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Thread: SO CONFUSED!!! What DDR do I need for ASRock P4i65G Prescott 800 Dual Channel




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    Angry SO CONFUSED!!! What DDR do I need for ASRock P4i65G Prescott 800 Dual Channel

    Hi,

    I'm new to this so please bare with me......

    I have an........ ASRock P4i65G Prescott 800 Dual Channel DDR 400 Motherboard......
    which currently only has 1gb of DDR Ram............Which has the following info................

    Corsair / Value Select / VS32M8-5 / PS1300503 / 184 Bit /


    I have checked my motherboards user manual but all it says is that it supports...
    Dual Channel DDR 400 (DDR x 2 DIMMS)......

    Here's where my problem starts....... I can find plenty of DDR 400 (184 Bit)...on ebay... But the specs are telling me that......ASRock Motherboards are not compatible with DDR 400......

    All I want to do is buy 2x 1gb sticks of compatible DDR RAM but this has left me so confused.....

    Are there more than one type of DDR 400 (184 Bit).....

    Many Thanks...

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    Default Re: SO CONFUSED!!! What DDR do I need for ASRock P4i65G Prescott 800 Dual Channel

    If you check your users manual you will see under memory it has the compatible RAM. DDR400 (Double Data Rate 400) is listed as compatible.
    Below is the pdf of the User Manual for your motherboard. If you scroll down to page 6, Figure 1.2 lists the specs of the board. Under memory it tells you what you can use.
    DDR400 2GB max

    http://download.asrock.com/manual/P4i65G.pdf

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    Cool Re: SO CONFUSED!!! What DDR do I need for ASRock P4i65G Prescott 800 Dual Channel

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluismycat View Post
    If you check your users manual you will see under memory it has the compatible RAM. DDR400 (Double Data Rate 400) is listed as compatible.
    Below is the pdf of the User Manual for your motherboard. If you scroll down to page 6, Figure 1.2 lists the specs of the board. Under memory it tells you what you can use.
    DDR400 2GB max

    http://download.asrock.com/manual/P4i65G.pdf
    Hi,
    Thank you so much for your help....
    I was so confused because the guy selling the RAM is advertising DDR400 as incompatible with all ASRock motherboards..... He then goes on to caution any prospective buyers that this DDR400 is 'High Density'...RAM and if they see their mother board is in the 'incompatible list' then they should purchase 'low density' instead .....
    Can I just ask.... does the density matter at all? ...

    Many Thanks
    Saphy xx

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    Default Re: SO CONFUSED!!! What DDR do I need for ASRock P4i65G Prescott 800 Dual Channel

    The common are: ECC vs. non ECC or single sided vs. double sided as far as I can remember. That was a while back when I used DDRI 400 ram! At that time I had an Aopen mobo which took all kinds of brands and types. Since Aopen threw in the towel with mobos a long time ago, I would suspect that your Asrock, which was barely making a name for themselves, should have used very noble components UNLESS it came with an OEM computer (Dell, HP, etc.). These OEMs were VERY nit-picky, practically forcing you to buy the ram from them at very inflated prices. That is not the case nowadays.

    Let us know.

    Later

    P.D. Never had to contemplate or worry about "densities" to date, but I'm not that hard-core about specs. Oh, and a friend of mine suggested that I recommend you buy LOW density ram which is more expensive but a lot more compatible than High density ram--that is if the system is not OEM.
    Last edited by Papang; 07-09-2013 at 02:04 AM.

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