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#1 Mar 25 2009 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I just ordered some new parts for my computer. I didn't notice at the time, but I ordered Kingston HyperX DD2 1066 (8500) and I have Kingston HyperX 800 (6400). I don't think my CPU supports 1066, it's an AMD Athlon64x2 5600. So my question is should the DDR2 1066 still work? Would I just have to turn it down to 800 MHz? I have to turn my DDR2 up to 800MHz because my motherboard tries to read it as 667MHz. And it will run fine? My motherboard supports DDR2 1066, just not my CPU it seems.

CPU Link:

DDR2 1066 Link:

DDR2 800 Link:

And just incase it's needed my motherboard link:

Thanks for the help.
#2 Mar 26 2009 at 2:08 PM Rating: Good
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Complicated to explain AMD's memory controler, but short answer is, yes it will work fine, but at 800.

The reality is you would absolutely, without question, not notice the difference it ran at 1066.

There's more to it than this in terms of multipliers and headroom if you're overclocking, but you're not, so don't worry about it.

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#3 Mar 26 2009 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Thank you for the help, I figured it would work. But I wanted another persons thoughts on it as well.

Again thank you very much.
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