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RAM Memory Speed compatibility

I recently successfully installed 2 x 1GB [240 pin 128Mx64] DDR2 PC2-8500, 1066 MHz unbuffered, Crucial supplied memory units. I used the Crucial dianostic tool to select the 2x1GB units which were recommended by Crucial as compatible with my PC's exisiting memory units. The mother board is Asus M2N-TE and has four memory slots, two yellow, two black. There are two original [not Crucial supplied] 500 MB memory units installed [240 pin 128x64] DDR2 PC-5300, 667 MHz unbuffered. All units have been installed as pairs. Please advise if the total memory will run at 667 MHz, i.e. the 1 GB units may not operate at the optimum 1066 MHz of the new units. If the total 3GB memory can only run at 667 MHz would it be best to remove the 500 GB and use the 2GB on its own to get the faster memory speed? I do not use the PC for games but would welcome faster memory for downloads. Also, how do I modify the BIOS settings / system board settings to optimise the relationship between the 2GB faster memory units and the BUS speed?

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  • ronbagwell Feb 15, 2009

    shanemorris, Many thanks for your very helpful and prompt reply on memory speed. Have you any information on the second part of the issue, i.e. should I need to change the BIOS settings and System BUS speed to accommodate the faster memory units? If so any advice on how I may do this?

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All memory will operate at the slowest speed chip unfortunately. the only way to get the higher speed is to have all chips capeable of that particular speed.

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I bought a new 1GB ram(DD2) when i insert it it nt work bt whenever i insert it with old 512MB ram then its work bt in bios setting only show the 1GB ram


Maybe 1GB is the maximum amount of memory that your system will hold. And maybe your system likes memory to be in pairs, so when you put the 1GB in by itself it didn't work, but when you put it in with a 512MB it works.

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My gigabyte motherboard will support single chip 2gb ram and i have to upgrade my ram into ddr2 533mhz to ddr2 667mhz or 800mhz it is possible for my motherboard


Gigabyte GA-945GZM-S2 - motherboard - micro ATX - LGA775 Socket - i945GZ specifications
  • it looke like the supported RAM
  • Supported RAM Technology DDR2 SDRAM
  • Supported RAM Speed 533 MHz , 400 MHz
  • hope this helps
  • General
  • Product Type Motherboard - Micro ATX
  • Cache Memory None
  • Chipset Type Intel 945GZ Express / Intel ICH7
  • Max Bus Speed 800.0 MHz
  • Processor Socket LGA775 Socket
  • Max Processors Qty 1.0
  • Compatible Processors Core 2 Extreme , Celeron D , Core 2 Duo , Pentium D , Pentium 4
  • Memory
  • Max Supported Memory 2.0 GB
  • Supported RAM Technology DDR2 SDRAM
  • Supported RAM Speed 533 MHz , 400 MHz
  • RAM Features Dual channel memory architecture
  • Graphics
  • Graphics Controller Intel GMA 950
  • Memory Allocation Technology Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0
  • Audio
  • Type High Definition Audio (8-channel)
  • Audio Codec Realtek ALC888
  • Compliant Standards High Definition Audio
  • LAN
  • Network Controller Marvell Yukon 88E8001
  • Network Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet
  • Modem None
  • Expansion / Connectivity
  • Expansion Slot(s) 1.0 x Processor ( 1.8 V ) - LGA775 Socket ( x4 mode ) , 4.0 x PCI Express x16 - DIMM 240-pin , 3.0 x Memory , 1.0 x PCI
  • Storage Interfaces Intel ICH7 : ATA-100 - connector(s): 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4.0 device(s) , Intel ICH7 : Serial ATA-300 - connector(s): 1 x 40pin IDC - 2.0 device(s)
  • Interfaces 1.0 x Audio - Floppy interface - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Storage - Line-out - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 1.0 x Audio - RS-232 - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) , 4.0 x Serial - VGA - Mini-phone 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Microphone - Line-in - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) , 1.0 x Keyboard - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 1.0 x Display / video - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 4 pin USB Type A , 1.0 x Audio - Line-out (center/subwoofer) - Mini-phone 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Network - Generic - 34 pin IDC , 1.0 x Parallel - Line-out (side surround) - RJ-45 , 1.0 x Audio - Line-in - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Hi-Speed USB - Line-out (rear) - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) , 1.0 x Audio - Input - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Mouse - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Audio - 4 pin MPC

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Following installation of my 'Crucial CT12864AA800' 1GB DDR2 240 PIN 128Mx64 PC2 RAM, my Intellistation Pro M Series [not sure what #] will not load the OS. Is it not compatible? I checked...


