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Old 11-27-2006, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need advice on DDR2 for ASUS P5B Deluxe

Im looking for 2gb of DDR2, I do mainly gaming but do use photoshop and other apps.
What would be some good ram for the mobo, Ive heard its a little picky when it comes to ram? Is the latency (CAS) the main factor when buying ram or the bus speed?
BTW, I do not overclock, and dont intend to. I dont want to go crazy money wise, looking to spend around $250 bucks.
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I was just browsing newegg and saw this (http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231098) would this be good? It seems to cheap to be good lol. I'm a believer of getting what you pay for.
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WOW! It seems I have stumped all of you LOL! 28 views not one reply. No one on this board has a P5B mobo??
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a P5B deluxe and am running the Patriot DDR2-800 ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220144

except I bought that set when it was 199.99

I dont think the mobo is *that* picky when it comes to RAM. You will have to set the timings in the bios though.

I would go for a CAS4 set instead of a CAS5 - like this set:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231087
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I was looking at that ram but then I read this in the customer reviews.

Pros: After a month of troubleshooting, I found this product to be incomaptible with the P5B deluxe motherboard

So I was a little scared to try it.
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I was looking at that ram but then I read this in the customer reviews.

Pros: After a month of troubleshooting, I found this product to be incomaptible with the P5B deluxe motherboard

So I was a little scared to try it.
Maybe it was just a bad stick or something.

I dont know why it wouldnt be compatible. Contact ASUS and see what they recommend - though their recommendation list is probably only limited to Corsair (cause thats the only memory they bothered testing it on).
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Well I got some Corsair XMS pc-6400 last night and build the new system.
**** its fast I can really tell the difference, so im happy
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've got the Corsair XMS 6400 on a P5B-E motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034
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Yes that is the same I bought, great ram and worked no problem.
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Old 11-30-2006, 01:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ASUS is picky and does like corsair, but others may work as well.
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