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    RAM compatibility

    My mate has a AM2 x2 4600 it says FSB is 2000mhz. now i am confused about which is the best ram for him. my q6600 i think is a 1066 fsb so i bought 1066 ram but what should he buy?
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    Re: RAM compatibility

    Maybe he means 1000 Mhz fsb dual channel? Not too familiar with AMDs anymore...
    Last edited by Fraz; 18-10-2007 at 12:21 PM.

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    Re: RAM compatibility

    Me neither, i googled it and it says 1000mhz and on other sites it says 2000mhz, i think you are right in the dual chanel as it doesnt "quad pump" like the Intels do. he is after some RAM and looking at me for advice but last amd i had was the old 3200 and an opteron 146! dont know what to tell him!
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    Re: RAM compatibility

    For a 1066 FSB (266 Quad-pumped) Intel CPU you only need 266MHz (DDR2-533) RAM which is PC5300......you bought RAM rated at twice your CPUs FSB....the numbers are very misleading.


    The 2000MHz FSB AMD talk about is actually the hypertransport bus......the X2 AM2 CPUs themselves are 800MHz (200 Quad-pumped) IIRC and therefore would support DDR2-400 and above.
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    Re: RAM compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by chavo View Post
    My mate has a AM2 x2 4600 it says FSB is 2000mhz. now i am confused about which is the best ram for him. my q6600 i think is a 1066 fsb so i bought 1066 ram but what should he buy?
    AMD CPUs don't have a FSB, they have a hypertransport bus and a direct memory controller onboard. So the hypertransport bus is 2000Mhz, and the memory controller runs at whatever frequency it needs. With 800Mhz being the official maximum afaik.
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    Re: RAM compatibility

    so any ddr2 400 will be best performer?
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