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Bulldozer RAM compatability?

This is probably an easy question for someone but I'm concerned about all the talk about Bulldozer having 'native' support for 1866mhz RAM as I've currently got 2X4GB 1600Mhz Corsair Vengeance and am not sure if I'll be able to use them when I upgrade to an AM3+ motherboard?

Any advice would be appreciated.
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    Final specs have not been released on Bulldozer, so no guarrantees can be made. However, if Bulldozer does happen to have native support fr 1866mhz DDR3, it will in fact support 1600mhz DDR3 as well. DDR3 voltage, is a different story though. Core i7 required 1.5-1.65v DDR3, whereas at release most available DDR3 was 1.8-1.9v.
  2. Thanks sykozis

    I think what had me worried was that the phrase 'native support' implied exclusivity but I don't know enough about these things. I got the information from Wikipedia.

    My DDR3 is 1.5V so it will be interesting to see what the final specs om Bulldozer are when they are finally confirmed.

    Not long now...
  3. "Native Support" simply means that it doesn't require any extra work or special procedures such as overclocking.
  4. peteyfro87 said:

    Not long now...


    Only now they're saying June for the Bulldozer launch so we still have to wait a while

    Does anyone know when the AM3+ socket motherboards will be launched?

    Even if it's a 890 chipset I will go ahead with my build and upgrade to a Zambezi CPU later - Otherwise I might spend out for a Sandy Bridge.

    Same as with getting the RAM early and being a victim of my own impatience...

    Is anyone else in this dilemma ??? :??:
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