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Simmtronics SIMM-N68DD (W)

The Simmtronics SIMM-N68DD (W) is compatible with Intel processors with the Socket AM2+ / AM3 socket.

It has 8 GB DDR3, 4 GB DDR2 maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.

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Simmtronics SIMM-N68DD (W)

help iconCPU SocketSocket AM2+ / AM3help iconSLI Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU Compatible MakeIntelhelp iconCrossfire Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU ChipsetMCP61Phelp iconOnboard GPUno
help iconForm FactorATXhelp iconPCI Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x16 v2.0
help iconMax RAM8 GB DDR3
4 GB DDR2
help iconSATA 1.00
help iconRAM Slots2 x DDR3
2 x DDR2
help iconSATA 2.00
help iconMemory Channels2help iconSATA 3.00
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds
  • DDR2 667 MHz
  • DDR2 800 MHz
  • DDR2 1066 MHz
  • DDR3 1066 MHz
  • DDR3 1333 MHz
  • DDR3 1600 MHz
help iconRAID Supportyes
help iconUSB 2.0 Internal Slots2help iconInternal I/O
  • 1 x 24 pin power connector
  • 1 x 8 pin power connector
  • 1 x fan header
  • 1 x S/PDIF connector
  • 1 x IDE connector
  • System Panel Connection
  • TPM Chip
help iconUSB 2.0 Rear2help iconBack Panel I/O
  • Line In Connector
  • Line Out Connector
  • Mic In connector
  • Audio Input Output
  • PS/2 keyboard connector
  • PS/2 mouse connector
  • 1 x eSATA
help iconGraphics Card InterfaceNot sure

Simmtronics SIMM-N68DD (W) compatibility review

The Simmtronics SIMM-N68DD (W) uses the Intel Socket AM2+ / AM3 CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 1600 MHz, and 2 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 8 GB RAM.

Conforming to the ATX standard, the Simmtronics SIMM-N68DD (W) should fit into the majority of cases. ATX is the most common form factor, and as such has a high degree of compatibility with other components while providing a decent number of slots to widen your expansion options.

The Simmtronics SIMM-N68DD (W) does not support onboard graphics. Any system build that uses this motherboard therefore requires a separate graphics card, or a processor that has a GPU on the same die, such as AMD APU processors. There are 1 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means it is perfectly capable of accommodating the latest graphics cards, although it is important to try and use a graphics card with the same graphics card interface of Not sure, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the Simmtronics SIMM-N68DD (W)'s Not sure. The Simmtronics SIMM-N68DD (W) does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.

The Simmtronics SIMM-N68DD (W) has 4 USB 2.0 slots but no USB 3.0 slots. While USB 3.0 slots are so far by no means necessary, and with a plethora of USB 2.0 peripherals to choose from, the USB functionality on this motherboard should be fine. With so few slots, however, you would have to use a USB expansion hub. As such, we would highly recommend a different motherboard, preferably with USB 3.0 functionality as well.

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