Help with 4GB of Memory

I need help figuring out the right type of RAM for my motherboard.


ASUS P4P800-E DELUXE 478 Intel 865PE ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131492


I think this is the right type of RAM for my motherboard but I'm surprised at how expensive it is for only 4GB (it's over $100)

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F1-3200PHU2-2GBNS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231047


For new motherboards I can find 24GB of RAM for around $100 so I'm not sure why it's so expensive.


So can anyone recommend the right type of RAM for my computer for around $25 or so for 4GB from ebay?

Thank you for any help!!
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  1. It's expensive because almost no one makes it anymore as it's been out of use for years. The process is also more expensive, and it's an extremely low volume part.

    You already know what to look for on Ebay " 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400"

    Honestly it's time to replace it and memory isn't going to help your performance. Pentium 4s were bad when they came out, let alone now. I don't even think most of the prescotts can handle a 64bit OS so you might not even be able to use 4GB. No sense throwing money art it when you could replace it for 2 or 3 hundred with something much better
  2. I use Windows XP and I know it can only read around 3.5 GB of RAM but I'm fine with that. It's still better than the amount of RAM I have now which is only 1GB.

    I want to find some second hand RAM on Ebay for around $25 like I mentioned which is far away from $200 or $300. So that's my reason, I'm just looking for an inexpensive RAM upgrade at the moment. Not putting 100's of dollars (which is ultra conservative) into a new computer.
  3. found this on e-bay http://stores.ebay.com/GeeK-NoiZe-Memory-and-More/Non-ECC-DDR-/_i.html?_fsub=312471219&_sid=55316889&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322 and since you use xp that must be 32 bits one you will need 2 gig and dont forget your board work in dual channel so try to find one that fit with the one you already got ddr 400
  4. Can my motherboard take 2X2GB of Memory? Or does it have to be 4X1GB?
  5. in the user manual they mark 4x1 gig for support and hter is no 2 gig in the dvl for memory also board have driver up to xp http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&s=15&m=P4P800%20Deluxe&os=17&hashedid=X146WpQPZO5HPtH5
  6. I'm not sure what you're referring to when you say.... board have driver up to xp.

    What does that mean?
  7. that asus made driver to support the motherboard with win xp max they do not have any driver for os like vista or win 7 also it is only listed on there global site not available on any other of there web one
  8. They haven't released drivers for any OS after XP is my guess.
  9. @ someone somewhere see the link you will get the right answer from them
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