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Gigabyte GA-81EXW motherboard needs ram

I have a 3.06 Ghz Prescott CPU on the way for this motherboard. I have been looking at ram, see there is a high and low density version of ram, where low density is just about compatable with anything. However it is also double the price or more in most instances. Would this motherboard do OK with the cheaper high? Also would it be good to have two memory chips of a gig each? I see where the advertisers say buy two memory units to get dual channels. Thanks for all the good advice you have been giving.

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Posted on Feb 24, 2008

Re: Gigabyte GA-81EXW motherboard needs ram

If you plan on gaming then go for the higher priced and yes more ram will help in a gaming situation but if your just surfing and writing emails then no you don't need them,It's the timings that make ram better or not,all motherboards will do ok with cheaper ram but make sure you have the correct ram and install it in 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 they are usually colored the same

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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SOURCE: I am trying to remove a and replace the motherboard in my desktop pc. I have quad core processors. How do I fit and get the pc to recognise the new board and processors?

If the motherboard you bought did not come with a processor and heatsink, you will have to take the one from your current system and put them in the new one. You will also need thermal paste for this transfer, so please purchase some if you do not have it already.

Keep in mind that no versions of Windows XP can use more than 4 GB of RAM, and only the 64-bit version of Windows Vista can correctly use it. If you are still intent on replacing the board after knowing this, follow these directions.

You're going to want to be very careful with this kind of procedure. Ensure that everything is unplugged and that you are working in a static free environment. (Not on the carpet!)

First, you'll want to take out the power supply. Follow the cables down, and disconnect them from each of the components it powers. The connections for the motherboard will have retention clips, so be careful. Once you have the connections undone, take a screwdriver and remove the power supply from the case.

Next, look to see if the hard drives hover over the board in any way. If they are not in the way, try not to remove them. We want as little re-assembly as possible.

You're going to want to disconnect the cables for the hard drive(s) next. Remove them from the motherboard, keeping an eye on which cables went where. The same goes for the cables from your DVD/CD drive(s).

Next, take a look at what's connected to your board. Are there any expansion cards? If so, unscrew them from the back of the machine, and carefully lift them out. If there is a videocard in the machine, watch for a retention clip - make sure not to force the card out.

After everything is out, look around. Make sure that there are no fans connected from the case to the board, and if there are, unplug them. Lastly, take the wires running from the front of the case to the bottom area of the board, and disconnect them. Please notice if there are labels on them.. you will need to hook them up according to your new board's arrangement.

Once you're sure that nothing else is connected to the board, start unscrewing it from the side of the case. On most boards, there will be six screws for this. Please make sure you get them all. Once this is done, you can lift the old one out. Most people do this by pulling up on the heatsink fan over their processor. I also suggest lifting by the sides of the board itself. It may tug where the back panel with the keyboard/mouse/USB ports are.. Just lift the board on the upper right side and angle it out if it does.

Once you have the old board out, set it somewhere safe. Remove the heatsink. This will be a forceful procedure.. You'll need to lift the rentention clip and lift it off.. Wipe the old thermal paste from the bottom of the heatsink. Go back to the board, and lift the small lever that is next to the processor. You should be able to lift it out, be very careful with the bottom!

Clean the processor, and get the excess thermal paste off. Lift the retention bracket next to the socket of the new board, carefully lining the processor up and setting it down gently. Lower the bracket.

Apply a small bit of thermal paste to the processor. Spread it evenly, making sure there are no gaps or globs. Take the heatsink, align it with the socket, and gently lower it on top of the processor. Lock the heatsink back down, and let it set for a bit to get the air bubbles worked out from the paste. Make sure you connect the fan in the heatsink to the board!

If the metal shield around your keyboard/mouse/USB ports matches your new board, you can leave it in. Otherwise, replace it with the one that came with your new board. Look at how the screws line up with the newer board.. If it matches the gold posts (standoffs) in your case, then you can lower the board back in the same way you lifted the old one out, and gently set it down. It will take some work to get it properly aligned with that metal shield.

Once you have it set down, begin to screw the board down. Make sure ALL of the holes are filled - you don't want anything to short out. Begin with the wires from the front of the case. They are called "front panel" connections, and a guide to hooking them up should be in your motherboard's manual.

Connect the fans back up to the board, and reinstall the power supply, reversing the directions I gave earlier. Leave out the extra expansion cards for now, and if the board has a video port near the keyboard/mouse, leave out the videocard, too. If it doesn't have its own video port, go ahead and put your card back in. Install the RAM.

Connect the power connections from the power supply back up to the board, hard drives, and DVD/CD drives. Take the cables from those drives and reconnect them to your new board. From here, you should be able to turn the system on.

