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Gigabyte GA-8IGX Motherboard memory upgrade

I need to upgrade the RAM by 1 GB DDR. Would a 184 pin DDR 400 MHz be compatible with the Gigabyte motherboard, or do I need a DDR 266 MHz?
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    currently have 2 x 1gb DDr2 667 dim memory modules, want to upgrade to 2 x 2gb DDR2 800 U.

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If you bay DDR 400 it will slow itself down to 266 automatically. I've seen a very few cases where it didn't work because of voltage differences but that is very rare and usually with really cheap OEM motherboards, your Gigabyte should be safe.

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My gigabyte motherboard will support single chip 2gb ram and i have to upgrade my ram into ddr2 533mhz to ddr2 667mhz or 800mhz it is possible for my motherboard


Gigabyte GA-945GZM-S2 - motherboard - micro ATX - LGA775 Socket - i945GZ specifications
  • it looke like the supported RAM
  • Supported RAM Technology DDR2 SDRAM
  • Supported RAM Speed 533 MHz , 400 MHz
  • hope this helps
  • General
  • Product Type Motherboard - Micro ATX
  • Cache Memory None
  • Chipset Type Intel 945GZ Express / Intel ICH7
  • Max Bus Speed 800.0 MHz
  • Processor Socket LGA775 Socket
  • Max Processors Qty 1.0
  • Compatible Processors Core 2 Extreme , Celeron D , Core 2 Duo , Pentium D , Pentium 4
  • Memory
  • Max Supported Memory 2.0 GB
  • Supported RAM Technology DDR2 SDRAM
  • Supported RAM Speed 533 MHz , 400 MHz
  • RAM Features Dual channel memory architecture
  • Graphics
  • Graphics Controller Intel GMA 950
  • Memory Allocation Technology Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0
  • Audio
  • Type High Definition Audio (8-channel)
  • Audio Codec Realtek ALC888
  • Compliant Standards High Definition Audio
  • LAN
  • Network Controller Marvell Yukon 88E8001
  • Network Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet
  • Modem None
  • Expansion / Connectivity
  • Expansion Slot(s) 1.0 x Processor ( 1.8 V ) - LGA775 Socket ( x4 mode ) , 4.0 x PCI Express x16 - DIMM 240-pin , 3.0 x Memory , 1.0 x PCI
  • Storage Interfaces Intel ICH7 : ATA-100 - connector(s): 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4.0 device(s) , Intel ICH7 : Serial ATA-300 - connector(s): 1 x 40pin IDC - 2.0 device(s)
  • Interfaces 1.0 x Audio - Floppy interface - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Storage - Line-out - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 1.0 x Audio - RS-232 - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) , 4.0 x Serial - VGA - Mini-phone 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Microphone - Line-in - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) , 1.0 x Keyboard - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 1.0 x Display / video - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 4 pin USB Type A , 1.0 x Audio - Line-out (center/subwoofer) - Mini-phone 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Network - Generic - 34 pin IDC , 1.0 x Parallel - Line-out (side surround) - RJ-45 , 1.0 x Audio - Line-in - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Hi-Speed USB - Line-out (rear) - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) , 1.0 x Audio - Input - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Mouse - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Audio - 4 pin MPC

Apr 09, 2011 | Gigabyte GA-945GZM-S2 Motherboard

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I have 2 slots, currently only one is in use, it has 512 DDR 400 MHz PC 3200U. Can I use both slots and how much RAM will my SiS 963Lua support? Thanks. Richard


Hey Richard, your board has 2 x 184 DIMM slots, that are both usable, with a maximum capacity of 2GB, supported RAM types are 333MHz, and 266MHz..

Hope this is what you are looking for,

Cheers,


Memory Type DDR SDRAM Number of Memory Slots 2 x 184 Pin DIMMs Supported RAM speeds 333 MHz • 266 MHz Max Supported RAM 2 GB Memory Type DDR SDRAM Number of Memory Slots 2 x 184 Pin DIMMs Supported RAM speeds 333 MHz • 266 MHz Max Supported RAM 2 GB DDR SDRAM Number of Memory Slots 2 x 184 Pin DIMMs Supported RAM speeds 333 MHz • 266 MHz Max Supported RAM 2 GB

Apr 09, 2010 | Foxconn K7S741MG-6L Motherboard

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Please identify RAM upgrade options for Asus PSCH-L motherboard. Thank you.


