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#1 general grievous

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:11 PM

hi, my mobo is a biostar P4M800-M7A, and its currently running on 256mb(x2) kingstone ddr400 pc3200, but while i ran a program called EVEREST i saw that my mobo could actually run a wide variety of ram, being the best of them the DDR2-533,
i asked a guy about it but he has said that if i bought the DDR2-533 it couldn't fit into my ram dimms(i mean to totally remove my current ram to put 2gb of the fastest ram my mobo could afford) heres where you guys make your entrance and help me. tyvm :thumbsup:


pd: answer to me asap because its matter of 1 or 2 days till i gotta buy my ram wichever it is.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:24 PM

Your best bet is to go to http://www.crucial.com and allow them to scan your computer. (you'll have to authorize the ActiveX install)

They will tell you what you have in there now, what the max is and whether it can handle dual-channel or not.

You can buy the RAm right there or take that info to newegg or tigerdirect.


Hope this helps.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:29 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....e=2GB+(2+x+1GB)

not really worth it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....1GB+(2+x+512MB)

maybe

cas 2 is the fastest, if your bios supports it?
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:12 PM

there you got EVEREST results

feel free to check that out and say wich one is the best ram i could buy.

and btw, how could it be possible that my mobo affords both ddr400 and ddr2 533?? arent they diferent? i mean what the guy told me is true and that ddr2 wont fit but by that im here to clear all of my doubts :thumbsup:

pd: once again plz asap because i mean im on buying my ram today itself or if i wont get help fast i ll buy tomorrow, but anyway thats a tigh period of time.

Edited by general grievous, 12 December 2007 - 03:15 PM.


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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:18 PM

I googled your motherboard, you have 2 slots that only take ddr1 ram, either 333 or 400

use the quick report button to copy and paste from everest

no register at funky web sites
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:28 PM

I googled your motherboard, you have 2 slots that only take ddr1 ram, either 333 or 400

use the quick report button to copy and paste from everest

no register at funky web sites


so, from those 2 options you gave to me, the best one is getting ddr400 one, 2 sticks of 1gb each one.tyvm you saved to me a real big headache. :flowers: im on buying it today :thumbsup:

but all that let us a doubt: how acurate or inacurate could EVEREST be, can we trust in it seeing what it almost made me do?

Edited by general grievous, 12 December 2007 - 03:29 PM.


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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:46 PM

copy and paste the overclock quick report(not all the zero's) under computer

it takes a little experience to read the everest report

nothing is foolproof, there are versions of motherboards that supported 2 different types of ram, they are rare but you can visually inspect the board and then it's obvious with a flashlight and good eyes
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:04 PM

copy and paste the overclock quick report(not all the zero's) under computer

it takes a little experience to read the everest report

nothing is foolproof, there are versions of motherboards that supported 2 different types of ram, they are rare but you can visually inspect the board and then it's obvious with a flashlight and good eyes


i understand ure basically saying: google said ure mobo could only afford 333 or 400mhz ram, but if everest said it can go with 533 ddr2, then it's true man just check it out yourself using your own eyes into your mobo.. thats what i understood

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:43 PM

http://www.biostar-usa.com/mbdetails.asp?m...=P4M80-M7A+v7.x

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/p4-series/p4m800/

that northbridge chipset does not support ddr2(533)

I would be most interested in seeing where everest said that about ddr2
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:52 PM

http://www.biostar-usa.com/mbdetails.asp?m...=P4M80-M7A+v7.x

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/p4-series/p4m800/

that northbridge chipset does not support ddr2(533)

I would be most interested in seeing where everest said that about ddr2


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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:07 PM

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/mb/content.php?S_ID=96

that might be this motherboard, look again
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:27 PM

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/mb/content.php?S_ID=96

that might be this motherboard, look again


looks kinda ure right to me, thats my mobo, but is the one u posted able to run older ddr400mhz? hows that? i cant figure how does a single mobo could fit with 2 dimms that are diferent... all that left to do is to go the shop holding one of my current ram sticks and compare it to an ddr2 one, if they look same, i ll buy, could you upload the comparative pictures of DDR400 kingston/DDR2533 kingston? ty

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:13 PM

man but thats contradictory, if everest says its the P4M800-M7A, and that doesnt support the ddr2, why should it say that its capable of doing it? and if my mobo is the one u posted below then that means my everest is throwing inacurate results.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:31 PM

everest is only reading values from the hardware and bios

look at the motherboard

I am sure the problem is with biostar, not suprising, it and ecs and pcchips are the worst motherboards I have ever used/worked on.

Edited by DaChew, 12 December 2007 - 07:31 PM.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:46 PM

You might want to check another authority. Here is a link to a program CPU-Z, which is much like Everest. But I can see from the Everest report, it isn't reading it properly.

I have seen motherboards with both DDR and DDR2 RAM slots (usually 2 each) but none of the pictures of the boards shows more than 2 slots.


http://www.download.com/CPU-Z/3000-2086_4-...ml?tag=pdp_prod


Very strange that Everest.......
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