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Extending my RAM

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January 29, 2010 7:24:51 PM

Hello,

I would like to buy a new memory sitck/s.
What should I buy? Which speed and capacity my motherboard and CPU supprots?
Price doesn't matter.

This is my comp. specs:

Field Value
Computer
Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name *******
User Name àñó
SMTP E-mail Address *******
Logon Domain *****
Date / Time 2010-01-29 / 23:13

Motherboard
CPU Type DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, 1866 MHz (7 x 267)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-945P-S3 v1 (3 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Lakeport i945P
System Memory 1024 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Kingston 512 MB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM3: Kingston 512 MB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
BIOS Type Award Modular (08/04/06)
Communication Port éöéàú ú÷ùåøúþ (COM1)
Communication Port éöéàú îãôñúþ (LPT1)


Field Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 08/04/2006-I945-6A79TG08C-00
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-945P-S3 v1

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel AGTL+
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 267 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 1066 MHz
Bandwidth 8530 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type Dual DDR2 SDRAM
Bus Width 128-bit
DRAM:FSB Ratio 10:8
Real Clock 333 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 666 MHz
Bandwidth 10663 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel Direct Media Interface

Motherboard Physical Info
CPU Sockets/Slots 1 LGA775
Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16
RAM Slots 4 DDR2 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, Gigabit LAN
Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Size 190 mm x 300 mm
Motherboard Chipset i945P






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January 29, 2010 8:12:37 PM

The most your board can take is 4GB of DDR2 667 so you could look for a set of 2X2GB DDR2 667

For example.... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


As listed on your motherboard specification sheet....

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1. 4 DDR II DIMM memory slots (supports up to 4GB memory)
2. Supports 1.8V DDR II DIMM
3. Supports dual channel DDR II 667/533/400 DIMM
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January 30, 2010 6:12:04 AM

So it won't use more than 667Mhz?
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January 30, 2010 12:52:27 PM

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So it won't use more than 667Mhz?

You can put 800mhz memory in it if you want, but it will still run at 667mhz. That is the speed the memory for your processor runs at.
Memory speed is not dictated by what kind of memory you install, memory speed is dictated by the speed of the FSB of the CPU you are running, and you buy memory to match those specs.
You can put in 800mhz if you like, but it will still run at 667mhz.
You can put in 800mhz, change the memory divider and force it to run at 800mhz, and you won't be able to tell any difference from when it was running at 667mhz.
So, the most cost effective thing to do is simply add some more 667mhz memory to what you have.

BUTTTT...it looks like from the post above that the max your board will support is 667 anyway. So just buy more, and be happy knowing you are doing the best you can for your system.
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