Memory Help

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  1. jeyur

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    I plan to buy this Mobo.

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131004

    Now i've been out of the tech stuff for a while now so i have no idea what RAM would fit. I don't know if 184 pin would fir or 240 pin. Max i would pay is 300 or so. Can anyone recommend me some good RAM that would fit? Thanks
     
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    Since it says on the motherboard "Dual channel DDR" that means that the memory you have to use in the motherbaord is just regular DDR- 184 pin.

    Any PC3200 (DDR400) RAM would work fine. Try to get something with lower timings. Also, obviously the more RAM you want to get, the better. Since the RAM is also dual channel, that means that you should try to install sticks in increments of two so that you get the extra performance the dual channel supplies.
     
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    thanks :)

    assuming it is 184 pin, ddr2 ram wouldn't fit correct?
     
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    Correct
     
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    thanks guys. im having so much trouble deciding from c2d and athlon 64 fx :wtc:

    if i go c2d, my build is totally different and i think a lot cheaper :o
     
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    Haven't kept up on CPUs lately, can't help you there.

    Try googling some reviews between a few models of the different types (c2d and fx) and see how they stack up. You can see which ones work better in the different types of activities that you do most frequently.

    Then, after you know which one works the best, put price into the equation.

    I'm assuming you're not going to be overclocking so you can leave that out of the equation.
     
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    its ok. thanks Doc
     
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    and faster
     
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    Silly question; did you bother to click on the Specifications tab on that page?
    If you had you'd have your answer of what kind of RAM to get.
    Memory
    Number of DDR Slots-------------4 x 184pin
    DDR Standard---------------------DDR 400 (PC 3200)
    Maximum Memory Supported----4GB
    Dual Channel Supported----------Yes

    As for which brand; I've got Kingston Hyper X in my ASUS mobo and it works great.
     
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    haha didnt see that. sorry :o
     

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