Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-13-2009, 08:38 AM   #1
Daemon Poster
 
cantona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 680
Default Help choosing RAM

Hello all,

I need some help buying RAM. I have never before bought RAM before or installed it. My system is as follows:

Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo2
Ram: 512mb DDR SDRAM PC3200 (200mhz)

If you need any more info please feel free to ask.

I want to have 2gb of RAM total. Ok, I thnk thats about it. As I said before I have never upgraded RAM before so I have no idea what I am doing. All help is appreciated.

Regards,
Cantona
__________________

__________________
Into my arms, O Lord
cantona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 09:01 AM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,744
Default Re: Help choosing RAM

If you decide to get ram you MUST get DDR RAM. DDR slower than DDR2 and DDR3. You can stick with DDR or you can upgrade your motherboard to one that can use DDR2 or DDR3.
__________________

StratosP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 09:05 AM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
wol-va-rine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,104
Default Re: Help choosing RAM

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) - $55 shipped
__________________
MY INTARDNET BEAST ■ Antec 300 ■ Q6600 B3, 2.8GHz @ 1.325v ■ MSI X48C Platinum ■ Kingwin XT-1264 ■ Visiontek HD 4870 512MB ■ 4x1GB Transcend aXeRam DDR3-1800 @ 1400MHz ■ WD Raptor (160GB) ■ Western Digital (250GB) ■ Samsung (640GB) ■ Seagate (500GB) ■ WD Caviar Green (1TB) ■ OCZ ProXStream 1kw ■ Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum ■ JVC HA RX900 ■

ME ■ I am bald and my head is lumpy...fear me ■
wol-va-rine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 09:27 AM   #4
Daemon Poster
 
cantona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 680
Default Re: Help choosing RAM

thanks for replies guys. the g skill ram sounds good. will it matter that I already have 512mb of ram? also when I install them do they have to go in a particular combo etc?

thanks,
cantona
__________________
Into my arms, O Lord
cantona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 10:10 AM   #5
Fully Optimized
 
wol-va-rine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,104
Default Re: Help choosing RAM

the chart here should let you know where to put them so that they run in dual channel...
__________________
MY INTARDNET BEAST ■ Antec 300 ■ Q6600 B3, 2.8GHz @ 1.325v ■ MSI X48C Platinum ■ Kingwin XT-1264 ■ Visiontek HD 4870 512MB ■ 4x1GB Transcend aXeRam DDR3-1800 @ 1400MHz ■ WD Raptor (160GB) ■ Western Digital (250GB) ■ Samsung (640GB) ■ Seagate (500GB) ■ WD Caviar Green (1TB) ■ OCZ ProXStream 1kw ■ Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum ■ JVC HA RX900 ■

ME ■ I am bald and my head is lumpy...fear me ■
wol-va-rine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 09:06 PM   #6
Daemon Poster
 
cantona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 680
Default Re: Help choosing RAM

thanks so much guys. so just beofre I go and get that memory I think I should just check I am going to do it right.

So from reading that page you linked wol-va-rine I gathered to install two sticks of dual channel 1GB, I should take out my 512mb stick of memory and then install each 1gb stick side by side (one in green slot and one in purple slot).

Is this correct?

Cheers again,
Cantona

PS. Also if I wanted to add more memeory to that in the future would I be able to?
__________________
Into my arms, O Lord
cantona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 09:36 PM   #7
In Runtime
 
MNI-SmellyCakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 270
Default Re: Help choosing RAM

I always though dual-channel was color coded, idk i could be wrong.

good luck.
__________________
Sapphire HD 4670 512MB GDDR3 | 2GB Corsair 667MHz | 250GB Sata HDD @ 7200RPM | 500W StealthxStream | AMD Athlon 64 x2 4000+ 2.11GHz | DVD/CD Drive |
MNI-SmellyCakes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 01:42 AM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
wol-va-rine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,104
Default Re: Help choosing RAM

Quote:
Originally Posted by cantona View Post
thanks so much guys. so just beofre I go and get that memory I think I should just check I am going to do it right.

So from reading that page you linked wol-va-rine I gathered to install two sticks of dual channel 1GB, I should take out my 512mb stick of memory and then install each 1gb stick side by side (one in green slot and one in purple slot).

Is this correct?

Cheers again,
Cantona

PS. Also if I wanted to add more memeory to that in the future would I be able to?
take out your RAM and install the new memory in the two green slots, that board seems to want those dimms populated first according to the chart...
__________________
MY INTARDNET BEAST ■ Antec 300 ■ Q6600 B3, 2.8GHz @ 1.325v ■ MSI X48C Platinum ■ Kingwin XT-1264 ■ Visiontek HD 4870 512MB ■ 4x1GB Transcend aXeRam DDR3-1800 @ 1400MHz ■ WD Raptor (160GB) ■ Western Digital (250GB) ■ Samsung (640GB) ■ Seagate (500GB) ■ WD Caviar Green (1TB) ■ OCZ ProXStream 1kw ■ Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum ■ JVC HA RX900 ■

ME ■ I am bald and my head is lumpy...fear me ■
wol-va-rine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 07:59 AM   #9
Daemon Poster
 
cantona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 680
Default Re: Help choosing RAM

thanks for the reply. are you sure wol-va-rine? I may be reading it wrong but it looks to me they want one in green slot and the other in the purple slot?

thanks for all your help,
cantona
__________________
Into my arms, O Lord
cantona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 08:22 AM   #10
Fully Optimized
 
wol-va-rine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,104
Default Re: Help choosing RAM

Quote:
Originally Posted by cantona View Post
thanks for the reply. are you sure wol-va-rine? I may be reading it wrong but it looks to me they want one in green slot and the other in the purple slot?

thanks for all your help,
cantona
"Always insert the memory modules into the GREEN slots first, and it is strongly recommended not to insert the memory modules into the PURPLE slots while the GREEN slots are left empty."

that is a direct quote from the product page right underneath the chart, both green are also labeled channel A while both purple are labeled channel B, the actual chart is retarded, I have no idea why they put it there like that, it probably leads to some confusion...
__________________

__________________
MY INTARDNET BEAST ■ Antec 300 ■ Q6600 B3, 2.8GHz @ 1.325v ■ MSI X48C Platinum ■ Kingwin XT-1264 ■ Visiontek HD 4870 512MB ■ 4x1GB Transcend aXeRam DDR3-1800 @ 1400MHz ■ WD Raptor (160GB) ■ Western Digital (250GB) ■ Samsung (640GB) ■ Seagate (500GB) ■ WD Caviar Green (1TB) ■ OCZ ProXStream 1kw ■ Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum ■ JVC HA RX900 ■

ME ■ I am bald and my head is lumpy...fear me ■
wol-va-rine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0