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September 23, 2013 3:50:35 PM

Hello,

Im trying to upgrade my ram and im not 100% sure if this ram would work. Listed below are links to the ram and to my motherboards specs, thank you for your help!

RAM: IBM 46C7523 - 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR2 PC2-6400P CL6 800Mhz vlp (low profile) Memory

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-46C7523-8GB-2x-4GB-DDR2-PC2...

motherboard:GA MA78LM-S2H

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

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September 23, 2013 3:54:46 PM

Should work, the frequency is supported and it has 2 modules, so it should be fine.
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September 23, 2013 4:15:08 PM

Thanks for the quick response! does you know what the p in 6400p, CL6 and VLP signify?
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September 23, 2013 4:34:15 PM

It will work fine. That is Elpida RAM. Companies like Corsair and GSkill don't actually make any products they just rebrand. Elpida is a major manufacturer. So you might very well get these same modules with a Corsair name brand on them.

Not sure what the P in 6400P signifies. The VLP is very low profile. CL6 is cas latency 6. It's not performance memory but you will never know the difference. High end DDR2 800 had a cas of 4.
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September 26, 2013 4:20:26 PM

This ram did not work for this motherboard :(  i am sad panda... Luckily the seller does full refunds... can anyone help me figure out why it does not work? it beeps every 3 seconds at startup.....
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September 26, 2013 4:31:04 PM

I am a total idiot and I truly apologize. I just reread the specs on that RAM and it's ECC RAM. ECC RAM is designed for servers and will not work in desktop motherboards. I only read the headline and looked at the picture on the ebay page and it does not mention being ECC. It does say it later in the listing though. So I should have read the whole thing but the seller should have listed it as ECC in the headline.
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September 26, 2013 6:27:52 PM

Its ok man thanks for your help anyways yea the buyer def should have listed that in the headline, i was wondering why it was so cheap. They do full refunds so im good
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September 26, 2013 7:17:40 PM

Actually ECC is generally more expensive than non ECC. DDR2 is just expensive now that it is pretty much obsolete.

Once again sorry about that. First time in the over 4 years I have been posting here that I have goofed like that. At least that I know about! Today is my first day as a moderator too. Guess I started out with a bang! The wrong kind of bang but a bang never the less.
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