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Old 03-22-2009, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default Memory for an ASUS Motherboard

Hello everyone,
I am building a new computer but i am not sure on what type of memory to put on it.
These are the specs of the memory on the motherboard

Memory:
- 4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR2 1200(O.C.)/1066/800/667 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
- Dual Channel memory architecture


Edit: Darn i forgot to fix the title and now i cant change it
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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Anything DDR2 667-1066 will work. You can use up to 1200 if you overclock your system.
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:35 PM   #3
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Default Re: Memory for an ASUS Motherboard

I am not looking to overclock my system, I just want to keep at stock speed, so out of all of those which one would work better with the system?

BTW heres the Motherboard from the main site
http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1...15&modelmenu=2
or form where I am going to buy it
http://www.directron.com/m4a78e.html
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I would go with the 1066 if it is the same price as the 800 or even a few dollars more. I personally have G.skill (2 x 2gb) 1066 with a similar board and it runs very smooth. The only thing is you may have to change a couple settings to actually run the ram at 1066 some boards auto set it to 800 but its real easy to adjust it to run at stated speeds.
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It really depends on which CPU you are going to use. One of the new Phenom II processors would do well with DDR2 1066, otherwise, DDR2 800 would be just fine.
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It really depends on which CPU you are going to use. One of the new Phenom II processors would do well with DDR2 1066, otherwise, DDR2 800 would be just fine.
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Yea, the DDR2 1066 would be a better match. The X4 Phenom will be much happier with the added memory bandwidth over the DDR2 800.
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Ah ok thank you very much Atomic Rooster... but also... ECC or Non-ECC andUn-buffered or buffered?
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Non-ECC.

ECC and buffered are pretty much the same thing. They are used for server systems and are usually incompatible with most standard computer systems.

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Thank you again Atomic Rooster
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