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Question about Phenom II X6 1055T

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May 10, 2010 4:46:52 AM

Hey guys!

Just ordered a new system with the Phenom II x6!

I have, what may be, a stupid question. According to newegg, listed in the detailed specs section for this processor, it states the following:

Integrated Memory Controller Speed:
Dual Channel PC3-10667U (DDR3-1333) for 2 modules, Dual Channel PC3-8500U (DDR3-1066), Dual Channel PC2-8500U (DDR2-1066)

My question is, does this mean that it will not support/downclock DDR3 1600?

I ordered 4GB (2x2gb) of G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 and am curious if this means there is no memory controller for any frequency higher than 1333mhz? The motherboard, of course, supports 1600, but beings that the cpu doesn't specifically state that it supports 1600mhz, will I not get to utilize this ram to its fullest potential?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!


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May 10, 2010 4:59:29 AM

Someone correct me if Im wrong but it'll downclock but you can set it to the full speed in the Bios if the board supports it.
May 10, 2010 5:58:40 AM

No, it will still run at 1600MHz if your motherboard supports it. You may have to set it manually depending on the motherboard, but not because of the CPU. That is not a big deal anyways though.
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May 10, 2010 6:50:24 AM

^+1. The CPU can handle higher memory speeds, it's only guaranteed to work at 1333MHz, and the difference between 1066MHz and 1600MHz isn't noticeable.
May 16, 2010 9:40:44 PM

Dude, I am running DDR3 2000Mhz G.Skill with a 1055t. For me, the best combination of timings and bandwidth is right around 1600Mhz with 7-8-7-21 timings at 1.65v.

1055t btw is running at 4Ghz:)  287*14, 1.44v.
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