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Old 3rd August, 2007, 05:06 AM
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DDR2 ram on a S939?

I was cleaning out my closet the other day, and came across my MoBo box. I hadn't noticed before, but on the back it mentions being compatible with DDR2 RAM, despite being socket 939.

Is this only true for certain processors, or will it work any any S939? A few google searches didn't come up with anything, so I thought I'd ask here and see if anyone else has heard of this madness.
(On that note, would it be worth my money to get 2 gigs of DDR2 to replace my standard DDR, assuming it's actually compatible?)
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So far as I know, there's no such thing as a Socket 939 mobo that runs DDR2, because there aren't any AMD chips in the S939 format that are compatible with DDR2.

If memory serves, there was some brief talk about AMD producing a S939 chip that would be able to drive DDR2, but that never materialized.
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Old 3rd August, 2007, 05:24 AM
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Its not compatable, its dual channel, which means it has a 128bit bus width instead of 64bit.

You can only use DDR
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That's what I figured. I should have a word with Biostar for false advertising
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