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Ram ?

by Amiteriver / November 10, 2005 4:29 AM PST

I was looking at getting some new ram and I see the DDR and the ddr2 ram - was wondering which was the fastest ram - I have a amd64 3000 / 939 / MSI neo4 motherboard - can either work in that setup. Thanks for any info - use the computer for games mostly

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No, the AMD socket 939
by Ray Harinec / November 10, 2005 4:33 AM PST
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or any of the AMD 64 bit CPU's can use DDR 2.

The reason is that in a billiant and great move at the time, they put the MCH [memory controller hub] inside the CPU chip. Now that people are going to DDR 2, AMD will have to create new CPU's. That isn't planned until mid 06 and then will require a new mobo.

But be sure to use Dual Channel mode for memory to get best performance [buy pairs of memory].

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MAJOR GOOF. The first
by Ray Harinec / November 10, 2005 7:48 AM PST
In reply to: No, the AMD socket 939

sentence should have said "or any of the AMD 64 bit CPU's CAN NOT, that is NOT use DDR 2.

I'm sorry to cause such confusion.

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(NT) (NT) Hay thanks
by Amiteriver / November 10, 2005 11:22 PM PST
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by icepop4who / November 11, 2005 6:49 AM PST
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sadly, most AMD motherboards do not support DDR2 ram. DDR2 have speed buses of 533 and 667, and improvement to the fastest DDR of 400 (PC 3200).

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RAM ,...DDR 400
by VAPCMD / November 13, 2005 8:04 AM PST
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You're in luck...and I don't own stock in Newegg or Corsair...1 GB of DDR 400 (PC3200) 2 DIMMs @ 512MBs each for $73.80. Good stuff... I've put 5-6 GBs of this ram into several AMD systems.

Weekend Sale, Ends 11/14/05n $73.80
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
Model #: VS1GBKIT400


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