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CPU and RAM speed question

naomelixes asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
Hi there!

Quick question (or at least I hope so):

I have received a business proposal for the purchase of a few Dell PowerEdge R710 and R410 servers. In this proposal, some of the servers have Intel Xeon E5506 CPUs along with 1333MHz Dual Rank RDIMMs.

I have accessed Intel's data sheet for the E5506 CPU and have seen the memory specifications, which are as follows:

Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)      144 GB
Memory Types       DDR3-800
# of Memory Channels       3
Max Memory Bandwidth       19.2 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions       40-bit
ECC Memory Supported       Yes

My question is: does this, in fact, mean that, with this CPU, I won't be able to take advantage of the whole RAM speed?
If so, is there any alternative, so I can in fact use my whole RAM speed (overclocking settings, etc.)?
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