Athlon II max supported RAM DDR3 1333?

Asus M4a79xtd evo motherboard
February 16, 2010 at 03:13:33
Specs: Windows XP Pro, -
I'm building a computer and have got a Asus M4A79XTD EVO mobo that supports upto DDR3 1800 (O.C.).

However as for the processor I'm putting into it, a "budget" AM3 Athlon II 425 X3, I looked on out of interest and notice most of these AM3 processors (well, the ones I looked at anyway), it says at the bottom of the page "The fastest supported memory is DDR2-1066 and DDR3-1333"

The price difference between DDR3 1333 and DDR3 1600 however is negligible, and I was just going to spend a few pounds more and get the 1600. But will this processor work with 1600? I don't really understand what they mean by "max supported".

Do they mean it'll ONLY work with upto 1333 RAM and if I put anything faster in the mobo it'll refuse to operate?

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February 16, 2010 at 06:20:24
I could be wrong but I believe the memory controller would automatically underclock the DDR3-1600 to 667MHz.

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February 16, 2010 at 08:24:07
Jam is right. It's 667.

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February 16, 2010 at 16:32:36
Ah, I see. So there's absolutely no point in getting DDR3-1600 then... Well I suppose the 1333 is cheaper if only by a few pounds.


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February 16, 2010 at 17:09:30
Not now there isn't, but in the future that will change as the next gen AMD cpus will start taking advantage of those types of memory clock speeds.

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