|I picked up a replacement motherboard and wonder what is the maximum RAM I can use.|
My o/s is Windows XP Pro SP3.. the Motherboard is an ASUS P4P800-E Pentium 4
- 3.06 GHz... In the BIOS it shows.:1600 MHz Speed FSB Speed 533 MHZ
I now have two slot filled with 256 Mb each = 512 Mb (total)
There are 4 slots in all.... the book states that this board qualifies for DDR400 modules..
and lists sizes 256 MB and 512 MB (no memtion of 1 Gig in the list)
BUT< On a previous page of the manual, it states that I can install from 64 Mb, 128 Mb, 256 Mb, 512 Mb AND 1 GB DDR DIMMs
Recommended memory configuration DDR400/DDR333/DDR266 and Frequency/CPU FSB 800 MHz, 533 MHz and 400 MHz and Memory Frequency between 266 MHz, 333 MHz,
In the BIOS it reads: 512 Secondary memory cache
1600 MHz Speed
FSB Speed 533 MHz
My question is: What defines the type and amount of RAM I can use? the type of motherboard ??? or the CPU ????
Can I put 1 Gig DDR DIMMs in each slot to pump it up to 4 Gigs total or am I limited to the 512 Mb for each slot? I don't want to order 1 Gig modules if it won't take it.
Thanks for any advice... Jeannette :)