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May 6, 2010 1:20:09 AM

that only supports 800 mhz memory? i'd like to buy the mem now & a better board asap, seems to me it will just run @ 800 even if capable of more

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May 6, 2010 1:59:50 AM

Yes, as long as the it is the correct RAM (DDR2?) and voltage for the board.
May 6, 2010 2:04:18 AM

k, i know how to find the voltage specs on the mobo, but average is from what like 1.5-1.9? it's all pretty standard right?
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May 6, 2010 2:18:03 AM

Not neccessarily. I'd say 1.8V is standard for your run of the mill DDR2 ram, but gaming memory can go from 1.9V-2.1. I've even seen a couple of 2.2 Volt kits,

Check with your mobo manufacturer's web site to find the compatible ram to ensure it will work before buying.
May 6, 2010 3:21:34 AM

specs

•Support Dual Channel DDR2 533/667/800/1066 MHz
•4 x DDR2 DIMM Memory Slot
•Max. Supports up to 16GB Memory
•※It is recommended to use those Validated DDR2-1066 modules suggested by AMD


DDR2-1066 Unbuffered DIMMs
Supplier SizeDIMMConfigDRAMConfigDIMM
P/NElpida 1GB2Rx864Mx8EBE11UD8AJWA-1J-E
Kingston 512MB1Rx864Mx8KVR1066D2N7/5121GB2Rx864Mx8KVR1066D2N7/1G
Micron1GB1Rx8128Mx8MT8HTF12864AY-1GAE1
Qimonda64Mx8HYS64T64000EU-1.9-C64Mx8HYS64T64000EU-19F-C 1Rx8512MB

only the last one specs a voltage, and i gotta do a refreser course on latency/timming
i'm not a gamer but i put it to the test everyday
appreceate the time
rick ferguson A+ MCSE
May 6, 2010 4:13:30 AM

ric926 said:
that only supports 800 mhz memory? i'd like to buy the mem now & a better board asap, seems to me it will just run @ 800 even if capable of more


Can you tell us more about your setup?
May 6, 2010 4:19:55 AM

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/t-series/content.php?S...
amd 4000 x2
2 gigs ddr2 800

trip boot win7 xp 32 mce xp64

going to upgrade mem (to 4 gigs & cpu to a x4 9650+
5 sata hd's ranging in size frm 160gb to a pair of 320 gb
sata dvd
2 ide hd's
dual geoforce 8800 (or 8600 i forget
anytghing els?e
May 6, 2010 4:47:11 AM

ric926 said:
http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/t-series/content.php?S...
amd 4000 x2
2 gigs ddr2 800

trip boot win7 xp 32 mce xp64

going to upgrade mem (to 4 gigs & cpu to a x4 9650+
5 sata hd's ranging in size frm 160gb to a pair of 320 gb
sata dvd
2 ide hd's
dual geoforce 8800 (or 8600 i forget
anytghing els?e


Remember, the memory controller is on the cpu. The memory controller on the X2 4000 only supports DDR2 800. The 9650 supports DDR2 1066, so yes. You can use 1066 if you go that route.

However, the 9650 only supports one dimm per channel at 1066 speed. So 2 chips, regardless of size, running in dual channel is the max at that speed.

May 6, 2010 4:50:11 AM

FALC0N said:
Remember, the memory controller is on the cpu. The memory controller on the X2 4000 only supports DDR2 800. The 9650 supports DDR2 1066, so yes. You can use 1066 if you go that route.

However, the 9650 only supports one dimm per channel at 1066 speed. So 2 chips, regardless of size, running in dual channel is the max at that speed.



so can i use the 1066 on the curren proc until i get the cpu or wait and install @ the same time? so your saying with a new cpu that supports 1066 and 1066 mem it will run 1066 no matter that the board is rated for 800?
May 6, 2010 5:34:10 AM

FALC0N said:
You should be able to use the 1066 on the current processor but it will only run at 800 unless you overclock.

Your board is AM2+. It supports 1066 just fine. Its the biostar board in the link right?

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/t-series/content.php?S...



yep,
yeah i figger that 1066 cpu n mem were still on the drawing board when this board was manufact, and 1066 is the max before the ddr3 & new sockets hit the market, so i figure i can max it out w/out oc'n (maybe before its over with but win7 gets buggy when i try, i had to turn it down to install it, its not a bad board, but my msi 7030 was more 64bit friendly
May 6, 2010 6:00:56 AM

Now that I look at it, your right. Thats an Nforce 570LT. That should be an AM2 board! Thats odd. Biostar lists it as AM2+.

Oh well, it doesn't matter. It does support the X4 9650 and 1066 so your fine. Dont forget the bios update before you change cpu.
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