DDR-667 vs DDR-800 question

dFUZZ

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Im building a server.

Has 2 Xeon Quad Core & 2 32GB SSD's
I have 6 FB-DIMM slots & the FSB is 1600MHz

For the same price I can get:

6x2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800
or 6x4GB PC2-5300 DDR2-667

Which would be faster?
Would there be any detriment in using the DDR-667 RAM?
Having 24GB would be better right?

Just trying to get my head around it, thanks

 

erdinger

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For the same price go and get the ddr2-800 it is ALWAYS better then ddr2-667... Your Fsb ist 1600 so effective fsb ist 400 and that works perfectly with ddr2-800 (2x400) and will result in a 1:1 ratio which is ideal.
 

dFUZZ

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Ok cool, I see what you mean, I just wasnt sure if having a 1:1 ratio would have more benefit than an extra 12GB of ram.

Thanks for reply!
 

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