Memory and processor compatibility variations

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"What is the performance difference between the AMD processor and the Intel's dual core, quad core and the i-core versions in relation to the assorted types of random access memory cards associated with either processor types? Out of experience,some seemingly matching memory cards are not compatible with certain processor makes, even of similar capacity. How can this be explained?


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Answered By 0 points N/A #119494

Memory and processor compatibility variations



The difference with the performance you noted above are:


  • Can be rate depends on its GHz.
  • Can be determine as Sempron, Athlon or Phenom.
  • Sempron is the lowest built in GHz, Next is Athlon and the Highest is Phenom.
  • Compatible with any brand of RAM.
  • Best for Gaming
  • Not much expensive.
  • 2.6 GHz to 3.2 GHz

Intel Pentium:

  • Quad core and dual core are the same, DUAL core are the latest version of Quad core or core 2 duo.
  • Highly recommend in OFFICE work.
  • Good in gaming
  • Cost you a little than AMD
  • 2.7 Ghz to 3.2 GHz


  • Can be determined as the hi-end processor
  • cost you more but preferably a high quality processor
  • Excellent in gaming
  • Excellent in Office work
  • 3.2 GHz above

Hope this help…

Answered By 0 points N/A #119495

Memory and processor compatibility variations


Your idea of certain processors to be not compatible to some memory cards is not true. All types of processors and RAM memory sticks are compatible with reach other and are made for each other. The hardware compatibility issue you are talking about is between the types of RAM memory cards. Maybe you thought that you can use combination of any types of memory sticks on your CPU. That is not possible.

There are 3 versions of RAM memory cards that are currently available:

  • DDR1 – 184-pin DIMM (Dual In-line Memory Module)
  • DDR2 – 240-pin DIMM
  • DDR3 – 240-pin DIMM

You can not mix-use any of these 3 versions of memory cards. If a DDR1 memory card is attached to your CPU, you can still add another card on the available slot but it should be a DDR1 also. And between these versions of memory cards, they have 2 types: DDR (Double Data Rate) and SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory). You can not mix-use a DDR1 DDR and a DDR1 SDRAM on your computer. In DDR2 and DDR3, SDRAM is equivalent to SODIMM (Small Outline Dual In-line Memory Module).

Answered By 0 points N/A #119496

Memory and processor compatibility variations


Hello Fletcher,

I use a laptop that runs on the AMD athlon processor and it is super fast, it has never let me down. When upgrading it is always advisable that you stick to the brand that is already installed on your computer so as to be safe from compatibility issues that may arise. But all these memory types seem to work pretty well; the thing is you should be having enough RAM capacity for your computer to be fast enough depending on what you use it for. Like I have a friend whose PC runs on the Intel processor and it is super fast too.

But when you need to upgrade using another brand of memory, then you have to make sure that the brand you will be using for the upgrade is compatible with the brand that you already have on the computer. AMD seems to be compatible with the others in most cases.


Mahesh Babu


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