This is the download page for HMM, (Hardware Maintenance Manual), for the IBM IntelliStation M Pro 6219,

http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-45692

Under the heading > File link, click on > 71p9918.pdf, in blue

[ After you click you won't see anything happening. The PDF file is downloading in the background.
I have Adobe Reader 9.3.4. version, and a medium speed DSL connection. Took 122 seconds before the first page popped up, and the file was fully downloaded also. Longest time it has taken for a PDF file download, in 5 years of downloading. Just wanted to give you a 'Heads Up' ]

In the Bookmarks menu to the left, click on the + sign next to > General Information
Now click on the sub-heading > Features and Specifications

MEMORY
Minimum: 256MB
Maximum: 4GB
Type: PC2100
Connectors: four dual inline memory module (DIMM) connectors

Plain English;

The Minimum Amount of ram memory that can be used is 256MB.
The Maximum Amount of ram memory that can be used is 4GB. (4096MB)

The TYPE is PC2100. That is DDR Sdram at 266MegaHertz. (266MHz)

Crucial CT12864AA800 is DDR2 Sdram at 800MHz!
PC2-6400

Now WHAT is going on here?

DDR Sdram has 184 gold plated contact pins on the bottom. 92 on EACH side. There is one Locating Notch on the bottom.

DDR2 Sdram has 240 gold plated contact pins on the bottom. 120 on EACH side. There is one Locating Notch on the bottom.

Supporting data is 1) the Hardware Maintenance Manual I just gave you a link to.

This is information about the Crucial CT12864AA800 ram memory module,

http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT12864AA800



The contact pins on the bottom of a ram memory module are for Voltage, Signal, Ground, and a host of other attributes.

The orientation of the contact pins in regard to the above mentioned attributes, are in a different place, when comparing DDR Sdram to DDR2 Sdram.
Hence the added number of contact pins in a DDR2 Sdram ram memory module.

More than likely the ram memory module is fried. Can't say about the motherboard, in regard to the ram memory slot, or the Northbridge chip.

[Northbridge and Southbridge chip are the motherboard chipset. The Northbridge chip for the IBM IntelliStation M Pro 6219 is an Intel E7205, the Southbridge chip is an Intel 82801DB,

http://www.intel.com/products/workstation/chipsets/e7205/e7205-overview.htm

Similar to the Intel 875P, (82875P),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Pentium_4_Chipsets ]


Who recommended this ram memory module? Crucial?

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I have Acer Aspire-5570-4765 laptop with Intel Core Duo Processor T2050 (1.60GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 2MB L2Cache) & 1 GB DDR2 (support dual channel) RAM memory. I want to upgrade RAM my memory from 1GB...


512 MB of DDR2 533 MHz system memory, upgradeable to 2 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support)

Yes its possible
Yes but the memory its going to run at slow speed 533Mhz

Sep 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Will Intel D102 Series Motherboard support Transcend 1 GB DDR2 667 Mhz RAM. Please confirm


According to Intel, this board will support a maximum of 2 x 1GB PC2-4200 533MHz Memory Modules, so your PC2-5300 667MHz Ram may not work.

Intel® Desktop Board D102GGC2 - System Memory Features:

The board has two 240-pin DIMM sockets and supports the following memory features:
1.8 V (only) DDR2 SDRAM DIMMs with gold-plated contacts
Unbuffered, single-sided or double-sided DIMMs with the following restriction: Double-sided DIMMs with x16 organization are not supported.
2 GB maximum total system memory
Minimum total system memory: 128 MB
Non-ECC DIMMs
Serial Presence Detect
DDR2 533 or DDR2 400 SDRAM DIMMs

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What bus speed memory do i need


I'm taking a guess that it's bus speed is 667 Mhz. This is based on the slowest RAM chips that will work on it, which are DDR2 RAM PC2-5300 240-Pin DIMM. You can however use, DDR2 PC2-8500,DDR2 PC2-6400, or DDR2 PC2-5300 speeds because the faster RAM is backwards compatible. It's best to install RAM chips in matching pairs for your machine.

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Ram


Your motherboard can take DDR or DDR2 RAM modules.

Crucial says: "Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700,DDR PC3200,DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 1GB per slot." No sense getting 4GB since the max is 2GB.

You can get higher speed RAM (PC2-6400) because it is backward compatible.

I would go with the 2 X 1GB Corsair from the ones listed.

Or consider the options on Crucial's site. See this page:

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=P5VDC-MX

Two 1GB modules of DDR2 PC2-5300 run about $34 US.

(PS. Your 450W power supply will handle about anything.)

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RAM Help!


Hi there.
Yes it is related to PC2 and it runs at 800Mhz, this why your system is seeing only half the speed, your system does however support a module running at 333 module and a 400 module, this is the base limit that the memory runs at.
If the memory was 533 then the computer would not start up because the bios wouldn't recognize it.

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CHECK RAM ONE BY ONE, IT MAY BE POSSIBLE THAT THE RAM IS FAULTY

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