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MX-1333 Can I Use High Density RAM?

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#1 xeddsx


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 09:53 AM

Hai guys!


I had an account here back in 06' but must have gotten deleted. So I made anew! :)


My question is (I googled, and searched to no avail first) is about a PC I just built while cleaning my house and finding old parts.


I put Linux (slackware for now) on to my box. The Box has 512MB RAM right now, and i want to upgrade it to 2GB, so I can run Debian or A Ubuntu derivitave with ease. I am looking on ebay, and there is RAM there for like 10$ per 2GB stick.


The problem I am having is this: The RAM speed is the same for low and high density sticks, the 2GB 667 is 10$ and it is high density, the 1GB 533 is 10$. The problem I am having is deciding whether to get the 2GB or the 1GB. Now I know you're think wtf, obviously the 2GB, and I am as well. The only thing I am worried about is the AD description,


Check out the ebay link, http://www.ebay.ca/itm/NEW-2GB-PC5300-DDR2-667MHz-PC2-5300-240PIN-DIMM-AMD-Motherboard-Desktop-memory-/361006868151?pt=US_Memory_RAM_&hash=item540dafa6b7



As you can see, the chinese seller is saying it is ONLY good for AMD chipsets. As my mx-1333 is an intel chipset, it worries me. But I fail to see the logic. I believe I had a 2x2GB sticks in it before I built my monster rig and discarded the now-repurposed Nix* box.


So, is the chinese person wrong, uneducated, or is he right.


I don't want to have to spend 20$ for 2x1GB sticks when I can get the same in one stick for 10$.


(I don't care about the unbranding. I have used unbranded RAM in the past on most all of my machines with no problems whatsoever. So spare that chat) ;D


Any info is appreciated.

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#2 jonuk76


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 10:00 AM

Is this what you mean by MX-1333? - http://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/P5GCMX1333/


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 12:36 PM

If so it shows You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR2 DIMMs into the DIMM sockets


Thus the 2Gb Module will most likely not work.


Good Luck

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