I'll keep this short. I've spent the last hour trying to understand how having a RAM frequency differing from the CPU frequency affects performance. In the laptop that I am considering buying, the CPU has a 1066MHz FSB, and the RAM is DDR2 800MHz. I am unable to make sense of how this affects timing, so if someone could explain this, I would be most grateful (I.E. How this laptop would behave with this CPU and RAM). (The actual frequency of the Processor, a C2D, is 2.4GHz). Thanks a million.