Please register or login. There are 0 registered and 1804 anonymous users currently online. Current bandwidth usage: 326.30 kbit/s December 11 - 09:37pm EST 
Hardware Analysis
      
Forums Product Prices
  Contents 
 
 

  Latest Topics 
 

More >>
 

    
 
 

  You Are Here: 
 
/ Forums / Memory /
 

  8GB @ DDR2-1066 on Phenom II Success!!! 
 
 Author 
 Date Written 
 Tools 
SuPeR Xp Feb 13, 2009, 02:05am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List Replies: 8 - Views: 7536
I have all four 2GB DDR2-1066 rams running at full speed with no problems. I`ve read that AMD Phenom`s at 1066 are limited to one DIMM per channel where as DDR2-800 can be used for both channels.


-------------------------------------------------
Custom AMD HAF 932 Red Dragon GAMING MOD!!!
http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2442.html
Want to enjoy fewer advertisements and more features? Click here to become a Hardware Analysis registered user.
micro Feb 13, 2009, 12:58pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: 8GB @ DDR2-1066 on Phenom II Success!!!
Super XP said:
I have all four 2GB DDR2-1066 rams running at full speed with no problems. I`ve read that AMD Phenom`s at 1066 are limited to one DIMM per channel where as DDR2-800 can be used for both channels.


Interesting to keep in mind for the future. I had not heard that specifically with the phenom 2.I assumed it was just that mobo's had poor memory controlers when i had heard of people not able to run 4 sticks at 1066. Im am glad that it is working for you.

GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, 2600k @ 4.0
16 gig Corsair Vengeance
Evga gtx 260 216, samsung 2253lw"
Baracuda 7,200.12 CoolerMaster 212 +
Win 7 64, fsp fx700-gln, Razer DA,G15
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid
Silence in the face of evil is it's self Ev
SuPeR Xp Feb 13, 2009, 02:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: 8GB @ DDR2-1066 on Phenom II Success!!!
Thanks. AMD Mobo's don't have a memory controller built in because they are integrated inside the CPU. I don't know why AMD doesn't just fix this problem once and for all.

Currently they are now having problems with the newer AM3 CPU's where they can't run full DDR3-1333 with all four DIMMs used on a mobo, so they will be stuck with DDR3-1066. Once more AMD needs to fix this problem. Currently Intel does not have a problem with the Core i7 Integrated memory controller.

-------------------------------------------------
Custom AMD HAF 932 Red Dragon GAMING MOD!!!
http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2442.html
<a class= May 15, 2009, 01:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: 8GB @ DDR2-1066 on Phenom II Success!!!
i7 has memory controller built into the cpu as well, except its triple channel and runs ddr3 2000+ ;)

Though AMD is coming out with their quad channel memory controllers sooner or later.

_______________________________________________________
3930K @ 5.00Ghz | GA-X79-UD3P | 16Gb DDR3 | GTX770 | W7 x64
SuPeR Xp May 15, 2009, 05:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: 8GB @ DDR2-1066 on Phenom II Success!!!
Yes, AND's DDR3 CPU's can also run all four DIMMs past 2000+. But I think they are rated for DDR3-1333. Anything can be HyperClocked8)

-------------------------------------------------
Custom AMD HAF 932 Red Dragon GAMING MOD!!!
http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2442.html
FingerMeElmo87 May 16, 2009, 02:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: 8GB @ DDR2-1066 on Phenom II Success!!!
i thought their was a bug that cause the memory controller on AM3s to run DDR3 in single channel mode??? of course i never finished reading that article on anandtech but can some one please fill me in

Phenom II 720 BE @ 3.41Ghz w/ Zerotherm Nirvana NV120
G.Skill 2 x 2GB DDR2 1066 @ 5-5-5-15
GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4
VisionTek HD 4850 512MB GDDR3
500GB Seagate 7200.12 - Windows 7 RC1
Hiper Type-R 580 WATT PSU
mothow May 16, 2009, 04:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List

Edited: May 16, 2009, 04:40pm EDT

 
>> Re: 8GB @ DDR2-1066 on Phenom II Success!!!
i7 pwns

ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 / i7 4790K / Corsair H80i / 4x4GB Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3 1600 / 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black / 240GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD / 2x Evga GTX 670 FTW 2GB in SLI / Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty / Corsair HX1000w
FingerMeElmo87 May 17, 2009, 02:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: 8GB @ DDR2-1066 on Phenom II Success!!!
Mothow said:
i7 pwns

I'll pwn your face

Phenom II 720 BE @ 3.41Ghz w/ Zerotherm Nirvana NV120
G.Skill 2 x 2GB DDR2 1066 @ 5-5-5-15
GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4
VisionTek HD 4850 512MB GDDR3
500GB Seagate 7200.12 - Windows 7 RC1
Hiper Type-R 580 WATT PSU
Mantas Serelis Feb 21, 2012, 08:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: 8GB @ DDR2-1066 on Phenom II Success!!!
[I][I][I][B][B][B]When I first purchased the parts for my new rig I quickly realized I couldn't run the 4 sticks of Dominator XMS2-8500 Turbo Series @ 1066 w/ AMDs Phenom II Procs because of how the processor handles the cache. So to my disappointment I could either run all four @ 800mhz or two @ 1066. I decided to go with four @ 800 until recently a few years down the road due to a fagget brother of mine who ripped out all my ram and hid it from me I had to put together my system cause it got all jacket up. Here are the steps that got me to get the AMD quad core Phenom II Black Edition to work with 4 sticks of Dominator @ 1066.

1) I updated the MB drivers and flashed BIOS on my K9A2 (v1) Platinum Board.
2) GET CPU-Z for confirmation purposes
3) Boot system w/ 2 sticks. My timings with the Dominator XMS-2T were set to 5-5-5-15-22-2T @ 2.1v ***DCT set to 0
4) Once systems boots and CPU-Z confirms stability of RAM @ 533.4 x2 shutdown your system pop in 2 more sticks and power and go back into BIOS
5) Set DCT to BOTH and punch in your timings for the second pair of nuts you just inserted than juice up the voltage to 2.2v now we're in the RED ZONE. grow balls your RAM has a life time warranty if anything happens which it wont @ 2.2v just tell them that your processor and ram are mortal enemies and it didnt work out too well. Boot that Bitch up close your eyes cross your fingers and hope that the windows screen wont freeze up. If it boots up Its 99.9% chance that CPU-z will confirm four sticks of RAM running @ 1066 or 533.4x2. EnJoi
-TalxSik

Rocketfish 750w
Thermaltake box
4x2GB (8GB) of Dominator XMS2-8500 Turbo series
ATI Radeon 5770 1GB
Seagate 1.5 Tb via SATA
MSI K9A2 Platinum (v1) MB
AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition 3.1Ghz w/ DUAL Fan Giant Radiator Cooling
+4 more fans :( I want sub Zero cooling from Digital Storm!


Write a Reply >>


 

    
 
 

  Topic Tools 
 
RSS UpdatesRSS Updates
 

  Related Articles 
 
 

  Newsletter 
 
A weekly newsletter featuring an editorial and a roundup of the latest articles, news and other interesting topics.

Please enter your email address below and click Subscribe.