|Do you plan on overclocking?|
The E6550 runs at 2.33GHz / 1333MHz FSB with default clock settings of 7 x 333MHz. For best performance, the two most commonly recommended CPU:RAM frequency ratios are 1:1 or 1:2.
In your case, for 1:1 ratio with the CPU running at 333MHz freq, you'd need DDR2-667 RAM, or higher rated RAM underclocked to DDR667 speed. For 1:2 you'd need DDR2-1333 RAM.
If you have DDR2-800 RAM, rather than lowering the RAM speed, you can try raising the CPU frequency from 333MHz to 400MHz. But it's not as simple as changing just one setting. Numerous other BIOS settings would need to be addressed. We'd need to know the make/model of your motherboard.