Question about which memory to use for AMD Phenom II X4 940 Tags: Memory DDR2 Phenom Motherboards Product 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 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 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer MaDMagik a b V Motherboard 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Memory compatibility Forum How to safely OC Phenom II x4 940 to 3.5ghz Forum Phenom II X4 940 > 4ghz++ Forum Phenom II X4 940 BE on Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wifi Forum Can an amd phenom II x4 940 run ddr3 ram Forum What motherboard for amd phenom ii x4 940 Forum M2N-E + AMD Phenom II X4 940 ? Forum AMD Phenom II X4 940 vs Intel core2 duo e8500 Forum Cheaper alternative to AMD Phenom II x4 940 ? Exceeds budget. Forum Very high vcore for AMD Phenom II X4 940 !! Forum AMD Phenom II 940 "Xtremely" Benchmarked Forum First time OC'ing Phenom II x4 940 BE Forum Phenom II x4 940 3.0ghz Forum Q9650 3.0GHz vs Phenom II X4 940 vs Core i7 920 Forum Cooling my Phenom II x4 940 Forum Complete u-turn here... Phenom II X4 940 system Forum Best Mobo for Phenom II X4 940 with DDR2-1066 and SLI Forum Intel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 Forum [Solved] Ram Duel channel question Forum Increasing memory on Dell Dimension 9150 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !