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Compatiblilty, expert opinion please

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April 1, 2010 10:38:12 PM

my current motherboard is asrock conroexfire-esata2 http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=ConRoeXFire...




the memory i want to buy (cheapest 1gb ram a the moment is) Play.com Value PC5300 / 1GB / 667Mhz / DDR2 / 240pin DIMM / Computer Memory

from http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3477798/Play-com-Value-PC...




this is ddr2, 1gb with 667mhz and surely would work with my motherboard? there is no mention about voltage but do you guys think its ok to buy this ram.



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April 1, 2010 10:49:38 PM

Hi.

That RAM can works in your mobo. Your mobo have 4 slots and support max 4GB of 667 or 533. So, you can go with that RAM without problems.

Now, the voltage isn't a problem, usually DDR2 is 1.8V or 2.0V. Don't worry about that.

Just try to get 2GB or more.
a c 114 } Memory
a c 282 V Motherboard
April 2, 2010 12:12:46 AM

For any ram you are considering, do your own homework.
Go to the ram vendor's web site, and access their configurator.
Corsair, Kingston, Patriot, OCZ and others have them.
Their compatibility list is more current than the motherboard vendor's QVL lists which rarely get updated.
Enter your mobo or PC, and get a list of compatible ram sticks.

Here are a few links:

http://www.crucial.com/index.aspx

http://www.corsair.com/configurator/default.aspx

http://kingston.com/

http://conf.ocztechnology.com/index.php?c=1

http://www.patriotmemory.com/configurator/index.jsp

Cpu performance is not very sensitive to ram speeds.
If you look at real application and game benchmarks(vs. synthetic tests),
you will see negligible difference in performance between the slowest DDR2 and the fastest DDR3 ram.
Perhaps 1-2%. Not worth it to me.
Don't pay extra for faster ram or better timings unless you are a maximum overclocker.

A 4gb ram configuration of 2 x 2gb is superior to 4 x 1gb.
April 2, 2010 1:16:09 PM

geofelt said:
For any ram you are considering, do your own homework.
Go to the ram vendor's web site, and access their configurator.
Corsair, Kingston, Patriot, OCZ and others have them.
Their compatibility list is more current than the motherboard vendor's QVL lists which rarely get updated.
Enter your mobo or PC, and get a list of compatible ram sticks.

Here are a few links:

http://www.crucial.com/index.aspx

http://www.corsair.com/configurator/default.aspx

http://kingston.com/

http://conf.ocztechnology.com/index.php?c=1

http://www.patriotmemory.com/configurator/index.jsp

Cpu performance is not very sensitive to ram speeds.
If you look at real application and game benchmarks(vs. synthetic tests),
you will see negligible difference in performance between the slowest DDR2 and the fastest DDR3 ram.
Perhaps 1-2%. Not worth it to me.
Don't pay extra for faster ram or better timings unless you are a maximum overclocker.

A 4gb ram configuration of 2 x 2gb is superior to 4 x 1gb.




cool thanks, didn't know you could specifically look at the ram manufacturer's sites, although mine is Play.com, wonder which is their manufacturer O.o
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