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#1 Adras

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 10:05 PM

Ok, so I had a friend test my computer (I put a topic a little while ago about it) and we figured out that its the motherboard. The only concern I have is that the MB that I'm getting is DDR2 800 for the RAM and the one I have right now is 400 (I think). My friend told me that the 400 should work in the 800 slot but it might run a bit slower. I have 2GB of RAM to go in there, so I'm not too concerned if it runs a bit slower than it should (I've been dealing with slower computers for years), but I just wanted to make sure it wouldnt hurt anything. This is the new one I'm getting: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813130048 I want to stay with MSI and my video card is SLI, so my options werent very open.

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#2 Robert Isbell

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 10:22 PM

DDR-400 will not run in DDR2 slots. you're going to have to buy new ram. have you made sure the processir will fit into that socket?

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 10:44 PM

Yes, the processor will work. Its an Athlon 64 FX. I'll check into some new RAM. Thanks

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 11:06 PM

http://www.kingston.com

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 11:30 PM

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/ca...t=0&Recs=10

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....+800+(PC2+6400)


Here are a few other sites you might want to take a look at.

#6 Adras

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 11:33 PM

I already ordered some Mushkin RAM. I got 2x1GB sticks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820146699

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 11:37 PM

how did you verify they will run on the board?

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 11:49 PM

Motherboard Specs
Number of Memory Slots: 4240pin
Memory Standard: DDR2 800
Maximum Memory Supported: 8GB
Dual Channel Supported: Yes

RAM Specs
Speed: DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Type: 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 11:53 PM

so is the mushkin ecc or non ecc? what CL is it? buffered or un buffered?

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 11:55 PM

you needed Non-ECC CL5 unbuffered ram, and the voltage is wrong. the mushkin is not compatible.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 12:07 AM

It doesnt say anything about voltage on the motherboard requirements or anything about it needing Non-ECC CL5 unbuffered ram.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 12:29 AM

I did my research when you asked. 1.8v for the ram, non ecc, un buffered. that's what the board needs.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 03:28 AM

Crucial offers RAM with 1.8V and 2.2V so I would think that the voltage isn't going to be an issue.

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...I%20Platinum%29

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 03:55 AM

thats odd, the ones I checked all say 1.8v

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 10:34 AM

I did some research on the mobo too and it said that it can take up to 2.45V. Also, I checked with someone on a different forum and he said that most mobos can take up to 2.2V without any problems.




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