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333mhz ram with a Core 2 Duo?

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July 26, 2007 8:14:13 AM

A month ago I was on a site and someone was asking if he could just use his trusty old 333mhz ram ddr1, and use it with a core 2 duo. I cant find the post in search, is it possible to do this. The reasoning was is that since 333mhz is in the right stepping, or it goes into the 1066 (or what ever exact FSB is on those chips) it would work fine ((ofcourse it would step its speed down due to the low speed ram)) in otherwords, id be driving a 1.2 ghz chip that really was a 1.8 or so.

the reason is the cost, I would by the chip and new MB and then in a month buy the ddr2, ((which is cheap i see))

anyway just a wondering.

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July 26, 2007 8:45:26 AM

There are no mobo that support Intel's Core 2 Duo & DDR. Not going to happen.
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July 26, 2007 9:15:39 AM

Asrock makes 3 boards that support core2 duo with 2 ddr slots. The 4core vsta is one. It was about $62, last time I checked. But I also recommend getting a p35 board with ddr2 asap to get the maximum performance out of your cpu. Newegg sometimes has one of these models as open box boards with no accessories for about $30. Asrock sold me a backplate for my dual sata II for $5 shipped.
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July 26, 2007 9:38:42 AM

ECS also makes motherboards that support DDR and C2D. The P4M800PRO-M takes both DDR and DDR2 and a C2D.

To answer your question, yes. You can use 333mhz DDR. Remember Intel 333*4=1333. Most likely you will run 200mhz or 266mhz.

Good luck.
July 26, 2007 4:07:14 PM

systemlord said:
There are no mobo that support Intel's Core 2 Duo & DDR. Not going to happen.

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :pt1cable:  :pt1cable:  :pt1cable:  :pt1cable:  OMG, I just laugh looking at the Forums now a days,and where it has come from exactly a year ago this time, and right now we've taken a full 180* turn around. No searching or intelligence of any experience all the old users knew about DDR+Core 2 Duo compatible motherboards back from 2006
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