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Is Intel Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz compatible with Hynix RAM of "1GB 2Rx8 PC2-5300U-555-12" ?

Is Intel Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz compatible with Hynix RAM of "1GB 2Rx8 PC2-5300U-555-12" ? Or, is there some severe issues when these two devices co-exist in one machine ?

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You can find the memory specifications for your processor here:

https://ark.intel.com/products/80806/Intel-Core-i7-4790-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4_00-GHz Intel® Core™ i7-4790 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz) Product Specifications

Specifically, the processor supports DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V

You should also check what your motherboard supports.

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Thanks, Al !

Apart from this, I did not know what the values "1333/1600" represent as you have written above; would you please tell me more about this ? Thanks again!

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It is the speed, in MHz, at which the memory operates; 1333MHz or 1600MHz.

For more information on memory, look here: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/support-memory-speeds-compatability RAM Memory Speeds & Compatibility | Crucial.com

The above link is provided only for your convenience.

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This Hynix DRAM you reference is DDR2. DDR2 DRAM is NOT supported by the Core i7-4790 processor; it only supports DDR3 DRAM.

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