Memory Compability Question

Here is the motherboard I will be buying...
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813131022

Here is the CPU I want to buy...
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103562

Now here is my question...

Will DDR2 800 memory will be compatable with the CPU I have chosen, or do I need to go with lower speed DDR2 memory?
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  1. Quote:
    Here is the motherboard I will be buying...
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813131022

    Here is the CPU I want to buy...
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103562

    Now here is my question...

    Will DDR2 800 memory will be compatable with the CPU I have chosen, or do I need to go with lower speed DDR2 memory?
    No, DDR2-800 will not be compatable with that cpu. And that cpu isn't compatable with that motherboard. You chose a s939 CPU and an AM2 motherboard.

    You want this CPU(AM2):

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103735

    If possible, try and get DDR2-800 with tight timings(4-4-4-12 or tighter).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231087

    Right now, this is probably the best RAM to go with that system for $/performance. GL :D
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    No, DDR2-800 will not be compatable with that cpu. And that cpu isn't compatable with that motherboard. You chose a s939 CPU and an AM2 motherboard.

    You want this CPU(AM2):

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103735

    If possible, try and get DDR2-800 with tight timings(4-4-4-12 or tighter).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231087

    Right now, this is probably the best RAM to go with that system for $/performance. GL :D


    Hmmm I am unsure about G-Skill memory. I have never heard of them before. Are they reliable?

    Okay. I decided to go with...

    Processor: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103751

    Memory: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145590

    What do you think? Good choices?
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    No, DDR2-800 will not be compatable with that cpu. And that cpu isn't compatable with that motherboard. You chose a s939 CPU and an AM2 motherboard.

    You want this CPU(AM2):

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103735

    If possible, try and get DDR2-800 with tight timings(4-4-4-12 or tighter).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231087

    Right now, this is probably the best RAM to go with that system for $/performance. GL :D



    Hmmm I am unsure about G-Skill memory. I have never heard of them before. Are they reliable?

    Okay. I decided to go with...

    Processor: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103751

    Memory: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145590

    What do you think? Good choices?G-Skill is actually one of the hottest RAM manufacturers right now. That CPU looks good. Here's a RAM comparo,they use a set of G-Skill, but it's a step up from the ones i suggested.

    http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews/PC2-6400%207-way%20memory%20round-up/index.htm

    G-Skill 6400PHU2(tested RAM)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231065

    Corsair makes great RAM, but that RAM you picked is only rated for 5-5-5-12. Now, it may run at 4-4-4-12., but looking at the customer reviews(which are notoriously unreliable) nobody had any luck with CAS4, and some had problems with 1T command rate. Believe me when i say, that AM2 setups need CAS4 or lower to compete with the equivalent s939 setup, and a 1T command rate is very important also. GL :)
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    G-Skill is actually one of the hottest RAM manufacturers right now. That CPU looks good. Here's a RAM comparo,they use a set of G-Skill, but it's a step up from the ones i suggested.

    http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews/PC2-6400%207-way%20memory%20round-up/index.htm

    G-Skill 6400PHU2(tested RAM)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231065

    Corsair makes great RAM, but that RAM you picked is only rated for 5-5-5-12. Now, it may run at 4-4-4-12., but looking at the customer reviews(which are notoriously unreliable) nobody had any luck with CAS4, and some had problems with 1T command rate. Believe me when i say, that AM2 setups need CAS4 or lower to compete with the equivalent s939 setup, and a 1T command rate is very important also. GL :)


    Okay man. I'll try the ram you listed below. I am unsure exactly what these timings mean, but I am guessing that it's better to go with lower numbers than higher numbers. Do the 4-4-4-12 represent 4ms cas latency or something? I am still learning about today's ram.
  5. Quote:
    G-Skill is actually one of the hottest RAM manufacturers right now. That CPU looks good. Here's a RAM comparo,they use a set of G-Skill, but it's a step up from the ones i suggested.

    http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews/PC2-6400%207-way%20memory%20round-up/index.htm

    G-Skill 6400PHU2(tested RAM)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231065

    Corsair makes great RAM, but that RAM you picked is only rated for 5-5-5-12. Now, it may run at 4-4-4-12., but looking at the customer reviews(which are notoriously unreliable) nobody had any luck with CAS4, and some had problems with 1T command rate. Believe me when i say, that AM2 setups need CAS4 or lower to compete with the equivalent s939 setup, and a 1T command rate is very important also. GL :)


    Okay man. I'll try the ram you listed below. I am unsure exactly what these timings mean, but I am guessing that it's better to go with lower numbers than higher numbers. Do the 4-4-4-12 represent 4ms cas latency or something? I am still learning about today's ram.The numbers basically state the amount of clock cycles between commands(latency).

    Timings with DDR2/DDR and old SDRAM are the same. Just the speeds are higher with each version, and generally the latency's are longer.

    Here's a simplified explanation of the timings written in a forum, but the guy does a decent job of explaining. You might want to check it out:

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=6859
  6. Quote:
    G-Skill is actually one of the hottest RAM manufacturers right now. That CPU looks good. Here's a RAM comparo,they use a set of G-Skill, but it's a step up from the ones i suggested.

    http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews/PC2-6400%207-way%20memory%20round-up/index.htm

    G-Skill 6400PHU2(tested RAM)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231065

    Corsair makes great RAM, but that RAM you picked is only rated for 5-5-5-12. Now, it may run at 4-4-4-12., but looking at the customer reviews(which are notoriously unreliable) nobody had any luck with CAS4, and some had problems with 1T command rate. Believe me when i say, that AM2 setups need CAS4 or lower to compete with the equivalent s939 setup, and a 1T command rate is very important also. GL :)


    Okay man. I'll try the ram you listed below. I am unsure exactly what these timings mean, but I am guessing that it's better to go with lower numbers than higher numbers. Do the 4-4-4-12 represent 4ms cas latency or something? I am still learning about today's ram.The numbers basically state the amount of clock cycles between commands(latency).

    Timings with DDR2/DDR and old SDRAM are the same. Just the speeds are higher with each version, and generally the latency's are longer.

    Here's a simplified explanation of the timings written in a forum, but the guy does a decent job of explaining. You might want to check it out:

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=6859

    Thanks dude. You've helped me out a lot. Thanks!
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