I have 512g ddr2 533 mhz of an unknown brand and i want to buy one giga. I don´t know if it is preferable to use the dual channel possibility and remain on the same speed with 1.5 Ram or if i should instead go for 1 g of 667. I don´t really know the differences and potentialities of the dual channel but i read in the manual it was obligatory to buy from the same brand and i can´t even tell which brand it is. On the other hand i have this Pc since 2006 and i guess i should make a Bios Upgrade which i also distrust a little bit to do it on my own because someone told me it could be problematic. How hard is it for this motherboard?
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Re: Adding memory and bios upgrading
Hey man, I checked the asrock website
Support DDR-II 667/533/400, If your going to keep the 533mhz memory in your pc, then I recommend you get another 533mhz, becouse if you get a 667mhz the 667 will run as 533mhz becouse the 533mhz memory is slowing it down.
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The ASUS A8M2N-LA is the motherboard used by HP for the new D4500e AMD AM2 PC.
Here are the details: Motherboard manufacturer's name: ASUS A8M2N-LA HP/Compaq name: Nodus-GL8E CPU/Processor Socket: AM2 Supports AMD Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, and Sempron processors Front-side bus (FSB) 2000 MegaTransfers/second Chipset GeForce 6150 LE chipset BIOS features Award brand system BIOS Keyboard combination to used to enter BIOS: F1 Form factor Micro-ATX: 9.6 in X 9.6 in Memory Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets, Supports PC 4200 (533 MHz) and PC2 5300 (667 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs, non-ECC memory only, unbuffered Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 4 GB* PS - as you can see the rangeis 533 - 667 MHz. I would suggest you call HP support and ask if it will support 800 MHz,
Select the model motherboard you have and click on the CPU support link, it will show you a list of CPU's that are supported. You have a socket 939 board and AMD CPU's are now AM2, AM2+ and AM3 socket, which are 940 pin. It may be difficult to find a new CPU for your motherboard that is new since they have not been made in awhile.
According to the specs of this motherboard, it only supports 333, 266 and 200 MHz DDR SDRAM. It does not support 400 MHz DDR SDRAM. This motherboard has only 2 memory slots, each can accommodate a 1 GB memory module. Higher capacity memory modules are not supported by this motherboard. No BIOS upgrade is available to provide support for 400 MHz DDR SDRAM memory modules.
Go to Crucial.com and install their configuration utility through your browser. They will tell you what you have and all the combinations you can do to max out your system. Look at the specs of the RAM and you can get it from Crucial or some other vendor.
Yes it will. Mostly it is the operating system that will allow the drive to be see at its full size. Suggest you use Win XP home with at least SP1 but Win XP Pro with SP2 is faster & very stable. Also suggest you set the drive up with the Mfg's disk utilites. Bootable floppy or bootable CD. If using plain XP home you can still install the OS & than download a free trial of Partition magic which will allow you to combine any smaller partitions to get you up to you 250GB size. (only if you have a problem though.
>Can I upgrade the processor as well? Pentium 3 is compatible and what is the maximum MHz?
Maximum CPU for GA-6BXE is Celeron-1400 (Tualatin core, with PowerLeap Adapter:
...and patched bios by BIOS Patcher:
(last official BIOS don`t support Tualatin CPU-s)
>A bigger HD will be compatible?
With last F3a-version or patched bios - upto 128Gb.
>The BIOS can aslo be upgraded?
For max CPU / HDD - must be upgraded.