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 a b } Memory a b à CPUs August 19, 2010 10:41:43 PM Link the motherboard and we shall answer your question. m 0 l 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 ^_^ m 0 l Related resources What does "DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500)" mean ? - Forum What does the (OC) mean on DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 - Forum What is does "Tray" mean in CPU terms? - Forum what does cpu temperature in hw monitor mean? - Forum What does Status:End of life mean? (cpu) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution mstc7stream August 20, 2010 1:25:36 AM The ddr2-800 should be fine, but it doe's suggest to use ddr2-1066 and also CPU info? Share 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l jonpaul37 a b } Memory a b à CPUs 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... m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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... m 0 l 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. m 0 l Cokehead September 10, 2010 1:21:05 AM Best answer selected by Cokehead. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources My MOBO says it supports FSB 1066. What does this mean. Forum SolvedWhat does this mean? (Buying a CPU help) Forum SolvedWhat does Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic mean Forum Solvedwhat does it mean cpu i5 3570 (3.80ghz turbo) Forum SolvedWhat is the performance loss on putting an AM3 CPU on a AM2+ Mobo? Forum Solvedwhat does 8 pin cpu not turning on my moboard mean? Forum SolvedCPU Core Voltage [+0.060000] What does it Mean? Forum SolvedWhat does this mean in a CPU? Forum Solvedwhat does the Gaming CPU Hierarchy Chart mean Forum SolvedWhat does it mean when it says a CPU supports "XXXX" mhz ram. Forum What does the terms "low mounting pressure", or "medium" and "high" mean? - Overclocking, Thermal Paste, CPU Forum what does it mean when buying a new motherboard bundle spec says cpu required Forum What is the performance loss on putting an AM3 CPU on a AM2+ Mobo? Forum my computer just came up with a sign warning cpu at 65 then restarted, what does it mean and how can i prevent it Forum What does watercooling the cpu mean? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !