2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 18, 2011 9:21 AM by nfamous209

    maximum frequency for DDR3 memory when used with Intel® Core™ i7-960 processor

    amitizthere

      Hello All,

       

      I am planning to buy a high end desktop and the whole purpose is to run VM's ( Hyper V, VM Ware etc )

       

      The configuration which is available in the market is as follows :-

       

      i7-960 Processor.

       

      DX58SO/ Intel H67 Chipset Board.

       

      RAM 4GB*4 (Corsair) -- 1333 MHz

       

      I  under stand that these 3 components are very crucial for a  system/desktop but little confused with speed/frequency for the  RAM/Mother board/Processor.

       

      Please find the specifications below. If all 3 components have different frequencies.....what will be the effective one.

       

      What is the overall impact on the performance of the system.

       

      http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/db-DX58SO2/DX58SO2-overview.htm

       

      • Six 240-pin                                                              DDR3 SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
      • Support for DDR3 1600+ /1333 /1066 MHz DIMMs
      • Support for up to 48 GBπ1 of system memory

       

       

      http://www.intel.com/en_IN/consumer/products/processors/specifications.htm?proc=37151

       

      Memory Specifications
      Max Memory Size
      (dependent on memory type)
      24 GB
      Memory TypesDDR3-800/1066
      # of Memory Channels3
      Max Memory Bandwidth25.6