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I have an ASUS P5S899-VM motherboard and wish to install 2 x 1gb Samsung ddr PC3200 184 pin ram. Is this ram compatible with the motherboard? Many thanks, Colin Sinclair.

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First you have to know the mother board supports the ram with ddr 1 and ddr2 . Now the new technology motherboard are supports only ddr2 ram and the ddr1 ram are consider as the older version. But ASuS P5S899-VM is contains the new technolgy of ram slot please see the manua or the mother board box. there you can see which it supports.please check it

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