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Created On: 10/15/2005 08:07 AM
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 10/15/2005 08:07 AM
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tommy61
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Hi everyone!

Im quite new 2 building computers & have a few questons about the compatability of RAM and the athlon 64 processor...

firstly the athlon 64 says it has an "integrated memory controller" and i just wondered what that actually was?

Secondly i want to build a new system and want to use an anthlon 64, but the processor's dont seem to have a clear FSB so i dont know what type of RAM 2 buy, PC2700, PC3200 etc.

plus could i use a motherboard with dual channel memory slots to double the memory bandwidth?

much appreciated, tommy.
 10/15/2005 09:40 AM
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amd64 by defult have an integrated memory controller unlike the AMD socket A (or any intel chip) the ram slots are wired into the cpu it self (thats whay ther are 754 or 939 pins)

the dual channel is only on the 939
any 939 mobo is dual channel and has 4 slots (and its not 2x the boost just an little faster with the 2 slots)

if your going for an upgrade / new pc 939 should be your aiming for, more upgradeable and supports the dual core cpus later on when thay become cheaper

if you not going to much tech the cpu runs at 200 FSB and so should the ram (ddr400/pc3200 same thing)


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 10/15/2005 12:32 PM
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cheers leexgx, for giving a good response and clearing up my questions, should be getting an athlon 64 very soon,

Tommy
 10/20/2005 12:17 PM
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Good for you Tommy!
You won't be dissapointed! /tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' />

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