NECC DDR2 RAM: 533MHz vs 667MHz

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by risk1, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. risk1


    I'm thinking of buying a Dell workstation with a Core 2 Duo CPU (which has a 1066MHz FSB). However, the company only offers NECC DDR2 533MHz RAM to go with it, but not NECC DDR2 667MHz RAM. The alternative is ECC DDR2 667MHz RAM.

    Since I'll only be running trading and charting client software, not using the PC as a server, it seems clear that ECC RAM isn't appropriate.

    The question is, would there be a practical difference in performance between NECC DDR2 533MHz and 667MHz RAM for my trading software purposes on a Core 2 Duo platform, such that the Dell purchase should be ruled out?

    I'd appreciate any input from ET hardware enthusiasts.
  2. gnome


    Probably no practical difference.

    In a test shown on Tom's Hardware, the winners had DDR400, outperforming other systems with faster RAM. Clearly the CPU and other things are more important than RAM speed.
  3. risk1


    Thanks for your clear and helpful comments, gnome.
  4. balda


    gnome is the best.