Standard mobo memory?

sorry if its already been posted, cant find it...

Anyway im just wondering if you need to use the memory standard for a mobo, for instance im looking at one that says DDR3 2133, can use lower or will it not work? aslo if the memory say Specifically Designed to compatible with Intel Core i5 and Core i7 for Intel P55 motherboard can it work for AMD?
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  1. Normally there is alot more info than one memory speed. The motherboard manual you can usually get online should have a compatible memory list. If you give us the exact manufacturer and model someone will probably look it up for you.

    The "core i7" compatible stuff just indicates it is low voltage RAM that will work on a p55 or x58 motherboard. As far as I know it will also work on an AMD motherboard, though you may have to set the memory settings manually in the bios.
  2. ok thanks, the mobo i am thinking of getting is

    also the CPU i have is the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 125w, this supports the 140w but its not required is it?
  3. So you go to MSI website to get the manufacturers info.
    It takes DDR3-1333, anything above that requires overclocking.

    The wattage on the motherboard is the maximum. Less CPU wattage should be fine.
  4. ok cool, thanks for the info and tip, im still alittle new to building my own rig so tips are welcome >.< but i catch on quick.
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