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I want to get bigger memory but it doesnt say in my book or any of the sites ive looked up whether l need high or low density

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  • mbrowe Sep 06, 2009

    Neither of these answered my specific question, I already know which ram specifications l need just not whether its high or low density

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Hi
The following two websites list the compatible RAM for your motherboard
http://www.archmemory.com/memory.cfm/ASUS-Memory-MotherBoards-P4S800-MX-18018

http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?model=P4S800-MX


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Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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    Mandeep Singh Sep 07, 2009

    Hi,

    The RAM modules that plug into this board are low density RAM chips.



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