945GCT-M 1333 (3.0)

This is my first.
I have a new 945GCT-M 1333 (3.0) that was given to me and would like use a FSB1333-CPU on this motherboard,I like the E8400 3 GHz, 6MB, 1333MHz, LGA775, C0 from cpu-upgrade and want to load windows 7 64 bit.

My manual Table B: DDR2 (memory module) QVL (Qualified Vendor List)
The following DDR2 667/533 memory modules have been tested and qualified for
use when you use a FSB 1333-CPU on this motherboard.
945GCT-M 1333 (3.0)

Type Size Vendor Module Name
DDR2 667 1 GB Apacer AU01GE667C5KBGY
PQI PQI PQB2648D38R0648
Samsung K4T51083QC
UMAX U2S12030TP-6E TBF614-L93G

What I would like to do is use Corsair DDR2-1000 or Patriot PDC22G8000+XBLK Rev.2 and lower its speed to work at 667mhzso that I can get FSB1333mhz

Am I on the right track?
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  1. Hi trex6820 and welcome to Tom's forum.

    U can use the Corsair DDR2-1000 but maybe u need set all the specifications in the BISO to run the RAM at rated speed.
  2. Thanks saint19, I thinking of this, G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK. ( is a lower CL better?)

    I did email ECS to see if I'll need a bios update for the e8400 wolfdale.

    If in the future, if I decided to overclock this e8400 would I still be able to keep the FSB1333?
  3. 1- That RAM with lower CL is perfect for games and applications. Lower CL is better and more if that comes with higher speed.
    2- Yeah, with OC u still having the 1333 FSB.
  4. I'm not going to be playing alot of games,more of docs,music,pics,movies.
    I really liked the Corsair DDR2-1000. PDC21G8000ELK

    I read this article:,1223-29.html
    and emailed Patriot to see where I could buy this.
  5. I contacted ESC and they told me,
    The OS limit for this motherboard is VISTA_64 BITS.

    I really wanted windows 7, I know this board is old and starting to wonder is this rally worth it?
  6. Vista and 7 are very similar u can giving a try to Win 7 and if works maybe u see a slow load OS.
  7. well I haven't even bought anything yet and I'm already running into roadblocks and I think I'd be better off getting a board that is more popular like a ASUS, nothing against ecs but I kinda feel like i'm in the desert with a hole in my my canteen :bounce: .
  8. Best answer
    Good choice, change for an ASUS mobo is the best way.
  9. thanks saint19, I'd like to end this and I'm heading over to Best Of Tom’s Hardware: Beginner’s Guide To Motherboard Selection and see if I need a micro board or not,

    Have lot of reading to do and looking forward to posting again.

  10. Best answer selected by trex6820.
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