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RIMM4200 in Older Rambus board

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October 3, 2002 10:45:27 PM

I made the mistake of buying an Asus P4T533. So now that I've returned it I still need a motherboard. I don't want to throw away the 2 32 bit RIMM 4200 1066mhz memory cards, so what I was wondering is this.

Can they be used in any Rambus motherboard, or will they only work in boards that support 32 bit memory?
October 4, 2002 12:16:09 AM

only P4T533 support Rimm 4200 and Rimm 4200 is support by P4T533 only.Gigabytes epox have play with the idea to move to 32 bit.

Now what to do??
October 4, 2002 2:21:59 AM

The MSI 850 Max will also support 32bit RDRAM, so I could go with that. But I don't know much about MSI so I was thinking of just using an Intel board. Thus my question. We'll give the MSI a bit more research. Thanks.
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October 4, 2002 4:44:24 AM

I suggest that you get a rework P4T533.I have suggest 3 week ago that asus will rework the boards look they will do it for faster performance (less that 1%) and better stability (was not so good) samsung have also mad a major die revision.Rimm 4200 mobo was too young to be in mass production i hope after this that yes.Also all RDRAM have a new accesse time 32P and 30.I guess that 30ns will be use 1 on 32 bit ram.Also AMDXXX website have test the P4T533 vs P4T533-C and latency is lower so i was right.

Now what to do??
a b } Memory
a b V Motherboard
October 5, 2002 4:25:01 AM

Think about it, regular RAMBUS is 16-bit, RIMM4200 is a 32-bit version of the 16-bit PC1066. It has more connections, which means a different socket.

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October 7, 2002 4:29:40 PM

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Think about it, regular RAMBUS is 16-bit, RIMM4200 is a 32-bit version of the 16-bit PC1066. It has more connections, which means a different socket.

And even if it wasn't a difference socket (which it <i>is</i> different) you would still be accessing the RAM as though it were 16-bit on a 16-bit RDRAM mobo. So you'd probably end up with only half of the stick's memory being used anyway. So it's probably a good thing that they're different sockets or else people would be complaining a lot about their system not reading their RAM right. ;) 

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October 7, 2002 5:42:08 PM

that because of I850E that not support 2 channel 2 time so it imposible to use 4 RIMM with 32 RDRAM aslo long that intel dont update i850E.

Now what to do??
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