Help needed - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-20-2008, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2
Question Help needed

Hi i am using an MSI 8 XTREME series motherboard with Nvidia nforce 2 chipset and an AMD Athlon 2500+ processor ( 1.8 Ghz)
I am looking to upgrade my operating memory. I know i use DDR 333 (pc2700) memory but i need to know what the maximum memory i can upgrade to and whether i need high or low density memory sticks.
I currently have a 256MB and a 512MB stick and was thinking of buying a 1GB stick to go with them.
Any help or advice on this would be gratefully appreciated as i am new to building/upgrading.
Many thanks,

wolfywarploy is offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 10:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

Trotter's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,388
Default Re: Help needed

Could you be more specific on the mobo odel number? A quick search of MSI's site for "nForce2" yielded three mobos, all of which can handle up to 3gig of RAM.

All of them have this note regarding memory:
"NOTE: nForce2 does not support x4 memory for 1GB but it could support other density of dram chip such as x 8, x16"

You can upgrade to any DDR RAM. A slower speed than what you have will cause the motherboard to downclock your current RAM. Faster RAM will be downclocked to the speed of your current RAM.


Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / ASUS GeForce GTX 960 GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 x6 core / MSI B350 Gaming Plus
Samsung 970 EVO 250GB M.2 SSD / WD Blue SSD 250GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x4GB DDR4 2400 / Win10 Pro x64
Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard

R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 10:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2
Default Re: Help needed

thanks for that m8 think that answered my query
wolfywarploy is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Customized Vista installs - help needed. Kharn Microsoft Windows and Software 5 02-19-2008 01:26 AM
Help needed Spud5437 System Upgrades 2 01-21-2008 05:54 AM
First PC Build, Feedback Needed nick0128 System Upgrades 8 12-07-2007 11:29 AM
Building Gaming PC. Tips Needed. ( im lost ) AhBeng New Systems | Building and Buying 40 09-21-2007 08:38 AM
2 last items needed, psu & heatsink-advice plse Hookster264 New Systems | Building and Buying 14 07-12-2007 08:35 AM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.