View Full Version : which ram?

03-04-2008, 06:53 PM
I recently purchased a new mother board , asus p5k-e .What size ram should i install.I,m using xp 32 bit home. i understand 3gb is the limit for 32 bit. I want to use DDR2 -800 ram. Should i fit 2 x 1gb sticks of dual channel, or 2x2 gb dual channel sticks.Or is it possible to fit 2 lots of 2 x 1 gb dual channel. thanks

Speedy Gonzales
03-04-2008, 07:17 PM
You can put 4 sticks of 1 GB in.

As you said, you wont get 4 GB, but you'll get 3.25 - 3.5 GB of ram

03-04-2008, 07:45 PM
i did buy 4 1gb sticks of kingston ram but the manual says the ram i got doesn,t support dual channel

Speedy Gonzales
03-04-2008, 08:04 PM
But did you put the ram in, to see if it would work?

03-04-2008, 08:14 PM
no i haven,t put mobo in yet, i showed ram to pc shop they say it will work ,but not in dual channel mode

Speedy Gonzales
03-04-2008, 08:22 PM
So, this shop, did you buy the ram from them??

If you did take it back then.

And get ram that'll work in dual channel mode

Did they say WHY it wont work?

Whats the part # on the ram youve got?

03-04-2008, 08:37 PM
i bought the ram overseas , ive been in thailand last 3 weeks, the ram is kingston kvr667d2n5/1g . the book supplied with mobo said ram not dual channel

Speedy Gonzales
03-04-2008, 09:07 PM
It looks like that part # is compatible, but youre right, it wont work in all 4 slots in dual channel

You would have to get one of these, if you get DDR 800

Kingston : KHX6400D2LLK2/1GN

Hynix : HYMP512U64CP8-S5

Crucial : BL12864AA804-16FD3

Apacer : AHU01GE800C5K1C


PSC : AL7E8E63B-8E1K

These are all 1 GB dimms

03-04-2008, 09:28 PM
thanks for that, checked kingston,s website and found that out. Is there a big diffference between cl4 and cl5

Speedy Gonzales
03-04-2008, 09:34 PM
It shows you in the manual what ram works (in all 4 slots).

For 1066/800/667 ram

If A, B, and C, have a dot under them, the ram will work in all 4 slots, and in dual channel

I wouldnt have a clue what the diff is between CL4/5