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Need Help On Compatiblity Motherboard/ram


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#1 jayoo

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 06:39 AM

hello all,
i have a ASUS P5VDC-X motherboard (this one here Motherboard )
and i just bought some ram for it and it doesnt work...

Corsair 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x1024MB) DHX
this is the ram i just bought for it. ( Ram )
can anyone let me know why it isnt compatible?
i was thinking that its because of the "Dual Channel" but my motherboard supports it.
is it because of the Mhz?

and also more importantly im returning it to get another pair of ram but i need some help on which rams i should go with.
if anyone can let me know which ram is most compatible please let me know.

which Ram is the best fit for my motherboard??
please help me out ASAP. any help would be appreciated

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:14 AM

Hi

If you are unsure what RAM you want, go to Crucial where they have a massive database of Mobos and you can find out what RAM is compatable.
In most cases, even if you don't know what Mobo you have, you can get your PC scanned online and it will identify the Mobo for you.
To see a list of compatable RAM for your Mobo follow this link.
http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?model=P5VDC-X
Once you have identified what RAM you need, you can shop around for it.
Steve

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:26 AM

2 x 240-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 2GB DDR2 533/400 non-ECC, unbuffered memory
2 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 2GB DDR 400/333/266 non-ECC, unbuffered memory
(Note: DDR and DDR2 memory can not be used simultaneously)

For DDR2 you can only use 533 or 400 MHz. Make sure its low density and unbuffered also.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:44 AM

Reference: http://www.4allmemory.com/index.cfm?fuseac...930&pid=402

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:47 AM

thx guys. will look into it. so i does the dual channel even matter?

can i use these?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=2262

Edited by jayoo, 13 September 2008 - 11:54 AM.


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Posted 13 September 2008 - 04:20 PM

Whether you can run dual-channel or not is governed by the motherboard.

As for your latest RAM modules...did you find those by using the configurator for your board at Tiger Direct? If so, then they should work.

If not, I don't think I'd get them on sthe assumption that they will work...they probably will work, but it's your decision to make.

I used to think that PC whatever was PC whatever...until I ran into a couple of motherboards that discriminated relative to what RAM modules would work at what speeds.

Asus motherboard manuls (usually) contain a recommended list of RAM modules (at least mine do). I don't go by that, but I do use a memory configurator at some site to tell me what modules will definitely work.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:48 AM

According to the Asus site, it should.

Not implying not to use tigerdirect, They are straightforward and have a good reputation because of it. So long as you know that newegg.com is out there. So long as its an informed choice, more power to ya.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 11:08 AM

Agree with smurfgod, I use both vendors.

I find that Newegg usually has better prices and free shipping or tolerable shipping...while TD seems to have a bigger inventory of products with emphasis on apppealing to those building more inexpensive systems or desiring products that are not necessarily "created yesterday."

I check both places before placing any order.

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