Your system WILL freak out. There is new hardware attached, and it won't have the drivers. Just cancel when it tries to look for them, and then run the CD that came with the motherboard to get everything installed and working. Once you're sure everything's going to be working alright, turn off the machine and reinstall the extra cards.

This is a very bland guide. If you have more specific questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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SOURCE: Intel D865GBF Ram related questions

here are the specifications of *********** board go through it...
Processor Support Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, Intel® Celeron® D processor and Intel® Celeron® processor in the 478-pin package
Note: It is important to verify supported processors before using this Intel® desktop board. Supported front side bus speed 800, 533, and 400 MHz Integrated Graphics Intel® 865G Chipset with Intel® Extreme Graphics 2 Chipset Intel® 865G Chipset AGP Connector AGP 3.0 (4X & 8X Speed 1.5 and 0.8 Volt Only) Memory Type Dual Channel DDR 400 MHz (PC3200), 333 MHz (PC2700), and 266 MHz (PC2100).
Note: Be sure to review important memory and system bus speed considerations before using this Intel® Desktop Board Max Memory Capacity of up to 4 GB Memory Slots 4 DDR DIMM Sockets Slots 6 PCI
So it will support DDR2 and you can upgrade upto 4GB...

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Ibm fru pn 49p1599

The p/n (FRU 49P1599) is a Gigabyte motherboard, their p/n GA-G8IGMIU Rev 1.1 It seems to be a socket 478 type with FSB 400 or 533MHz, Intel 845G chipset, and DDR1 memory. In the downloads section of Gigabyte's website it is not present, probably because it so old it has been removed. In this section there is the opportunity to get the manual for a motherboard and the CPU support list, amongst other downloads. A similar m/b, the G8IG model supports ONLY older Williamette and Northwood type P4 CPUs, not the (slightly) newer Prescott ones. I suspect that your CPU is not working because it is a Prescott type (or it is just broken). To check what process your CPU was made by use the program Speccy, or take a magnifying glass and examine your processor (having carefully cleaned it up) for the S-code, RK or BK number, and look it up on Intel website (ARK) or in CPU-World.

AND you should contact Gigabyte technical support (you have to go through the register rigmarole) to see they are able to answer questions you may have, get the manual and the CPU support list.


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I want to upgrade my CPU capacity from 1.2 GHZ and want to know my motherboard so much support??? my motherboard is GA-8IDX (845 chipset)

If you go to, you can see all of the different processors that are compatible with your motherboard:

The ones highlighted in pink are not supported for your motherboard, the ones highlighted in orange may or may not be, and all the ones in white are compatible with your motherboard. It looks like you have several high-end options, up to 2.8 GHz.

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I want to know that shall i put pentium 4/ 2.4 Ghz/ 533 Fsb/ Processor on this Gigabyte 845GVM-RZ board? will it support ?and i have 1 Gb ddr1 400 mhz ram will this work on this Board?

Yes for the Intel Pentium 4/2.4GHz/533FSB processor. (Socket 478)

(Scroll through. What sSpec number is on top of the processor's case? {You are following Anti-Static Precautions, correct? }

Won't support better than a Prescott Core Pentium 4. (Next chart down)

The Gigabyte GA-8I ((Supports 400MHz or 533MHz FSB)

NO to the Ram Memory.
The Gigabyte GA-8I845GVM-RZ supports DDR Sdram at 333Mhz. (PC2700)
IMHO it will not support DDR Sdram at 400MHz. (PC3200)

My reasoning is this;

Ram Memory typically operates at half of the FSB frequency rate of the Processor.

Processor FSB > MAXIMUM frequency rate is 533MegaHertz for the GA-8I845GVM-RZ
Ram memory at 333MHz is doable.
Not 400MHz.

No, you won't be able to overclock, and bring the FSB of the Processor high enough for PC3200 Ram Memory.
(The rest of the motherboard wouldn't work anyway if you did. PCI Express bus, PCI bus, etc., would not match)

Have more questions concerning this, or comments, please post in a Comment.

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Gigabyte ga-81915 pmd motherboard/precott 3.6 cpu/upgrade cpu?

the best and cheapest up grade is RAM.
Make sure you have all the memory your machine can handle.
A quick look say it can handle Core™ 2 Extreme QX9770(3.2GHz,12 MB)
And it has a PCI-express slot so you have a big chiose of video cards.Are you using the machine for gaming?

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Upgrading CPU

Probably nothing. If your system works, I would not concern myself greatly with this small detail. The system indicates a 3.4 GHz cpu installed. Your software may misidentify some of the features of your Prescott.

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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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