[SOLVED] RAM Compatibility Question

daniel_542

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Hi All,
I keep seeing these listings on eBay that are processor specific RAM. Ie. AMD ONLY RAM. When I contacted 1 user about it, he said that they were specific to AM2 and AM3 only. I thought RAM was compatible all round and socket type or CPU didn't matter? Can someone confirm please?
This is an example of one of said listings: Listing here
The exact words of the seller clearly state it is only AM2 and AM3 compatibe, but how would the RAM know that you aren't running AM2/AM3 socket as I thought that RAM is based on FSB and multiplier options???
I am so confused about this.
Please advise. Thank you all!!
 

Newtonius

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This issue is now resolved and can be marked as such. Thank you
Listing is still up for me but eh, as long as you know that there is no such thing as brand specific ram, at least to my knowledge. The only things you need to worry about in terms of compatibility are generation (i.e. DDR3, DDR4), speed of kit (MHz), and ECC or non-ECC. Most desktops use non-ECC since RAM with ECC are for error checking to prevent random crashes. These are used in servers to prevent data corruption.
 

daniel_542

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How odd, I have marked it as solved. Not to worry. I am aware of the generation, speed and standard vs registered vs ecc things too thankfully but I appreciate the info anyway. Cheers 😁
 

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