AMD Processor and pc800

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September 27, 2009 at 07:29:46
Specs: Windows XP
Is it the motherboard or the processor that determine the type of ram to use?
I would like to know what AMD processors work with PC800. I read some AMD Processors don't like certain types of memory?
Is there a chart I can compare cpu to memory?

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September 27, 2009 at 07:48:00
See response 5 in this for some info about ram compatibilty, and some places where you can find out what will work in your mboard for sure:
http://www.computing.net/hardware/w...
Correction to that:
Mushkin www.mushkin.com

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#2
September 27, 2009 at 07:48:32
"I would like to know what AMD processors work with PC800"

None. AMD systems don't use RDRAM (aka RAMBUS)...it was strictly an Intel thing (that flopped, BTW).

http://www.rambus.com/us/products/r...

But to answer your question, the motherboard determines the type of RAM (SDR, DDR, DDR2, etc) & the supported speeds (200MHz, 333MHz, 400MHz, 533MHz, etc). Once that info is known, the RAM is selected with the type/speed/FSB of the CPU in mind.


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September 27, 2009 at 16:09:57
Sorry I meant DDR2 800 my bad for the confusion.

Let me put it another way. If a mother board says it will use DDR2_1066 and DDR2_800 with a newer AM3
Motherboard with new AMD Phenom II X4 processor will it work? and yes I know I am killing the speed but will it work?
Is there a way to check what will work with what processor?

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