4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 8, 2010 5:22 AM by Manjit

    I7 Chips vs Ram Speed (1066 vs 1800??)




      Forgive my newbness but I'm learning as I go. I am going to try and build my own PC. As such I've started compile a list of components to ensure compatibility. As with any dreamer I'm starting with all of the best parts first and whitling down as the price goes up.


      So for a process I am looking at the I7's (obv), and just to keep it simple the Intel DX58SO mobo. However when I look to align RAM with this one thing caught my eye. I see the RAM speeds are 1375, 1600 and 1800. Whereas the chip specs state that this processor can only handle 3 Channels of DDR3 1066 MHz memory.


      1066 << 1800 so what gives? If I'm not going to upgrade my chip for years to come should I simply be ignoring all ram > 1066MHz?