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Low or high density ram or both?

Sorry to disturb you, but anybody i know can answer my question about my motherboard and no notices are in the user guide that came with it.. Here is the problem. My motherboard is a p4v533-mx, and it came with a 512 mb DDR 184 Pin 333Mhz, Non ECC, UnBuffered , Non Parity, low density. Now i bought a 1 gb new card to increase my memory, but in the guide there is not it must be low density, so the one i got is 1 gb DDR 184 Pin 266Mhz, Non ECC, UnBuffered, Non Parity, high density. The question is: can they work together, i mean does my motherboard support them both at the same time? I hope you can answer soon, because if they don't work, i would try to give it back. I apologize for my bad english, i'm from Italy. Cristina

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Re: low or high density ram or both? - ASUS P4VP-MX Motherboard Motherboards

They have to be the same in pairs low ok jim

Posted on Nov 25, 2011

Re: low or high density ram or both?

In my experience you can insert any memory module you like if it is the correct type but a high density or whatever will default to the lowest common denominator memory module as it is the arbiter of operating speed. I RECOMMEND YOU USE THE SAME MODULES AT ALL TIMES.


Posted on Feb 06, 2008

Re: low or high density ram or both?

This is not the answer to my question.
The question is: can they work together, i mean does my motherboard support them both at the same time?
The link you mention, says they both fit (read better), but i don't know if they can work together.
Thanks anyway.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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Re: low or high density ram or both?

Hi Chrisina,

Yes you have made an error in your purchase. Download a free memory checker here: to discover what memory you can install in your PC.

Good Luck,



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you need to check with board to fine what ram works with first.i use what they say to use so no problems later and save money as well ok jim

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A High Density module is by far much slower than Low Density module at the same speed rating say PC3200/DDR400. High density modules are FAR CHEAPER, less than half the price when compare with low density modules and hence high density modules will NOT work on 90% of today's PC chipsets. LOW DENSITY modules have 100% compatibility with ALL systems and ALL chipsets. HIGH DENSITY modules only have 10% compatibility and are VERY SLOW.

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