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DDR2 ram freq issue

Last response: in Motherboards
June 6, 2010 4:04:33 PM

My board got fried. I wanna buy a board that will support my old proc and ram.
Processor is P4.EM64T LG775
Ram: 2*512 DDR2 533

Planning on buying ASUS-P5KPL AM-PS. It supports 667Mhz minimum. will 533 work. Is it safe to operate. I wanna be safe
Plz advise

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a b V Motherboard
June 6, 2010 5:16:31 PM

If you're getting the board from a friend or eBay (cheap) all I can say is put a stick in there and try it, worst case scenario it won't boot (assuming your CPU is supported). As you already know the P5KPL AM-PS does not officially support 533 sticks. If you're buying a new board might want to go with something that officially supports the ram. The ASUS P5N-D is inexpensive, it supports 533 modules and P4-3.20F GHz (EM64T), P4-3.40F GHz (EM64T), P4-3.60F GHz (EM64T), and P4-3.80F GHz (EM64T) processors.

P5KPL AM-PS Memory Specs:
-Front side bus 1600 (O.C.)/1333/1066/800 MHz

-Dual channel memory architecture 2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support unbuffered non-ECC 1066 (O.C.)/800/667 MHz DDR2 memory modules.

P5KPL AM-PS supported EM64T Processors:
P4-630 (3.0E GHz, 800 FSB, L2:2MB, EM64T, HT)
P4-640 (3.2E GHz, 800 FSB, L2:2MB, EM64T, HT)
P4-650 (3.4E GHz, 800 FSB, L2:2MB, EM64T, HT)
P4-662 (3.6 GHz, 800 FSB, L2:2MB, EM64T, HT, revR0)