ASRock P4i945GC MB 3.06GHz P4; what speed RAM

May 5, 2011 at 06:51:47
Specs: Windows 2000/XP, Intel 3.06GHz P4
I have just purchased the above motherboard to replace a faulty one. The faulty motherboard took DDR PC3200 400MHz RAM, while the new one takes DDR2. Accordingly, I also purchased a RAM upgrade 2 x 2GB DDR2 400MHz PC3200 to go into the new board, but unfortunately got ECC rather than non-ECC RAM, and the system doesn't come up on the monitor at all. I shall probably have to sell this RAM on eBay, but now the most urgent thing is to obtain the correct type.

I note that DDR2 400MHz PC3200 is rare and expensive, while non-ECC is apparently non-existent. However, faster modules are relatively cheap. Can I use, say, the following with this CPU and motherboard combination ...
http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/par...


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#1
May 5, 2011 at 07:49:51
The ram will work but don't buy 4gb kit because u have 32bit cpu.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.a...

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#2
May 5, 2011 at 08:08:38
kuwese wrote:
The ram will work but don't buy 4gb kit because u have 32bit cpu.

Thanks for the confirmation, but can you please explain further why not 4GB?


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#3
May 5, 2011 at 09:32:12
Read this
http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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#4
May 5, 2011 at 09:36:53
If you have a 533MHz FSB CPU, you should be running DDR2-667. But if you're evenually going to replace the crappy P4 for a Core 2 Duo, you may want to consdier DDR2-800. If the BIOS allows it, all you'll need to do is adjust the RAM setting for the optimal speed.

Sorry, looks like I "spoke" too soon. I just looked at the specs & it's an old S478 board. No Core 2 Duo for you!

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.a...

Here you go, use code SAVEMAYS for $5 off your order:

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php...


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#5
May 5, 2011 at 11:27:29
Thanks to both.

I understand about the system memory issue, but still think it's worth having the full 4GB RAM.

I've ordered direct from Crucial in the UK.


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