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Rico750

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ok i jst bougth a ASUS K8V-x motherboard with a via K8T800 chipset and an athlon 64 3400+ cpu
what memory does go with this is my question??.

I understand that i need PC3200 DDR400 but there are even different onec in those... on ebay i bought pc3200 memory but it just beeped and diodnt work.

and then there is cheap generic.. how do i know what to look for when i buy? thanks guys

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customcomp

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MAke sure your Buying DDR And not ST ram and check that you dont have DDR2 as that can not be matched with DDR
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by the way the pc(number) will not make a differnce thats just the speed it runs at. eg if you have a pc2100 and a pc3200 the pc3200 will run at the same speed as the other one witch is pc2100
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Rico750

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so then why is there high and low latency DDR400 ram ?

and why does high not work with all chipsets ?

any one ?
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hi rico-
check out the crucial website, it has a tool to find the correct memory for your system. guaranteed to be compatible, so you cant go wrong.
we reccomend going with the big names in RAM- crucial, corsair, kingston, etc. these are high quality parts that will last a long time, and not cause problems. the cheap stuff will save you only a few dollars, and can cause all kinds of grief...
I would suggest you get a matched set of RAM, so you can maximize your buss speed, etc. to make the system run as fast as it is designed to!
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I recommend Geil ram, it's great memory and a good price too.
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