3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2010 2:46 PM by milobloom

    Looking for a system builders' guide of sorts..

    milobloom

      Hi there,

       

      I don't have a specific problem, I'm more looking for a system builders' guide or something like that.  I'm a bit out of the loop as far as matching processors to memory - I had assumed as in years past that you basically matched the processor frontside bus speed with the speed of the memory, but was informed by a friend that this isn't necessarily so with the new Core 2 Duos.  For example, I bought a couple of 2GB PC2-6400 DDR2 modules in preparation for building a new system, then figured I was out of luck because any Core 2 Duo processor that I could buy was 1066 or 1333 MHz frontside bus, but a friend says I can still use these modules with a newer processor.

       

      So I guess I am looking for some general guidelines, a system builders' guide, something along those lines so I can get up to speed on things.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?

       

      cheers,

      milo