I just built a new computer with an E6650 2.33 ghz Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM (4x1GB) 2 of which are GSkill 800's and 2 of which are Kingston HyperX 1066's, GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L Mobo, SB0570 Audigy SE 7.1 sound card, 256mb (GDDR3) 8500GT and a decent power supply (24A on the 12v rail).
I have it running XP Media Center. Anyhow, my question was about my memory. I set the BIOS to have all four modules to run at 1066, and the computer is running fine at those settings... but how do I know if they really are? I opened CPU-Z and it said the DRAM frequency was 533mhz, which is exactly half of what I expected. Is it running at 533 or 1066?
Another question I had was about overclocking. Can the components I have handle it? I know the multiplier-locked 1333 mhz Core 2 Duos aren't the best, but it should be able to make at least a small jump. But can my RAM, mobo, and everything else do it?
Last question: I installed the soundcard to minimize the load on my processor. I also have an ethernet card... would installing it take any additional load off the processor? If so, I'll put it in... why not, you know?