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#1 Megaman1

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:05 AM

Hello,

If I have a motherboard with RAM slots for DDR2 RAM, can I use
any speed of DDR2 RAM or only a certain speed?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:02 AM

Hi, what is the make and model of your motherboard?
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 03:38 AM

I dont know the exact model but, I know that it is a Gigabyte s3 series motherboard
socket AM2 for an Athlon x2 4200.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:09 PM

You need to find the actual motherboard model.

Use a utility like CPUZ ,

http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz/cpuz_151_setup.exe

Once you have the motherboard model number go to the manufacturers web site & find out what memory is supported.

Ususally you can put faster memory on & it will be backwards compatible.
That doesn't always work though.
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:47 PM

Your gigabyte S3 series motherboards typically can support ram up to 800 mhz. to be sure though you should either look it up in your manual, or get the motherboard model number. it should be on the motherboard somewhere, or software like coretemp should tell you.

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