Solved What type of memory and Hard disk i need for Gigabye

February 20, 2013 at 01:54:02
Specs: Windows 7
Mother model GA-M51GM-S2G ?
i got a new motherbored + CPU (dont know what kind) but dont know what memory and hard disk well work best with him...

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February 20, 2013 at 04:58:36
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That's definitely not a "new" motherboard. You provided a link with all the info, what is it that you don't understand?

Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800 memory architecture

1. 4 DDR2 DIMM memory slots (supports up to 16GB memory)(Note 1)
2. Supports dual channel DDR2 800/667/533/400 DIMMs
3. Supports 1.8V DDR2 DIMMs

(Note 1) Due to the limitation of Windows 32-bit operating system, when more than 4GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory available for the operating system will be less than 4GB; Windows 64-bit operating system doesn't have such limitation.

In other words, if you're going to run a 32-bit OS, limit your RAM amount to 4GB DDR2-800. And if you want dual channel mode to kick in, you'll need 2 x 2GB. If you're going to run a 64-bit OS, you can install up to 16GB but do not exceed 4GB per slot. Be aware that DDR2 memory is older technology & more expensive than DDR3.

The board has 4 SATA 3Gb/s connectors & 2 IDE connectors. IDE is pretty much obsolete so you should go with a SATA HDD. As for the brand & capacity of the HDD, that's up to you.

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February 21, 2013 at 16:37:06
Thank you very much fot the answer.
maybe you can recommend what memory to choose from:
*G.Skill 1x1GB DDR2 667Mhz Value
*Kingston 1x1GB DDR2 800Mhz Value
*Kingston 1x1GB DDR2 667Mhz
*G.Skill 1x2GB DDR2 667Mhz PQ Series
*G.Skill 1x2GB DDR2 800Mhz Blue HS
*Patriot 1x2GB DDR2 800Mhz Signature
*Kingston 1x2GB DDR2 800Mhz Value

And one more question if i possible, what is better the 667Mhz or 800Mhz ?

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