Thursday, 18 June 2015

Match Processor & Ram Speed

Motherboards only work with certain processors.

Building a computer requires various skills and a certain set of knowledge. Individual aspects of building a computer are not too complex, but the whole process does become a lot to learn and to get right. One of the first things you need to understand in building a computer is the relationship of the motherboard, processor and the RAM. RAM comes in various speeds and types, but does not need to match the speed of the processor. The RAM does need to be compatible with the motherboard, which needs to be compatible with the processor.


1. Choose your motherboard. The motherboard limits or allows what you can do on a computer. One speed associated with the motherboard is the front side bus speed, which can be something like 400 or 800MB. Choose a motherboard based on speed but also on what kind of processor it can use and how many connections it has.

2. Purchase a processor that fits into the motherboard. Each motherboard can use either an Intel or AMD processor, and only certain types of those processors based on the motherboard's processor connection. Processors come in a big variety of speeds. Choose the fastest one you can for the type that fits into the motherboard.

3. Get the RAM that fits. Each motherboard has several RAM slots but only works with certain types of RAM. Each RAM type comes in various speeds. You can get the fastest RAM you want as long as it’s the type of RAM that matches the motherboard.

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