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Old 09-25-2009, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking at this motherboard to upgrade to
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

My question is when it lists the supported ram speeds it has O.C next 1800 and 1600. does this mean that i would have to do something special to use actual 1800 speed rated ram? or could i just use it as normal. I know iv'e seen articles of other people having trouble with the higher speed ram on motherboards.
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I'm pretty sure it means it can OC enough to cover those speeds

I too im also wanting a motherboard to upgrade too and was looking at the same one! will my AMD PII 940 work on this board?
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it means it supports ram up to those speeds, and yes, you will most likely have to go into the bios yourself and manually set timings, voltages, etc.

@ aaron, no, your x4 940 will not work because it is an am2+ cpu. that mobo is am3 only, so only am3 cpus and ddr3 ram.
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Default Re: Ram Speed Questions

Ok so what kind of ram should i get for this mobo? if i did buy the 1800 ddr3 would it still work? because i can set it how it needs to be just as long as the board will ultimately support it.

Im getting the Phenom ii x4 955 with this board :P gotta have the ram to match
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It would work. But go with DDR3-1600. You wouldn't really notice a difference.
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