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Hey guys. I'm new here. I'm here because I hope you can help to answer all my Technologic questions (LOL). Well, here's the deal.

 

I enjoy buildin' on Documents PCs (Just for fun, and you can learn very much doing it). Trying to check that everything is compatibible and fully working. Looking on the Internet (Exactly, on Wikipedia), I saw that the AM3 socket supports DDR3 SDRAM up to PC3-10600.

 

So, I decided that Phenom II CPUs with AM3 (socket) supports up to that type of memory. But, the question is:

 

"Can I set up higher modules like PC3-17000 (For saying something) with the AM3 socket without any problems? Just considering that the Memory Speed is supported by the Motherboard"

 

Hope you help me! Thanks in advance!

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yes, as long as that speed is supported by the motherboard.

 

I have ddr3-1600 (PC-12800) and it runs perfectly fine at 1600mhz even though max supported speed for Phenom IIs is 1333mhz

 

And if that speed is not supported by the motherboard it will just run at a lower speed (1066mhz is default)

Edited by fearspartan117

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