Solved "1066 by AM2+/AM3 CPU" - what does this mean? Tags: Memory CPUs Product Last response: September 10, 2010 1:21 AM in Memory Share Cokehead August 19, 2010 10:07:52 PM I'm switching from Intel to AMD, but I can't quite afford to make the jump to DDR3 yet. I've got 4 sticks of DDR2 800 RAM. Finally decided on a motherboard, but it includes the above phrase. Does "1066 by AM2+/AM3 CPU" mean that I can't use anything else with AM2+/AM3 processors? It's been too long since I've had to mess with my frankenbuild this much. More about : 1066 am2 am3 cpu jonpaul37 August 19, 2010 10:41:43 PM Link the motherboard and we shall answer your question. Cokehead August 20, 2010 12:03:00 AM jonpaul37 said:Link the motherboard and we shall answer your question. http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/content.php?S_ID=42... It's that one. Also, I appreciate your help ^_^ Related resources What does the PS4's 8 core CPU mean for PC gaming? - Forum CPU usage graph in Task Manager (XP) - What does % mean ? - Forum What does PCI Express 2.0 16x slot (@x4) mean ? - Forum What does BULK mean in psu marketing? - Forum What does i mean in corei3.i5 and i7 processors - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution mstc7stream August 20, 2010 1:25:36 AM Share The ddr2-800 should be fine, but it doe's suggest to use ddr2-1066 and also CPU info? mstc7stream August 20, 2010 1:31:47 AM If ur gonna use AM2+/AM3 processor you will probably have to install DDR2 1066, looking at the board you posted. Cokehead August 20, 2010 1:50:35 AM I intend on using a Phenom II x4 945. Are you sure? Others have been telling me that it means the 1066 RAM won't work with anything but AM2+/AM3 processors. jonpaul37 August 20, 2010 12:43:51 PM Read the feedback on this page, you will surely find your answer there... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... mstc7stream August 20, 2010 3:36:51 PM Your still gonna be able to use ddr2 1066 i just think it might not run @ 1066 though nt 100% sure you would be best installing DDR3 Ram normally works better with the 945 but also supports socket AM2+ and DDR2. a change of mb would be good. mstc7stream August 20, 2010 4:08:34 PM Suggestions on mb: no pressure (: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2374 http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=Gigaby... http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=1... Cokehead September 10, 2010 1:19:38 AM The reason I went with a DDR2 motherboard is because: a. Had 8GB of DDR2 already b. Extremely limited budget I went with that particular MB because Newegg happened to have a sale on it for $30 (open box of course). That fit the budget. For future reference, you can use any type of RAM listed with any combination of CPU (assuming it's compatible with that mobo) - however, 1066 DDR2 RAM will ONLY work if you use an AM3 processor. Cokehead September 10, 2010 1:21:05 AM Best answer selected by Cokehead. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What does lock code password mean ? how do i unlock phone? Forum What does DDR3 1600+ Mean ? Forum What does multimedia instruction mean in regards to a CPU? Forum What does unsupported personality: PCL mean Forum What does "max" mean on HWMonitor? Forum What does a reference model mean Forum What does supported only by cpu with integrated graphic mean Forum What does this mean ? Help please =) Forum Pcie x16- what does this mean ? Forum What does no bootable device insert boot disk mean on acer Forum What does it mean when a computer sparks and pops when plugged in Forum What does lan not connected mean Forum "Embedded Options Available" what does it mean in a processor???? Forum Em schematic says 52-6 wire. What does the -6 mean ? Forum Intel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !