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Old 08-10-2014, 08:28 AM   #1
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So I am looking at upgrading the ram in my current desktop to 4GB. Its takes DDR2 667/800, Now I am looking through eBay and found some but according to the listing description its only fit for AMD Mobo's and my Mobo is Intel based , Now I've never known ram to be motherboard specific.

Ram: NEW 2GB DDR2 667MHz PC2 5300U 240pin DIMM Memory RAM AMD Motherboard | eBay

Mobo Specs: ECS Web Site > G31T-M7 (V1.0)
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:49 AM   #2
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Yeah i have never heard of that ether. I have heard of ram that is specific designed to run on a certain chipset, while still being supported on other platforms. But not AMD supported only
But anyway, i'll not recommend buying unbranded RAM.
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Check out G.Skill, Kingston and Corsair. They will work with most motherboards.
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So the ram arrived today, I put it in and turned the computer on and no beep codes, nothing appeared on the screen. Put the original ram back in and it worked..
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sooo you did buy that crap RAM you linked to?
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:52 AM   #6
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Yeah, I am regretting it now. I've found ram but its PC6400 2GB 800MHZ DDR2 Desktop RAM - Lifetime Warranty - Principal Computers Hobart as the sticks I've had are PC5300 so I am not sure whether to get the PC6400.
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Well after the research I did it seems that using PC6400 instead of PC5300 is fine but will just run at the maximum speeds the motherboard supports. As for the new ram I got I have no idea why it would only work in AMD based motherboard and not an Intel based one..
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:27 AM   #9
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Well I managed to find some working second ram and got 8GB for $40, 4 x 2GB and works like a charm. Only thing is since my motherboard only supports up to 4GB its got only got 4GB but I do plan on finding a motherboard that supports up to 8GB.
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