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Need some advice about RAM-compability

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by aWBC, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. aWBC

    aWBC Member

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    I have this motherboard in my computer:
    http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=185&l4=0&model=515&modelmenu=1
    On the information there, it reads "supported memory DDR2 400/533/667", but I just want to know, can I use any other memory on it as well, because for example 800 mhz memory is a bit cheaper, and I'm on a budget?
    I was thinking of something like this (2 GB):
    http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_ddr2_pc2_6400_platinum_revision_2_dual_channel
    So could I use that without fear in my computer?
     
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  2. Waymon3X6

    Waymon3X6 Regular member

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    I think it might work, as DDR2 (double data rate) is when you multiply the 667, 400 etc by 2, and you get what DDR your mobo is compatible with. Since yours is compatible with DDR2 1334, 1066 and 800, I believe that ram would work, as it is DDR2 800.
     
  3. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Actually Waymon, the supported memory types in that PC are already doubled for DDR, so no, the board doesn't officially support DDR2 800, certainly not 1066, and 1333 doesn't even exist (for DDR2). You can try it, aWBC, but I wouldn't expec it to work. Stick with 667mhz memory, it's usually cheaper than 800mhz.
     
  4. aWBC

    aWBC Member

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    Ok, thanks for the advice.
     
  5. Waymon3X6

    Waymon3X6 Regular member

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    Ahh thanks sam. I guess I was thinking of the FSB or something when I said 1066 etc. I was never clear on DDR2, guess I'll have to read up!
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    Understandable, there's so much of it around.
     

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