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Hey guys,

Apologies for the nubiddy question, but i've just bought 2x:



In the process of rebuilding my system, and i see here on the packaging after recieving them, that it says "designed for intel LGA1156", Compatible with sandy bridge, and AMD AM3 CPUs"

So, my question, does this ram have poor synergy with the Phenom II x4 955 (BE)? just i didn't see any preference for these towards intel or amd before i bought, and it would be a shame if im not getting the full use of them, their still sealed and everything, so i said id check now before its too late.

Any incite on this is much appreciate fellas, thanks alot.
Edited by Asmodean - 5/5/11 at 6:14am
post #2 of 7
Don't worry, they will run at their rated speed and timings. You don't have to read the marketing stuff
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No problems here, I have the 1600Mhz version of the same stuff, it's entirely fine here.
I had to manually put in the details from the XMP profile into my CHIII for it to run 1600, but it's been bulletproof.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks alot for the replies

Felt a bit stupid making a whole thread for something like this, but i just wanted to know asap lol, just made me a bit paranoid when i seen it on the pack, i bought them for my budget gaming build, and figuired i could tighten the timings on them (being AMD) is why i asked if they'll have less performance, the board i got is: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD...89GTD_PROUSB3/

Thanks again
Edited by Asmodean - 5/5/11 at 6:24am
post #5 of 7
You should be able to tighten the timings, I ran mine at 1333 with faster timings for a while before being bothered to wind them up to stock.. I've not noticed any speed difference, but I'm sure you'll find a sweet spot.
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post #6 of 7
It's generic speeds/timings.... they should work no matter what
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Look at xd_1771 and mine sig rig. G.Skill ECO says design for Intel. Which is a marketing thing plus DDR voltage can hurt or even kill Intel IMC. You don't have to worry about doing that with AMD CPUs.
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