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What does this mean in a CPU?

Last response: in Memory
April 24, 2013 4:12:06 AM

I am buying this CPU-

In its specifications it is listed that it supports DDR3-1866 memory
What does it mean?

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April 24, 2013 4:26:23 AM

That means that it supports system Ram of DDR3 up to 1866 speeds. Most people would stick with DDR3 1600 System Ram.

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April 24, 2013 4:28:24 AM

You can get different types of memory (RAM)

For example, DDR, DDR2, DDR3, obviously this supports DDR3, the 1866 is just the speed of the RAM, I think the standard default of which RAM comes is @ 1600 (MHz), this supports RAM up to 1866MHz which is faster than the standard 1600MHz.

It's backwards compatible ofcourse, so there's no problem with having anything under 1866MHz RAM