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Topic Title: Memory Speed for running AM3 cpu in AM3+ mbo
Topic Summary: Replacing a AM2+ motherboard with a AM3+ socket motherboard, using a PhenomII AM3 CPU.
Created On: 01/12/2012 03:01 AM
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 01/12/2012 03:01 AM
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I am not going to mention my specific processor because I want this to be help full to all people in my situation. This post is for the person with a AM3 processor and a AM3+ motherboard that would like to run the ram at the highest speed possible, either with two or four sticks of memory in there system.

Motherboards are simply a conduit for the cpu to which now houses the memory controller, thus controls the memory. There were a few revisions of AM3 processors that handled Memory slightly differently than others. I would like to know what speed/ number of modules <insert your revision/version/model of AM3 socket cpu here> will the cpu run ram at. This would really help me and probably a few others out.
 01/12/2012 06:23 AM
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I got my Phenom II 965 C2 to run at 1872 MHz on the RAM side of things... with 4 DIMMs populated.




CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 C2 (140W).||.Cooler: Corsair H80i
MB: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7.||.RAM: 8 GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3 2000MHz (7-10-8-27-1T)
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932.||.PSU: Corsair HX750
GPU:HIS IceQ 5 Radeon HD 5770 Turbo 1GB.||.Audio: Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro w/ Logitech Z-5300e (5.1, 280W-RMS)
Drive: 2xKingston SSD 40GB RAID0.||.Storage: 6TB (4x500GB Caviar Black RAID0, 2TB Hitachi & 2TB Caviar Green)
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