM questions

    I'm putting together a new PC specifically as a 3D graphics workstation. I've picked the Asus P5K-E/WIFI-AP as the mobo with a Q6600 but I'm having trouble deciding on RAM.

    Is there a big performance difference between 667 and 800? I won't be overclocking. I'd prefer to get 2x2GB sticks leaving me some room to upgrade later.

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    Re: RAM questions

    Quote Originally Posted by solarFlash View Post

    Is there a big performance difference between 667 and 800?
    No there isn't.

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    Re: RAM questions

    As above. I built the a pc recently for someone with the same intended use (similar components also) and used 667mhz ram as it was nice and cheap at the time

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    Re: RAM questions

    I thought as much. As a bonus on the side it seems to be easy to overclock the Q6600 to 333 with 667 ram for a nice 1:1 too so I might give that a shot. Thanks for the help.

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    Re: RAM questions

    i understand that cas timings are sometimes more important 667mhz with cas 4 is better than 667 cas 5, though i dont really know how it would be differnt than 800mhz cas 5.

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