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Can you add to much Ram for the processor to handle?

Motherboard is a Gateway D865GLC currently has 2-256MB DDR PC2700 and 2 open slots. Online diognostic Crucial memory stick thing says each slot can handle a max 1gb card. I am looking at put 2- 1GB DDR400 PC3200 or DDR333/PC2700 in the empties for a total of 2.5 GB. My Processor is a Pentium 4 2.60 GB 800 MHZ FSB w/ HT. Is quintupling the RAM like this outdoing what the processor is capable of, or should cause no problems? All of the RAM is Non-ECC and unbuffered. Intel 865G Chipset is on the motherboard. Thanks for the time and input.

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That additional RMA will be good for your computer so it will be much faster and don't worry everything should work fine there after adding new RAM to your computer....

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What are the hardware requirements for this motherboard in the way of memory, and graphics card? I have a pc2700 256M chip that is only seeing 191M of the total ram. Does it require ddr pc2100 instead? And...


Jeff, some of the system's ram memory is being borrowed. If you are using Integrated Graphics, this is where it is going.

[Integrated Graphics is also known as OnBoard Graphics.
On the motherBoard.

The GPU is soldered to the motherboard. (Hence you plug the monitor cable into the motherboard, via a VGA connector,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector )

A dedicated graphics (adapter) card has it's own GPU.
(Graphics Processing Unit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU ]

Integrated Graphics uses some of the system's resources. The Processor, and Ram Memory.

A dedicated graphics card has it's own Processor, and Ram Memory.
(GPU, and graphics ram memory)


PC2100 is DDR Sdram that operates at a frequency rate of 266MHz.

PC2700 is DDR Sdram that operates at a frequency rate of 333MHz.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR_SDRAM

[Frequency Rate:
Proper 'computer speak' for Speed.
'Speed' is slang.

DDR Sdram:
Double Data Rate Sdram
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory

MHz.
MegaHertz
Mega = Approximately 1 Million
Hertz stands for Cycles per Second.

PC2100 can operate Up To a frequency rate of 266 Million Cycles per Second.
PC2700 - 333 Million Cycles per Second ]

No, using PC2100 is going backwards, and will not help increase the Amount of ram memory, seen by the computer.

According to eMachines Support, the T2642 desktop computer's motherboard, uses an Intel 845GV motherboard chipset.

http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=T%20Series&model=T2642

[Chipset, and Chip are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit.

The motherboard chipset used for the technology of the T2642 motherboard, is the Northbridge, and Southbridge chipset.

(Motherboard's for the Intel Core i3, i5, and i7, do not use this motherboard chipset technology)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

(CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.
Memory Slots = Ram Memory slots ]

The Northbridge chip handles the faster processes of the computer.
The Processor, Ram Memory, and high speed graphics.

High speed graphics being AGP, or PCI Express.
Not a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot.

Integrated Graphics, or a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, is a slower process of the computer.

Slower processes of the computer are handled by the Southbridge chip.

Northbridge (computing)

vhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northbridge_%28computing%29

(At the end of the Northbridge article's first sentence, you will see - southbridge, in blue.
Left-click on it for more info on the Southbridge)

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I need to know the correct ram speed for the Asus P4B533 board, thanks.I have 3 slots. I want to install the maximum possible.


here you go mate:

Memory Memory Type DDR SDRAM Number of Memory Slots 2 x 184 Pin DIMMs Supported RAM speeds 266 MHz Max Supported RAM 2 GB

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Can you have to much Ram for a processor?


You'll be fine. If you have been on crucial you know then whether the modules need to be in matched pairs, which is what it looks like you are doing. The only limitations on RAM are when you go to 4GB using 32-bit processing. It will most likely not all show. But with 2.5GB, you should be humming along quite nicely.

Jan 13, 2009 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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Can I put to much RAM in the motherboard for the Processor?


That additional RAM will be good for your computer so it will be much faster and don't worry everything should work fine there after adding new RAM to your computer....

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I want to add more ram in my pc km400/km266


Oddly enough this board has the following specs: The board supports both Althon and Duron processors up to Athlon XP 2800+ (3000+ with a BIOS update). It can handle 3 GB of DDR333 RAM (or 2 GB of DDR400, but not all types are supported). 
That's the older 184pin DDR ram in PC2700 or PC3200 guises. I can see no reason why it would only accept 2gb of the faster Ram.
Why not go over to www.crucial.com  and run the online scan to get the true story on your board?

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Which RAM to use for Soltek SL-75DRV/-v


Leif: The difference in the numbers (2700 versus 3200) is speed rating-- basically, the higher the number the faster the RAM. Your computer is currently using 2700, so it's safe to use 3200, it's just faster than is currently used/specified.
Your computer is a Socket A - AMD Via-based board, so it is likely the motherboard will accept 1 GB memory modules. With three slots open, you would want to buy 2, 1-GB modules for best results. At current pricing, that would cost about $100. 2- 512MB modules would be next-best and around $55. Be sure to place the two modules in the slots next to each other, and closest to the processor for best results.

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Gigabyte GA-81EXW memory chips


Any 184-pin ddr ram should work on this. You can actually use pc3200 (ddr 400) ram as well. Pc2700 ram is ddr333, and a higher speed ddr ram like pc3200 will work just as well if not better than pc2700, it will simply go down to the speed that the processor requests the ram run at. It's all backwards compatible, faster ram can run slower if the computer needs it to run at the slower speed. Depending on the price you can find as long as you get 184 pin ddr ram either pc2700 or pc3200 with work fine with your motherboard. Peter

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