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Old 06-17-2006, 03:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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when a motherboard says it supports ddr2 667 and ddr2 800, does that mean a mem divider is used when 667 ram is used? or how does it work? is it better to get the faster stuff?

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Old 06-17-2006, 04:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it means it supports DDR2-667 and DDR2-800. simple as that.
what the CPU's FSB/HTT is is another matter, and not dependant on the motherboard (unless the CPU's FSB/HTT is more than the motherboard supports) . AM2 CPU's will be DDR2-800 standard as far as I know.

if the CPU only supports DDR2-667 and you want to run your RAM at DDR2-800, then you will need a divider, or you'll need to overclock the CPU.

if the motherboard doesn't have a divider, then you're either stuck with 667, or you overclock. even if the RAM is designed for DDR2-800.
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