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Memory UpGrades

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jamman32, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. jamman32

    jamman32 Nibble Poster

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    :( hi all,
    looking to up grade memory in old machine.
    specs below: has intel processor.


    * Supports 2 memory slots
    * Serial Presence Detect (SPD) support
    * Supports a maximum memory size of 1GB (using 2 × 512 MB memory modules)
    * Support only 2.5 V DIMM DDRAM configurations
    * Unbuffered type support
    * 266 MHz DDR interface

    My question is can i use faster memory speed if motherboard only supports 133mhz.
    also board only supports 1gig max can i use more or would this make the extra memory redundent.

    many thanks jamman32
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Looks like you need a mobo upgrade as well mate. 8)
     
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  3. jamman32

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    thanks sparky,

    building new system at the moment, want to upgrade current system as much as possible.
    Building a high spec system based on asus crosshair board, this forum as so far been a gold mine of information.

    thanks sparky.
     
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  4. Sparky
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    I think I have installed RAM that was faster than the max speed of the mobo but this was years ago. It worked but obviously it ran at the max speed supported by the mobo.
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    You can put in faster ram but it will only run at the max speed of the mobo.
     
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  6. ManicD

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    the ram will only work at the max speed of teh motherboard.

    1GB limit!!! OMG how old is teh motherboard?? I would say that replacing that would be yoru best investment.
     
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    There seems to be an echo in here. :wink:
     
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  8. jamman32

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    thanks guys.

    have picked out tower i want and will be getting motherboard next month will let u know how new build goes.

    thanks again.

    jamman32
     
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  9. Neil

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    You made the right decision by buying a new board. But take into consideration that a new board would mean a completely different CPU socket, DDR-2 RAM and PCI-Express video adapter. Meaning that even if your old processor and RAM are good, you won't be able to use them with your new board. So all together its like building a complete system from scratch. I had the same problem when one of my mobo died on me, but I managed to find a board that supported my old DDR RAM and AGP video card. However, I still had to buy a new CPU even though my old AMD Duron was still kicking. :(
     
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  10. stuPeas

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    Computer fairs are a good place to find the bits and bobs you may need, i.e older memory etc.
     
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