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What kind of memory should I get for these two motherboards?

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January 2, 2014 4:35:31 AM

Hi all, I want to upgrade the memory on two of my computers.
I want to purchase the maximum amount/speed of memory for both.

Here are the models:
DFI LP BI G41-T33B

ASUS P5KPL-AM

there are also CPU-Z report at the bottom of this post.

I figured:
2X2GB DDR2 1066Mhz for the DFI
(althuogh they are hard to come by, so maybe I'll have to go with 800Mhz)

2X2GB DDR3 1066Mhz for the asus.

Is this the best memory configuration these boards can handle?

Thx in advance, ZBBZ.

http://speedy.sh/mcuAN/SHIPLOLY-PC.txt
http://speedy.sh/f8QKk/RAM-WIN7.txt
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January 2, 2014 7:29:18 AM

I find that one easy site is to use the Crucial Memory configuration tool database HERE.

For example it lists the ASUS HERE as what you have planned:

DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-8500, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
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January 4, 2014 10:07:05 AM

zoobooboozoo said:
@RealBeast: There's a dissonance between Crucial's recommendation and the specs on new-egg:
Crucial says: 2X4GB(8GB) of DDR3 PC3-12800(1600Mhz)
New Egg : 4GB max, 1066Mhz.

http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=1F...
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thx for the help guys.
That doesn't seem to be the only place with different numbers, a group of large vendors that guarantee their memory compatibility say that it will take 8GB, but many reviews and other sites say only 4GB. I would go the safe route and use 2 x 2GB unless you really need more. If you do, contact crucial and advise them of your concern and ask that they double check their facts and provide some additional assurance like free return shipping in the event that it does not work.

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January 4, 2014 12:09:34 PM

The question is also with how much Mhz to go with.

1600/1066.

I think the safest is 2X2GB 1066.
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January 4, 2014 1:17:50 PM

zoobooboozoo said:
The question is also with how much Mhz to go with.

1600/1066.

I think the safest is 2X2GB 1066.
Yes, I absolutely agree that the 1066 will be compatible, but the 1600 may not be -- not worth the headache.

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January 4, 2014 2:50:08 PM

On the DFI it's a socket 775, so to run 1600 you'll have to raise the FSB to 1600, and not sure if you'll be able to with that mobo, plus will want a strong CPU as it will OC along with the FSB, i.e. that would take a Q6600 from 2.4GHz to 3.6GHz (of course you can lower the multiplier to reduce the CPU OC, Best bet would be to prob try 1333 and just go with a mild FSB OC to 1333
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January 5, 2014 12:48:48 AM

It's a computer in a friend's office.
I don't want to OC or take any chances.

I've posted the CPU-Z report in my first post, maybe someone can figure out the right RAM from there?

Thx again, for all the help guys.
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January 5, 2014 5:52:10 AM

2X2GB 1066, which is what most sources say is the limit for this board. And 800 would be fine for your uses if you cannot find 1066 at a reasonable price.
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January 7, 2014 3:14:02 AM

OK, so I can go for 4GB(2X2GB) DDR3 1066Mhz for the DFI.

And I checked the asus again, and I understand 1066 is only available under O.C. as far as I can tell.
so I should get 4GB(2X2GB) DDR2 800Mhz for it right?
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January 7, 2014 6:03:31 AM

zoobooboozoo said:
OK, so I can go for 4GB(2X2GB) DDR3 1066Mhz for the DFI.

And I checked the asus again, and I understand 1066 is only available under O.C. as far as I can tell.
so I should get 4GB(2X2GB) DDR2 800Mhz for it right?
Yes.

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January 8, 2014 6:28:22 AM

Thanks a lot for all the help guys.
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