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Important memory question; please help

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January 10, 2003 11:01:33 PM

I am going to buy from neweeg a P4 2.53 533MHz with a Gigabyte GA-8IHXP2 Tehama-E 850E/ICH4 chipset Socket 478 LAN ATA133 RAID AC97 Sound ATX motherboard and Dane Elec RAMBUS RIMM 1066 512MB NON-ECC is this a good combination? Should I consider DDR instead? THANKS!

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January 12, 2003 12:45:18 AM

Pretty much what I'm intending to get, couldn't find a bad review anywhere, so I'm as convinced as it's possible to be at the mo'.

I can't find any pc1066 with the right number of pins (184 if I remember right) though, only pc800. So what goes on there? Do 2 800s run at 1066 in dual or is there just no memory available yet?

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January 12, 2003 1:10:04 AM

This is one of the fastest boards out there. The i850E is the faster P4 chipset.

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January 12, 2003 1:10:54 AM

Lots of places sell PC-1066. Try newegg.com as an example, googlegear also has them.

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January 12, 2003 1:22:04 AM

Ooh yeah, 16bit ones! Must be just the UK shops being useless then, my bad. :) 

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January 12, 2003 2:10:04 AM

Yes, standard RDRAM is 16-bit, which is why it needs to be Dual Channel AND DDR to match the P4 bus (PC1066 runs at 533MHz, DDR, and Dual Channel, to make it's 16-bit bus 32-bits wide at 1066MHz equivalent, for the 64-bit 533MHz P4 bus)

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