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What memory is best for my cpu?


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Quick and dirty
CPU P4
Real Clock 200
Effective Clock 800
Memory 512 + 512 DDR2 PC2-3200

Now comes the hard part (at least for me).

What is the highest DDR2 memory that is supported on this computer?
Will DDR2 PC2-5300 run at the PC2-5300 speed if I remove the PC2-3200 memory?
THESE MHZ AND MHZ AND (MHZ) HAVE ME ALL CONFUSED.
I bought the 5300 memory on sale (2 - 1meg sticks of memory)
Would also like to know if better with the 2 - 1meg alone or
added to the 2 - 512 sticks.
My computer supports dual channel.
Thanks, in advance, for any information.
Bob
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Hello bpbp00 and welcome to G2G!

Not all P4 motherboards support DDR2, check the specifications of the motherboard.
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I already posted that the motherboard uses DDR2 memory. It came with the 2 sticks of 512 DDR2-400. The Everest motherboard site does not tell me what is the max speed memory that I can use. So we know that DDR2 memory is OK. I bought two 1gb chips of DDR2-667. I already know that if I put all 4 sticks in at the same time that I will run my memory at the lowest speed. I need to know the highest speed memory that the motherboard can accept. It is an Asus PTGD1-LA and the specs say Real Clock - 200mhz, Effective Clock - 800mhz and bandwith 6400 MB/s. Would I run better with all 4 sticks of mixed speed or just the two 1 mb chips of the higher speed?
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I've checked the ASUS site but it doesn't regonise the model number, it could be a HP OEM motherboard. I did a Google and came up with the specs below. According to them it doesn't support DDR2 only DDR.

Features/Specifications:
ASUS PTGD1-LA Socket 775 ATX MB w/P4 3.4GHz

General Features:
Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
Supports up to 3.4 GHz CPU
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.4 GHz pre-installed
Socket 775
ATX Form Factor
800 MHz Front Side Bus
Supports up to 4GB DDR266/333/400
One FDD connector
RealTek ALC650 8-channel audio with Intel High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports 4 Serial ATA devices
Realtek RTL8101L LAN
10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet controller

Expansion Slots:
One (1) PCI Express x16 graphics PEG slot
Three (3) PCI slots
No AGP slot

I/O Ports:
One (1) parallel port
One (1) video (VGA) port
Two (2) PS/2 ports
One (1) RJ-45 Fast Ethernet LAN port
One (1) IEEE 1394 port
Four (4) USB Ports
Six (6) audio ports support 8-channel audio configuration

Installed Processor:
Intel P4 LGA-775 CPU
3.40 GHz/1M/800

Supported Processors:
Intel LGA-775 CPU
800 MHz FSB
3.4 GHz max

Regulatory Approvals:
FCC
CE
BSMI

http://www.geeks.com...vtid=PTGD1-3400
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I checked the hp site for my computer model a1133w and it says DDR2. Everest says DDR2. The memory sticks I bought and inserted say DDR2.
So, LETS JUST ASSUME that I have DDR2 memory as described previuosly. Should I mix and match and what is the highest I can go.
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http://h10025.www1.h...n...461&lang=en

According to the correct specs is supports 533MHz/400MHz DDR2. Check the Wikipedia link for speeds > http://en.wikipedia....wiki/DDR2_SDRAM

You could also try running Crucial's system scanner, it will automatically detect what you need > http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/
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