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#1 trusake

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:39 PM

Hi,

I'm trying to add more ram on my computer, my mobo is an Intel dq965gf, and on its website it says it supoorts "4 GB maximum total system memory using DDR2 800 DIMMs" so I figured I put 4 sticks of 1gb with 800mhz, right?
however, a note came with the mobo that says "DDR2-800Mhz with 1Gbit technology are not supported"

So I asked Intel support, which one is it? does it support 1gb ram with 800mhz stick or doesn't?
so they answered back with:
"In regards to your question, please be aware that DDR2-800Mhz modules of 1GB (size) are fully supported on the motherboard, for a maximum of 4GB of RAM. However, DDR2-800Mhz with 1Gbit technology are not supported. Usually, 1Gbit technology modules are 2GB (size). In other words, a 2x2GB or a 4x2GB RAM configuration will not be supported if the modules are DDR2-800Mhz."

wtf does that mean? just made me more confused.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:52 PM

It's all pretty clear, IMO, looking at the following detail.

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/...b/CS-025978.htm

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Edited by hamluis, 13 April 2009 - 04:59 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:53 PM

"n regards to your question, please be aware that DDR2-800Mhz modules of 1GB (size) are fully supported on the motherboard, for a maximum of 4GB of RAM. However, DDR2-800Mhz with 1Gbit technology are not supported. Usually, 1Gbit technology modules are 2GB (size). In other words, a 2x2GB or a 4x2GB RAM configuration will not be supported if the modules are DDR2-800Mhz."

Clear as a bell & makes perfect sense to me!

"In regards to your question, please be aware that DDR2-800Mhz modules of 1GB (size) are fully supported on the motherboard, for a maximum of 4GB of RAM

You can use 4 1GB sticks.


"owever, DDR2-800Mhz with 1Gbit technology are not supported. Usually, 1Gbit technology modules are 2GB (size). In other words, a 2x2GB or a 4x2GB RAM configuration will not be supported if the modules are DDR2-800Mhz."

Simply put, 2GB sticks won't work.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:21 PM

gotcha
so,
1gb - 512 on each side will work
2gb - 1gb on each side won't work

Edited by trusake, 13 April 2009 - 07:25 PM.





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