Mobo / RAM question

By GThomp6654 ยท 6 replies
Dec 2, 2008
  1. OK, so I started off just wanting a new cpu, then I got a new gpu, now I have a question about my mobo, and perhaps even ram (I do hate computers)

    I currently have an ASROCK Conroe 133-667 mobo
    ( R1.0&s=n)

    and, 2gb DDR2 Kingston 667 RAM

    My CPU is the Intel E5200

    Am I right in saying initially that with the FSB on the cpu running at 800, and the ram only running at 667, there is a 'bottle neck' being created between these two?

    and if so, is the bottle neck so great that should make me once again save up and buy a new mobo and ram?

    and if the unfortunate answer to the above is a resounding yes, what would peoples suggestions be please?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    From the Asrock specs:

    "Supports Dual Channel DDRII667/533 x 2 DIMM slots with max. capacity up to 4GB"...

    DDRII 667/533 bus memory
  3. GThomp6654

    GThomp6654 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    So does that mean I don't have a bottle neck between my CPU and my RAM?
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    what exactly are you attempting to do? If it aint' broke - don't fix it.
  5. GThomp6654

    GThomp6654 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    It was more a query than anything else to be honest
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    No, there is no bottleneck. An FSB:DRAM ratio not being at 1:1 does not mean there is a bottleneck.
  7. GThomp6654

    GThomp6654 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    thats great, thanks for that :D

    at least for once I can save some cash lol
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