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Thread: what kind of DDR ram should i buy??




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    my motherboard is an MSI 845G-Max

    does my motherboard support all DDR ram or just a specific king?

    the website say is suppor three 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets.

    right now i have a 256 MB PC2100 on my motherboard and if my motherboard can handle higher PC#### can i use it with the PC2100 ?

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    Your board supports PC2700 and PC2100. Now if you put in a 2700 stick you have to have it run at 2100 or else you will overclock the lower speed stick. They both have to run at the same speed. Unless (and don't hold me to it) there is a setting where you can have each dimm at different settings. Heres a good link where you can cehck what your board supports.

    http://www.crucial.com/store/listpar...x%29&submit=Go

    Crucial is one of the best and there who I get ram from. Free 2nd Day Shipping :D

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    thaz...

    when i was searching to buy rams and cpus parts i knotest that the price of certain cpu is ceapter if it's "OEM". what doess that mean?

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    OEM and Retail box :) Retail box, you get the extended warrenty (most times), official cooling mechanisms (in the case of CPU's), generally some software... and a pretty little box :D

    If you think it's worth buying OEM instead of RB go for it :) But if you wanna save some cash, buy OEM versions of hardware :) Same hardware, w/o the box.
    <font size=1>Pentium 4 2.53GHz @ 3.515GHz (FSB: 185; VCore: 1.725)</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/v7plus.htm">ThermalTake Volcano 7+</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.albatron.com.tw/product/PX845PEV_800.asp">Albatron PX845PEV-800</a></font>
    <font size=1>512MB Samsung DDR333 @ DDR370</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.ati.com/products/pc/radeon9700pro/">Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/proddetail.html?prodkey=ASC-29160">Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI Controller</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/marketing/detail/0,1081,321,00.html">Seagate ST373405LW 73GB U160 SCSI</a></font>
    <font size=1>Enermax EG465P-VE 450watt PSU</font>
    <font size=1>CPU Temp (100%): 39 C; HDD Temp (100%): 31 C (100%); Chipset Temp (100%): 32 C</font>

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    OEM means that ya only get 12 months warranty instead of 3 years (but who cares?) and it doesn't come with a heatsink which in my books is good as I already have a box full of useless retail ones now and the saved money can go towards a much better HSF instead of my scrap metal box. ;)
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    what kind of motherboard should i buy? i'm a heavy gamer and i need top of the line stuff, but in buget range.

    i have
    Geforce 4 ti 4600
    creative sound blaster gamer

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDang07
    what kind of motherboard should i buy? i'm a heavy gamer and i need top of the line stuff, but in buget range.

    i have
    Geforce 4 ti 4600
    creative sound blaster gamer
    I thought you already had the MSI 845G Max?
    are you looking to buy another one?
    ...In my opinion the performance of the newer Intel boards (Granite Bay, i845PE, Sis6XX) don't warrant an upgrade.

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