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memory help

Postby ChristianM » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:27 am

please can anyone guide me about buying memory? which one is better? buying kingston hyperx khx6400d2k2 800bus(1gbx2) dual channel ? or KVR800D2N6/2G+KVR800D2N6/1G total of 3gb? i was also considering about corsair dominator twin2x2048 8500c5d/1066 but my mobo asus p5qpl-am does not support that. thanks.
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Re: memory help

Postby JabbaPapa » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:00 am

You would want to install 2 identical RAM modules.

I am surprised by your statement that your motherboard won't support the corsair dominator twin2x2048 8500c5d/1066 -- if this is a new motherboard, I'm fairly sure it should work with them no problem, I have almost exactly that RAM installed on the 2-year old motherboard I'm using right now. And it seems this motherboard was released on 06/05/2009.

In fact, as you can see on page 2-10 of your user manual, setting your FSB value at 1066 will in fact allow you to use that RAM at the proper frequency, although I'm sure that the [auto] setting would do the same job :)
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Re: memory help

Postby ChristianM » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:33 am

thanks for ur reply. i'm also surprised that my MB does not support corsair dominator. the latest manual from asus website does not show that RAM.
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Re: memory help

Postby JabbaPapa » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:37 am

ChristianM wrote:thanks for ur reply. i'm also surprised that my MB does not support corsair dominator. the latest manual from asus website does not show that RAM.


Oh I see, that is simply a list of RAM modules that have been tested to work on that motherboard, and NOT a complete list of the only RAM modules that will work on it.

I think you can install the 2x2GB Corsair Dominator quite safely :)
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Re: memory help

Postby ChristianM » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:13 am

thanks again for your quick replies buddy. sounds good that i can use dominator and i'm surely gonna buy it. thanks.
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