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 AM3+ Mean - Forum What does "DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500)" mean ? - Forum What does the (OC) mean on DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 - Forum My MOBO says it supports FSB 1066. What does this mean. - Forum What is does "Tray" mean in CPU terms? - 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 Solvedwhat does cpu temperature in hw monitor mean? Forum SolvedWhat does Status:End of life mean? (cpu) Forum SolvedWhat does this mean? (Buying a CPU help) Forum SolvedWhat is the performance loss on putting an AM3 CPU on a AM2+ Mobo? Forum SolvedWhat does Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic mean Forum Solvedwhat does it mean cpu i5 3570 (3.80ghz turbo) 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 is the performance loss on putting an AM3 CPU on a AM2+ Mobo? Forum what does it mean when buying a new motherboard bundle spec says cpu required 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 More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !