I think the older Pc-800 RDR sticks are 184 pin, although that might be DDR. Yeah, I know for sure though, that Pc-4200 and Pc-3200 32-bit RDR is 232 pin. I don't think RDR can be packaged densely enough for 1gb sticks, even the older Pc-800 are only in 512Mb sticks, which are notoriusly hard to find.
I'm pretty sure that the P4t-533c is using 16-bit RDR, hence 4 rimm slots, and perhaps, 184 pin RDR. Yes, RDR is tested out for stability in pairs in all the slots. Even the first i850 boards I used were stable with full slots. Hmm...yes, 4 sticks of Pc-1066 would be nice, a whole gig of overclocking sweetness.
Yup. Looks like the only option really. I'm amazed Abit doesn't have a strong competitor in this class of mobo. I've two Abit mobos, probably due to the fact that when I built my first system this place was covered with A7V problem threads. Notice I still don't go for a Via chipset. Must have learned something from ya. Heh!
Quetz: Whew! Thought you had gone lala there. Didn't want to offend. LoL!
Well, there's always the Gigabyte GA-8IHXP if you want the best and are willing to pay for it...
As for VIA, I won't stop complaining until they either get bought out by an honest company, go under, quit making chipsets, or I do a proportional amount of damage to them as they did to me.
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