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Old 09-13-2006, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is a stupid question, is it possible to use memory such as DDR2-1000 (PC2-8000) on a board that supports DDR2-800 (PC2-6400). Such as on an ASUS Crosshair motherboard with a socket am2 x2 5000+ amd.
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Hrmm, I thought AMD Had nothing to do with DDR2, but I Don't know why the board would support it then.
(I know AMD has DDR3 in its future Plans)

Prehaps give us a link to the MB.
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It will down clock to the highest the board supports thus giving you more overclocking head room.
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Here is a stupid question, is it possible to use memory such as DDR2-1000 (PC2-8000) on a board that supports DDR2-800 (PC2-6400). Such as on an ASUS Crosshair motherboard with a socket am2 x2 5000+ amd.
Yes, but you must change the settings in the BIOS.
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@Ste, since socket AM2, AMD has started DDR2 support, anyway, ssjgoku24, I think highest Asus can support is DDR2-800, and not higher than that, though still look around for BIOS updates. though as I think only patriot is the manufacturer to relese DDR2-1000, I am not sure about the QVLA list of patriots in Asus's listings. though they support Kingston heavinly.
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Hrmmm, Just shows how much "news" reaches me. :P
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The ram i am thinking about buying is Mushkin http://www.mushkin.com/doc/products/...ail.asp?id=361
and putting it on an ASUS Crosshair board paired with a x2 5000+ processor, and a nvidia 7950 GPU
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@Ste, since socket AM2, AMD has started DDR2 support, anyway, ssjgoku24, I think highest Asus can support is DDR2-800, and not higher than that, though still look around for BIOS updates. though as I think only patriot is the manufacturer to relese DDR2-1000, I am not sure about the QVLA list of patriots in Asus's listings. though they support Kingston heavinly.
Asus won't auto detect DDR2-1000 speeds. It DOES support them

You must go into the bios, change the divider and memory voltage
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