im interested in buying this motherboard to fix an older HP computer
on their website it advertises the slowest ddr2 rating at 667, how ever the only ram i have now is ddr2 533 .. would it not work at all then based on the speed alone? Or does it have to be bare minimum of 667?
My guess is it might
work. Typically it is not a good idea to use unsupported ram, but most am2 boards will run the DDR2 533. Since you haven't bought the foxconn yet, I would look for a different model. Better to pay a bit more for assured compatibility.
Foxconn is a brand that I don't happen to have much experience with. Typically for budget motherboards I trust msi and Biostar.