Question about which memory to use for AMD Phenom II X4 940 Tags: Memory DDR2 Phenom Motherboards Last response: March 7, 2009 11:23 AM in Memory Share ZoddGuts March 7, 2009 8:21:23 AM The motherboard I'm thinking of getting for the MD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition is this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... One thing I'm confuse about is the limit for the DDR2 memory it says: DDR2 1066*/800 *Due to AMD CPU limitation, DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ / AM3 CPU for one DIMM per channel only Would something like this be fine? CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More about : question memory amd phenom 940 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove marco324 March 7, 2009 10:48:00 AM yes ddr2 cpu only supports 2 sticks ddr3 full 4 banks http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3506&p=2 http://www.anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.aspx?i=3521 | Report abuse marco324 March 7, 2009 10:56:27 AM or you could get a ddr3 setup for around the same money http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 1. ASUS M4A79T Deluxe: $199.99 2. Kingston HyperX KHX14400D3K2/2GN: $74.99 ddr3 1800 Combo Discount: -$10.00 Combo Price: $264.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... only 2 X 1 gigs opps | Report abuse MaDMagik March 7, 2009 11:23:52 AM ZoddGuts said:DDR2 1066*/800 *Due to AMD CPU limitation, DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ / AM3 CPU for one DIMM per channel only Would something like this be fine? CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Yes its fine. What this *note means is that you can only run one module per channel at SPEED of 1066, so with two sticks youre fine. When you add another two in future they will all run at max 800. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Memory>Question about which memory to use for AMD Phenom II X4 940> Related ressources: ForumPhenom II X4 940 Black Edition Memory compatibility ForumHow to safely OC Phenom II x4 940 to 3.5ghz ForumPhenom II X4 940 > 4ghz++ ForumPhenom II X4 940 BE on Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wifi ForumCan an amd phenom II x4 940 run ddr3 ram ForumWhat motherboard for amd phenom ii x4 940 ForumM2N-E + AMD Phenom II X4 940 ? ForumAMD Phenom II X4 940 vs Intel core2 duo e8500 ForumCheaper alternative to AMD Phenom II x4 940 ? Exceeds budget. ForumVery high vcore for AMD Phenom II X4 940 !! ForumAMD Phenom II 940 "Xtremely" Benchmarked ForumFirst time OC'ing Phenom II x4 940 BE ForumPhenom II x4 940 3.0ghz ForumQ9650 3.0GHz vs Phenom II X4 940 vs Core i7 920 ForumCooling my Phenom II x4 940 ForumComplete u-turn here... Phenom II X4 940 system ForumBest Mobo for Phenom II X4 940 with DDR2-1066 and SLI ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 Forum[Solved] Ram Duel channel question ForumIncreasing memory on Dell Dimension 9150 More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !