Can my motherboard supports this memory card?

i have this motherboard: MS-PM8PM-V(240 pin). Do you think my motherboard can supports 1GB 240 pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400?
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  1. No, isn't supported.
  2. saint19 said:
    No, isn't supported.

    Where did you find this information?
  3. Here:

    http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1039

    say that only support DDR II 533/400 and max 2GB, 1GB per slot.
  4. saint19 said:
    Here:

    http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1039

    say that only support DDR II 533/400 and max 2GB, 1GB per slot.

    But right now i have a 512 mb 667 MHZ PC2-5300 DDR2 card. How is that possible?
  5. 'Cause the mobo set the memory automatically to a supported speed for him, in this case 533 or 400
  6. It will work, just at the slower speeds is usually the case. Not sure what the difference in cost is these days.
  7. It would work, the DDR2-800 ram would probably work at 533.
  8. saint19 said:
    Here:

    http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1039

    say that only support DDR II 533/400 and max 2GB, 1GB per slot.


    Look at some of Tom's Hardware's DDR2 roundups and point to any module that doesn't have DDR2-533 SPD values. Most do.
  9. RAM speeds are backwards compatible.

    So as long as the module is DDR2, and doesn't exceed the RAM size per module that is supported by the motherboard, it should work even if the module has a faster speed.
  10. saint19 said:
    'Cause the mobo set the memory automatically to a supported speed for him, in this case 533 or 400

    So no matter if i buy the 1GB 240 pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400), my motherboard will only give me the speed of 400 or 533? So the performance will only at 533 or 400 no matter how good that memory card is?
  11. Yes, you can buy the 800MHz, but your mobo only give you 533MHz, don't matter if you buy a 800MHz for $70 or a 800MHz for $170, the performance are the same 533MHz
  12. Yepm it will only ruun at 533 mhz. However, the difference between 533 and 800 mhz is ususally VERY small.
  13. cobot said:
    Yepm it will only ruun at 533 mhz. However, the difference between 533 and 800 mhz is ususally VERY small.


    Probably +/-5fps on games, and a few seconds on other production work. Mostly the difference is not noticeable unless you run benchmarks and see the 1% difference.
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