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#1 duplo

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:01 AM

Hello :huh:
Advise me, please
What memory should I get for given motherboard and processor?
Now I have DIMM 512mb DDR SDRAM PC3200 400mhz installed (don't remember why :thumbsup: ).
Is it ok with this memory or no? (See the table from the motherboard manual and my configuration below)
Is it a 'strict recomendation' in this synchronization table? Or this table has no recomendation style?
How can I upgrade memory modules in a better way (so as to be "faster")?
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Thank you in advance

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:44 PM

You can use DDR-400 (PC3200) on that motherboard with 1GB sticks in each RAM slot. That's pretty much as fast as you can go with DDR RAM, to get any faster, DDR2 or DDR3, you would have to replace your motherboard. Your motherboard can only use DDR, not DDR2 or DDR3. On that motherboard, you can have a maximum of 4GB of RAM. Note that to use all 4GB you would need a 64-bit operating system, otherwise you will be limited to 3GB to 3.5GB due to addressing. You can get G.SKILL Value 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400, which is a single 1GB stick of RAM.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:19 PM

what would be better, to get one 512 Mb (same as i already have) for duo-channel mode
or 1 Gb (single-mode)? Can I use 1Gb and my old 512 Mb in 2 slots (single-mode)?

Edited by duplo, 01 November 2010 - 02:19 PM.


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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:58 PM

To run dual channel you need matched pairs to have the best results.

You would need to read the manual for single mode operation. I know that some motherboards want the RAM populated in a specific way for single mode.

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#5 duplo

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:14 PM

I know that some motherboards want the RAM populated in a specific way for single mode.

yes, there's a table in the manual with a scheme, but there's no word about capacity of modules, whether they should be equal or no in single mode

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:26 PM

I found this on page 2-13 of your manual:

For dual-channel configuration (3), you may:

* Install identical DIMMs in all four sockets or,
* Install identical DIMM pair in DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1 (blue sockets) and identical DIMM pair in DIMM_A2 and DIMM_B2 (black sockets).

Page 2-12 has capacities listed. Since you need identical modules, you would need at least two 512MB sticks to increase your RAM in a dual channel configuration.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 01:26 PM

I found this on page 2-13 of your manual:

Thanks for participating, but I have read a manual before posting and the table in my post is from there (the rule RTM :thumbsup:) Maybe I asked my questions unclearly.

Anyway, topic closed since I have found an other solution ;)
Thanks to everyone




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