From the Asus spec site: Memory Memory Type dtrquestion.gif DDR SDRAM Number of Memory Slots 4 x 184 Pin DIMMs Supported RAM speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz • 266 MHz Max Supported RAM dtrquestion.gif 4 GB

Memory Memory Type dtrquestion.gif DDR SDRAM Number of Memory Slots 4 x 184 Pin DIMMs Supported RAM speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz • 266 MHz Max Supported RAM dtrquestion.gif 4 GB DDR SDRAM 400; 333; 266mhz
4 GB max 4x1024 184pin
Hope this helps.

Aug 26, 2009 | ASUS PSCH-L Motherboard

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Motherboard RAM


It supports Maximum UPTO 2 GB of DDR2 RAM...

May 27, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-8I845GVM-RZ Motherboard

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I want to find out if this motherboard is combatible with ddr2 memory and if i can upgrade the processor to dual core


Type: Dual Channel DDR 400/333 Mhz
Max capacity: 4 GB
DIMM slots: 4

Use Socket 775 processors:

Supports LGA775 Intel® 90nm Pentium® 4 processor FSB800 with HT technology

Apr 15, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-8I915P Duo Pro Motherboard

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Memory support confusion


Hello gu11ddu,
Here are the specifications concerning your question about your motherboard's RAM.

Memory Type grayquestion.gif DDR SDRAM Number of Memory Slots 4 x 184 Pin DIMMs Supported RAM speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz Max Supported RAM grayquestion.gif 4 GB
The key factors that are the most important when you select your ram is the MEMORY TYPE DDR SDRAM, 184 PIN DIMMs, and the SUPPORTED RAM SPEEDS 400 MHz and 333MHz. Your motherboard will support memory no more than 4 GB of memory, so yes you could use the 128mb modules, but you must make certain that they are DDR SDRAM types and 184 Pin DIMMs as this is what the manufacturer suggests is compatiable with your specific motherboard. The supported speed is also a suggestion, because this is the max speed that will work at it's optimal level. You can buy some ram modules that are higher, but they will clock down to the max speed allowed by your system. In other words, say for example you went to your local best buy or circuit city and bought the suggested memory type with the proper pin count and DIMM modules but they only had 500 MHz bus speed, then your system would clock the speed down to 400 MHz. With 4 128mb modules you are only going to get 512 mb max memory, because 4 x 128 mb = 512 mb so you will not be using all the available memory capacity that your motherboard can handle. If you wanted to maximize your memory usage you could buy 4 of the 1 GB memory modules or buy 2 of the 2 GB modules to obtain your max capacity. In your case buying 4 128 mb memory modules would not be worth it because you could buy 1 of the 2 GB modules and get better memory usage.
Another important thing to remember is that you should always use the same type of memory modules and never mix and match them with different ones as this could cause system crashes and problems with lots of memory errors. When going to a local store and asking a sales rep for compatible ram they will ask you what is the make and model of your computer and what your processor speed is because your processor speed also determines your bus speed because your ram will not operate above that speed it will simply clock down (if it is rated higher than what your processor speed is), with this information they will look up any compatible ram they may have in stock. Hope this answers your question and if you need further assistance please let me know.

p.s. your motherboard can support up to a pentium 4 class processor, but this may be different than what you have in your system.

If you do not mind, please rate my help as I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

Sep 19, 2008 | Intel D915GAG Socket 775 Motherboard -...

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Regarding upgrading RAM


You'll need 184-pin ddr sdram memory
Supported speeds are 333, 266, and 200 mhz
Max memory for your motherboard is 2 gb, so the best you can get for your motherboard is:
2 x 1GB 333mhz 184-pin DDR SDRAM


May 21, 2008 | Intel D845GVSR Motherboard

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Upgrade RAM


Max Supported RAM is 3 GB Memory Type DDR SDRAM Supported RAM Speeds 400 MHz · 266 MHz · 333 MHzNumber of Memory Slots 3 x 184 Pin DIMMs

yes, I beleive you can...

Mar 21, 2008 | ASUS A7N8X-X Motherboard

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Its about the memory card


The board supports upto 4 GB RAM. PC3200 RAM is supported.

1. Reset CMOS settings by CMOS jumper.

2. Try updating BIOS of your motherboard from :

http://support.asus.com/download/download_item.aspx?product=1&model=P5GL-MX

Best of Luck,
rajesh_im

Feb 13, 2008 | ASUS P5GL-MX Motherboard

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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

Oct 02, 2007 | Intel Motherboard

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