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old 1066 ram for an i5 3340

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March 26, 2014 9:53:45 AM

Hello there, im on a super tight budget and I have some stuff from my old computer.So I want to ask if these 2x2 GB PC3-8500f 1066MHz will handle all of this:

ASUS H61M-K /H61/LGA1155 / GB 970A-DS3P/AM3+

I5-3340 /3.1G/6MB/BOX/LGA1155 / AMD FX-8320/3.5G/X8/BOX/AM3+

SAPPHIRE DUAL-X R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 OC WITH BOOST

Thank you for your time.

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March 26, 2014 10:10:49 AM

Yes, the slightly lower RAM speed will simply be a small weak link to getting the most out of your processor. The MB's BIOS should default to 1066MHZ automatically.
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March 26, 2014 10:27:13 AM

clutchc said:
Yes, the slightly lower RAM speed will simply be a small weak link to getting the most out of your processor. The MB's BIOS should default to 1066MHZ automatically.


Tnx, thats great, but when I run CPUID CPU-Z it says "DRAM Frequency: 403 MHz" and on the other page (SPD) the frequency is 457MHz for JEDEC #1, 533MHz for JEDEC #2 and 533MHz for JEDEC #3, and Im not quite sure what to think.

Anyway, thank you again for the help!
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March 26, 2014 10:41:23 AM

Under the "memory" tab in CPU-Z, the DRAM Frequency should read half of your memory's rated speed. In the case of 1066MHZ memory, that should be ~533MHZ. Double Data Rate memory reads/writes on both sides of the clock cycle, hence doubling the effective speed.

The SPD tab is just the auto settings the RAM is showing the system. You may want to check in the BIOS to see if the MB has defaulted to too low of a speed. That's what it sounds like.
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March 26, 2014 10:55:08 AM

clutchc said:
Under the "memory" tab in CPU-Z, the DRAM Frequency should read half of your memory's rated speed. In the case of 1066MHZ memory, that should be ~533MHZ. Double Data Rate memory reads/writes on both sides of the clock cycle, hence doubling the effective speed.

The SPD tab is just the auto settings the RAM is showing the system. You may want to check in the BIOS to see if the MB has defaulted to too low of a speed. That's what it sounds like.


Well thank you for all your help, and have a nice day sir.
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