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Old 04-07-2008, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Plain and simple will these two pieces of hardware work together?

Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - ASUS M2N-E AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Only reason I am asking is because I've heard of this board having RAM compatibility issues.
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no because the board uses ddr2 ram.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It won't work, because you've chosen DDR memory, and that motherboard only supports DDR2. So I would sugggest either:

2 x 1GB Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2-800[N]
2 x 1GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR2-800[N]
2 x 1GB GeIL DDR2-800[N]
2 x 1GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition DDR2-800[N]
2 x 1GB Team Xtreem DDR2-800[N]

About the RAM compatibility issues, the latest BIOS usually fixes them.
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so do most of these new AM2 boards not support that type of ram either?
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All AM2 socket motherboards only support DDR2. There maybe some that support both DDR/DDR2, but theres no point, when DDR2 is at it's lowest price point.
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Reason I dont want ddr2 is because my motherboard gave out and wanted to just upgrade my cpu and mobo to am2 while using the same old ram i had but i guess ill have to get some ram too.

Is this also the case w/ the new intel motherboards?

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meh, you're right those prices are ridiculously low, i think i'll just go with the OCZ reaper kit since i've been very happy with their products in the past.
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Yes. Seriously though, DDR2 is very cheap these days. Look at the list, I showed you earlier.

What CPU are you upgrading to?
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Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Black Edition Processor - CPUs / Processors

One I have now is an AMD 4800+ socket 939. Couldn't find a decent 939 to replace the current board I have which failed due to the northbridge fan being under heavy stress from the heat of my 8800 gtx sitting directly on top of it. the northbridge is completely messed. CPU is fine though.
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you can get this cpu and OC it. Save $30 and throw it towards ddr2 ram and grab an AM2 board.
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
$56
Newegg.com - A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
$42

You'll be spending $13 more
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