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Alzeimer

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I have a client who's computers motherboard is finish (the Gateway from previous post) and he wants me to find another motherboard to fit his old computer parts and i notice that his memory are 2 x 1gb Samsung PC2-4200U 533mhz. (first time I have seen ram defined as U whisch I think means Unregistered or Unbuffered)

My question is will those modules be compatible on a board that accepts regular DIMM or does they only fit specific motherboards.

Thanks in advance for your prompt answers.
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Neil Jones

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PC4200U is the bog-standard unbuffered memory, and to all intents and purposes is exactly the same as PC4200 (without the U on the end).

Registered PC memory is clearly marked as such on the memory itself and it will usually be documented if the board requires registered memory, which most home PCs don't.

In theory you should be able to use standard DDR2 memory, PC4200 through to PC6400 for maximum compatibility. Most modern boards don't care. Most of them will baulk if you try and and mix different speeds of memory.
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A big thank you for your answer,

This is what I had gathered through investigating but was not a 100% sure, they will work just do not mix them with register modules, if U stay with U if adding more.

It will help my search for a compatible board and save money to my client so two happy people.

Thanks again
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