Solved DDR2 differences or not

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June 27, 2017 at 04:35:26
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, ntel Core i3 2120 - 3.30 GHz-4GB / 4GB DDR3 Ram
Have received from a friend an old PC with an ASUS M2N-MX motherboard which has four DDR2 DIMM (128 bit, 240-pin module) bays. But there are no RAMs in it. In the description I found on ASUS's site there is this further formation on the motherboard:

"Dual-Channel DDR2 800 DDR2 is the next generation memory technology to replace the current DDR. With the highest speed up to 800MHz, DDR2 memory provides great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications".

Have found on the internet these DDR2 dimms and the socket and bays are the same, but I am not sure they are the right ones:

"2GB 2x1GB DDR2-667 PC2-5300 5300U Non-ECC DIMM Memory RAM 4 Desktop PC 240-pin RAM modules".

Can anyone answer this question for me


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#1
June 27, 2017 at 05:24:16
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Generally speaking the compatible RAM for any motherboard is determined by not ONLY the form factor (240 pin)and generation (DDR2) but also by the limits of the motherboard and possibly the CPU.

I believe the RAM sticks you found should work. However, is there a CPU present? How much are you going to spend on the RAM. That board is pretty old so performance will be limited. Not worth putting much cash into it.

Also, how do you know the board is even functional? I am wondering why your friend didn't also give you the outdated RAM that fit that board.


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#2
June 27, 2017 at 05:55:23
The costs are negligable around 3.98 £ = 9 €, postage even free ! I'll go ahead, so that I can go and experiment with LinuxMint. Thank you

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#3
June 27, 2017 at 05:56:38
My friend has been promising me to look for them in the attack, since morte than a year.

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#4
June 27, 2017 at 13:20:18
But does the board have a CPU & cooler installed on it?

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#5
June 27, 2017 at 17:25:43
"ASUS M2N-MX motherboard which has four DDR2 DIMM (128 bit, 240-pin module) bays"

The RAM slot description is not entirely accurate. A single stick of DDR RAM is 64-bit. When two sticks are paired up correctly to enable dual channel mode, then they become 128-bit. The board accepts up to 8GB (4 x 2GB). I recommend a minimum of 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2-800. I'm not suggesting you buy the following, I just wanted to show you the 8GB limit. ASUS hasn't updated the info about that board in several years.

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compa...


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#6
July 7, 2017 at 03:07:56
You were right "don't put too much money in it". I paid 9.12 € for 4GB RAM. The refurbished PC works better than my current one.

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#7
July 7, 2017 at 03:09:14
CPU and cooler included. This old motherboard already had SATA connections

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