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Solved: Memory question DDR2 *not a comparing question*

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Cpuboye11, Dec 21, 2009.

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  1. Cpuboye11

    Cpuboye11 Thread Starter

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    Hello.

    I have a MSI K9A2 CF V2.

    It supports Up DDR2 1066 and up to 8GB.

    I have 2 2GB sticks right now which I will be moving to another computer. I wish to buy 2 sets of 2 2GB 10666. The board support 4 sticks of ram. If I buy 2 separate of the same memory will I have an issue meaning 4 total sticks of the same ram. Meaning will the sticks do there little duel channel thing??

    Thanks,
    Kyle
     
  2. crjdriver

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    They will not run 1066 spd. As for dual channel, yes that should work fine.
     
  3. Cpuboye11

    Cpuboye11 Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your reply. Why would two groups of the same memory work in duel channel but not 1066?
     
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    It is a function of the am2+ cpu. The memory controller is only capable of running 2 chips @1066. With 4 it downclocks to 800. You can however overclock the fsb and regain some memory speed along with increased cpu speed as well.
     
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    Oh. I see. Thank you very much!
     
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