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SilvrWolf

@verizon.net

memory upgrade

I am in the process of upgrading a computer which has an Asus M4A785-M MB. what memory do you recommend?

The specs for memory are:

4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR2 1200(O.C.)/1066*/800/667 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
*We recommend that you install the DDR2 1200 memory modules on the yellow slots for better performance.
*Due to AMD CPU limitation, DDR2 1200(O.C.)/1066 is supported by AM3/AM2+ CPU for one DIMM per channel only.

davidhoffman
Premium
join:2009-11-19
Warner Robins, GA
kudos:3
I have had no failures with the Crucial RAM I have installed

»www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.···264AA667
Crucial
4GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT51264AA667
Module Size: 4GB
Package: 240-pin DIMM
Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 512Meg x 64 •
4 of these would get you to the 16GB maximum.


FizzyMyNizzy

join:2004-05-29
New York, NY
reply to SilvrWolf

Chrno

join:2003-12-11
reply to SilvrWolf
In my opinion, at $79.99 per stick, it is really not worth upgrading. Compared this to DDR3, you can get 16GBs for less: »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···20231309

If you are going to get 4 sticks, it will cost you $320 which is equivalent to a new mainboard, CPU and RAM.


SilvrWolf

@verizon.net
My Main board may not work with ddr3


koitsu
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join:2002-07-16
Mountain View, CA
kudos:23

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I strongly advise you purchase the DIMMs from Crucial directly*. You can buy other brands if you want -- YMMV -- but avoid Corsair.

You will need to weigh the costs of upgrading the system from a DDR2-based motherboard (to a DDR3-based motherboard) vs. paying for DDR2 RAM. Right now DDR2 is expensive (and for absolutely no justified reason whatsoever -- it doesn't cost more or less to manufacturer compared to 6 years ago), so be prepared to see prices much higher than DDR3.

* - Edit: Crucial is the customer/retail-facing division of Micron (the DRAM manufacturer).
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