Phenom II X6 memory controller

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vilenjan

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I know Phenom II dont have the msot robust memory controller when it comes to DDR3, recommending DDR3 1333.

MY brother's computer currently runs 4gb (2x2gb) G.Skill eco 1600 with 8-8-8-24 at 1.35v. He has 0 problems so far, but I was wandering if the memory controller would handle an additional 4gb with all slots fully populated while keeping speed the same?

This would probably be a crapshoot with the X4s, but the X6s are supposed to have an "improved" controller, so I hope that he can.
 

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Ohh I am not worried about ram compatibility, but the load I will be putting on the memory controller, as I am going above the recommended 1333 and populated all 4 slots (populating all 4 slots typically puts stress on the controller and limits OCing).
 

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I've not heard this one before and I have a X4 955 BE in work with 4x2GB DIMMs in it and not had a single problem, so if the X6 controller is supposedly improved you/he should be fine.

If you really get worried, try selling the RAM and getting the 8GB kit instead

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231404&cm_re=g.skill_eco_8gb-_-20-231-404-_-Product

(assuming you're in the US)

Also, Intel only officially support 1333MHz DDR3 for their Nehalem platforms, so I don't think it's an issue really.
 
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