I'm into buying the new MSI Platinum Ultra M/B for a 3500+ AM2 AMD with NF570 chipset. I want 2x512MB DDR2 memories but I m on a budget and I m not really interested in O/Cing. I just want it to run games well and generally be stable.
I have a friend that is looking into building a sempron system and has been asking me question on what ram to get since he is thinking on going AM2 for the upgradeability and just because if something were to go bad it will be easier to get parts for a system that is more up to date than an old outdated one. My question is would ddr2 667 be good enough for the sempron? ddr2 800 is still pretty pricey at this point in time and this is a budget system. This system will no be playing any newer games at all.
AM2 Semprons ODMC is only
compatable with up to DDR 667, not DDR800 as the Athlons and FX's
are. So yes, 667 will have to be good enough, just get it with tight timings