core2duo and DDR1

will any core2duo motherboards support ddr400???
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    will any core2duo motherboards support ddr400???
    None yet, unless someone brings one out. Still, there aren't many Conroe compatable boards out yet, as it is.
  2. ATI chipset are compatible with Conroe, DDR-1 or DDR-2. There will be new conroe motherboards with it chipset, and Asrock sells one motherboard Conroe compatible with i865 chipset but it is AGP.
  3. I must say, ASrock suprises me more and more with the ideas that they bring to light. I mean, most other companies would never think of making such a mobo as this. Not to mention the plethora of other niche items that they make.

    But to answer your question a little indirectly: you'll get better performance with DDR2, so if you are thinking of buying some DDR400, don't. If you already have it, that motherboard will be one of the few solutions for you.

    More directly: Almost none will support DDR400. Due to the external memory controller, the chipset makers are able to make that decision, but most will choose to make the system DDR2 due to its lower price, faster clock speed, and general "newness" of the standard. Obviously, at least one company will, but this may not be the best solution, and it may not get you the performance you would like with a shiny new core2duo.
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    I must say, ASrock suprises me more and more with the ideas that they bring to light. I mean, most other companies would never think of making such a mobo as this. Not to mention the plethora of other niche items that they make.

    But to answer your question a little indirectly: you'll get better performance with DDR2, so if you are thinking of buying some DDR400, don't. If you already have it, that motherboard will be one of the few solutions for you.

    More directly: Almost none will support DDR400. Due to the external memory controller, the chipset makers are able to make that decision, but most will choose to make the system DDR2 due to its lower price, faster clock speed, and general "newness" of the standard. Obviously, at least one company will, but this may not be the best solution, and it may not get you the performance you would like with a shiny new core2duo.
    Actually, from some reviews i've seen, the difference between DDR1066-DDR533 on Conroe isn't that great. So, if you put in some DDR1 400 @ 2-2-2-5 , i bet the performance drop isn't that bad due to the tight timings. The only thing i'm hesitant of is the chipset. :?
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    Actually, from some reviews i've seen, the difference between DDR1066-DDR533 on Conroe isn't that great. So, if you put in some DDR1 400 @ 2-2-2-5 , i bet the performance drop isn't that bad due to the tight timings.


    I did not know that. Must just be the new nature if the tech, and the higher latencies involved...

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    The only thing i'm hesitant of is the chipset. :?


    Me too. My experience with ASRock (one board, I know it isn't much) has been that they do make a pretty stable product against all odds. Maybe this board does too. Does anyone actually own it? I would like to know, just for posterity's sake.
  6. I ordered the Asrock 775i65G from newegg. It uses an Intel 865 chipset. We'll see if it is the correct revision to support Conroe.
  7. athlon 3000+ newcastle s754 | 1GB ddr 400
    256MB 9600pro(lame i know) | 160GB WD cavier 8M
    Gigabyte K8T800M | 19" Compaq 9500 CRT

    He ask about DDR-1 because he have it and don't want to buy more. True?
    ATI chipset let you use your current DDR and in the future change it to DDR-2 if you want to upgrade and don't find DDR-1.
  8. I have one Asrock K8NF4G-SATA2 with one sempron overclocked and is rock stable. I bought it in chritsmas and is 24/7 ON as file server, with USB hard drives, and media player.
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    Actually, from some reviews i've seen, the difference between DDR1066-DDR533 on Conroe isn't that great. So, if you put in some DDR1 400 @ 2-2-2-5 , i bet the performance drop isn't that bad due to the tight timings.


    I did not know that. Must just be the new nature if the tech, and the higher latencies involved...

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    The only thing i'm hesitant of is the chipset. :?


    Me too. My experience with ASRock (one board, I know it isn't much) has been that they do make a pretty stable product against all odds. Maybe this board does too. Does anyone actually own it? I would like to know, just for posterity's sake.Here's a chart showing % of performance lost due to mem speed for Conroe. This is why i said about DDR 400 @ 2-2-2-5. May be okay.


    http://www.hardware.fr/medias/photos_news/00/17/IMG0017440.gif

    I was wrong though, they only went from DDR800-DDR533. And ASRock is made by ASUS, so they are half-decent.
  10. Newegg is still shipping old stock on the Asrock 775i65G. The board I received today does not have VRM11, meaning no Conroe support. :( IF one were to wait at least until Conroe is officially for sale, the odds of getting this board with Conroe support should be much greater.
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    will any core2duo motherboards support ddr400???


    your killing me.... Upgrade to ddr2 with conroe.... I thought I was cheap.... Conroe deserves better, and I am an AMD loyalist....
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