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Asus Motherboard RAM Help?

Post by ThatWeeScottishChiel » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:40 pm

Simple question for you?

What RAM can you use/recommend for an Asus M4A77 Motherboard?

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Re: Asus Motherboard RAM Help?

Post by bicostp » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:37 pm

According to the manufacturer's website it can take 4 sticks of DDR2 1066, up to 4 GB per stick. You need an AM2+ or AM3 CPU to use 1066, otherwise you have to use 800. Avoid the very outdated 667 RAM, stepping up to 800 is worth the extra few bucks. (If your existing RAM is 667, either get more 667 or upgrade all of it to 800.)

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=alTDgKGT1KpDnTxA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
asus.com wrote:4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR2 1200(O.C.)/1066/800/667 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
*Due to AMD CPU limitation, DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ /AM3 CPU for one DIMM per channel only.
*Refer to http://www.asus.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for the memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List)
As far as what ram in particular to buy, general rules apply. Avoid no-name brands, and keep an eye on the RAM speed on the product page. (If you see a suspiciously cheap set, then chances are it's slow crap the company's trying to get rid of.) OCZ, Kingston, Corsair, Gigabyte, etc are good brands to start with.

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