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July 4, 2009 4:40:34 PM

I'm trying to troubleshoot my system issues(unstability), and am down to testing the CPU before concluding my motherboard faulty. For a test cPU, I was able to get a hold of a celeron D 325j (rated at 533Mhz FSB) from a friend.
I know the celeron is compatible with P5B Deluxe, but would it be able to run with my current memory stick? My memory is rated for(ddr2 667(PC2-5300), 533(PC2-4200), & 400(PC2-3200) operation). So, if the FSB of the celeron is 533, then the clock is 133(533/4)... and my memory stick would have to run at 266Mhz(at 1:1 ie) - RIGHT?

Do you know if the Asus can run a 1:2 mem ratio- automatically?

By the way, I have 2 diff memory modules- 1. Kingston Value Ram DDR2(PC2-5300)
2. Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400.

My Config: P5B Deluxe wi-fi/ap rev 1.03G, bios v1238 beta, E6420 @ 2.13Ghz(under test), Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2 6400, Radeon X1950XT 256MB, Thermaltake CL-P0310 120mm CPU Cooling Fan, SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB, HITACHI Deskstar T7K500, Antec Performance One P180B Black, Antec True Power Trio TP3-550 550W.
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July 5, 2009 11:57:42 AM

The board should post fine. I suggest you try it out on a phonebook or cardboard box. Use just the cpu/heatsink, one stick of memory, video, and keyboard. Turn the power supply so the 24 pin and 4 pin cables can reach the board, or remove the ps from the case. Touch the power switch pins with a flathead screwdriver to power up. Don't worry about hurting anything; just be sure you touch the right cluster of pins (all are low voltage).
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