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What memory for amd phenom II x4 955

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January 5, 2010 3:46:56 PM

Having just bought the wrong memory for my new upgrade (it was G-Skill 4GB (2x2) for an intel)
Could anyone give me some advice.
I have an :-

Motherboard - MSI NF980-G65 Nforce 980a Socket AM3 DDR3 DVI VGA HDMI Out ATX

Processor - AMD CPU AM3 Phenom II X4 955 quad core 3.2GHz x4 Black Edition

I have about £100 for 4GB of DDR3 2x2 possibly 1600MHz would be nice but i'm open to advice.

This machine will mainly play games so that will be the goal.

Thank you


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a c 128 } Memory
January 5, 2010 5:10:27 PM

List your memory specs. Memory is memory; it's not specific to the cpu, but the motherboard. The gskill may work fine.
January 5, 2010 5:40:24 PM

this is the ram i have bought.

G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 Ripjaw Memory Kit CL7(7-8-7-24) 1.65V

if you mean the spec from the mobo it's

Socket AM3
CPU (Max Support) Phenom II
AM3 CPU Ready Y
FSB / Hyper Transport Bus up to 2.6GHz
Chipset NVIDIA® nForce 980a SLI
DDR2 Memory N/A
DDR3 Memory DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2133*(OC)
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 4
Max Memory (GB) 16

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a c 128 } Memory
January 5, 2010 8:08:07 PM

The gskill should work fine in your am3 board. The Intel reference means nothing; it's a marketing ploy to get Intel users to think the memory is made especially for their boards. It's not; it works with most ddr3 boards.
January 5, 2010 8:21:40 PM

Thank you, that's encouraging
I'll open the box tomorrow