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I had little luck in the General section, so I am reposting this here:


I had been having hangups on my boot from W7 Ultimate, I figured this was a Hard Drive problem (I have had problems with that hard drive before). So my solution to that was to get a 60GB SSD and make that mechanical HD one of my storage drives.

This worked wonderfully, I had 30 second restarts and everything was dandy.
A week or two later I booted up my PC and got a hang-up of about 60 seconds, my screen says 800x600 resolution and is just black. All the sudden everything appears and woohoo no problems!


I figure this is now a motherboard problem (google searches led me to this conclusion), and I want to upgrade to get rid of it. My questions are:

1. Will my processor be able to control DDR3 memory as it is the C2 revision and not the C3?

2. What would be the best way to go about reinstalling W7 on my SSD if I do get a new mobo, as I know they slow down noticably once all sectors have been written to?




The PC in question is my siggy PC, I have reverted everything back to stock clocks and downgraded the memory to 4GB 800mhz DDR2 (my 1066 went bad).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 7
I'm fairly confident that the AM3 platform handles DDR3 across all CPUs. The RAM specification is particular to the socket, not to the stepping. The only limitation will be a maximum DDR3 RAM speed of 1066 Mhz.
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post #3 of 7
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Oh okay sounds good.
The original mobo I had this CPU in was an AM2+ (AM3 wasn't out, or the computer I salvaged it from just didn't have it) and I have read about the AM2 or AM2+ CPUs not having a memory controller for DDR3. I am no expert on this sort of thing so I figured I would ask to be sure

I have no qualms about using a slower DDR3, it will just allow more room for upgrading.
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post #4 of 7
Makes sense. If you buy an AM3 motherboard, then you'll be able to use DDR3 RAM or DDR2 RAM. If you replace the motherboard you had before, you'll have to use DDR2 RAM.

The RAM you've got now will be fine to run on your new motherboard if you're looking to do incremental updates.
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post #5 of 7
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Oh so DDR2 240PIN ram will in fact work in an AM3 board designed for DDR3 240PIN?


Wow that will be awesome, learn something new everyday

Thank you so much for your help
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post #6 of 7
Hmm... I might have that wrong actually...

EDIT: There are only a few boards with an AM3 CPU socket and DDR2 slots, for example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130265
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131618

Should be noted that that's the exception, rather than the rule - you'll have to check the specifications of whichever board you choose.
Edited by jazznaz - 1/13/11 at 10:45am
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post #7 of 7
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I have been looking at that MSi board for a while, it seems like it is the only DDR2 board with CF capabilities I just didnt know if I should get that or if I should get an AM3 only board and get new RAM as well.



any ideas with the SSD reinstalling of W7? Best way to go about it without getting all the cells written to?
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