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Old 11-15-2005, 10:26 PM   #1
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Hey is this value ram ok? Its got a 20 dollar mail in rebate so is it a good value? I need some new ram for my system and im trying to find some value ram.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220037

Also, how do you check to see if your mobo suports pc 3200?
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Old 11-15-2005, 10:53 PM   #2
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Alien ware if I'm correct use Patriot on the laptops so they must be pretty good. As for the mobo support use Everest to see what mobo you got and check on MFG website for info on it.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:06 AM   #3
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Ok i checked the MFG website and im getting mixed messages.
http://www.fic.com.tw/product/mother...k7m-nf18g.aspx

THe webiste says my mbo does support ddr 400 but it makes a big deal about supporting dual chanel ddr 333. Can a mobo support dual channel pc2700 and not dual channel pc3200?

ALso, what exactly is dual channel?
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the newer mobo's have whats called duel channel mode, you can take 2 sticks of ram and put them on the mobo (usually color corodinated) and enable duel channel mode.. its just a faster way the system reads the ram. There is no problem with Value ram just don't expect to do any overclocking with it.. Some people are very anal about there ram but most of the time different brands are all cut from the same sheet. If your board is a duel channel board and supports pc 3200 then you shouldn't have any problem..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130497
this mobo does not support duel channel

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130443
this one does

Look at the ram slots (dims) and see the color coordination? I just used msi boards as a demonstartion, almost all brands of boards have non duel channel and then duel channel ofcourse get duel channel if you can I suggest at least 2 sticks of 512 ddr 400
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Looks ok
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Low-latency DDR RAM isn't worth the money. Go with higher frequencies if you want extra performance, just make sure it operates at 1T command rate.

So yeah, value RAM is fine, as long as it's branded RAM.
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Old 11-16-2005, 05:46 PM   #7
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OK so my mobo has matching colors for the ram slots but it only has two slots. THe mfg website says it supports ddr 400. But it said nothing about dual channel ddr 400.
It did say it supports dual channel ddr 333. So again, can a mobo support dual channel pc2700 and not dual channel pc3200?
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:26 PM   #8
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COm on guys the rebate xpires tommorow and i need an answer!
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I seen mobos that the only way they will support pc3200 was when you over clock it this would be stated on manual. Looks like all you got is pc2700 in dualmode
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