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"1066 by AM2+/AM3 CPU" - what does this mean?

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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.

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August 19, 2010 10:41:43 PM

Link the motherboard and we shall answer your question.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 10, 2010 1:21:05 AM

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