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:
Correction to that:

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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) was strictly an Intel thing (that flopped, BTW).

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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