Building a computer - RAM

By Geministar
Jul 19, 2010
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  1. Hi,

    I don't have money to blow on great hardwares, so what was donated to me is what I'm working with - I'm fairly new to building a computer.

    At the moment I have an asus asrock P4i45GV mobo socket 478. I have an intel penitum 4 processor 3.0Ghz - my question is about the ram.

    The mobo takes DDR333 ram and forgive me - I'm still learning lol - what is p3200, p2700 etc mean? I have the idea it has to do with speed.

    I will have to purchase the ram for this computer but I don't want to buy ram that can damage anything. If I can, I would also like to buy a good video card so any suggestions would be great!

    here are the specs for the mobo if needed:

    General Features:
    Intel 845GV + ICH5 chipsets
    Socket 478
    mATX form factor
    Supports up to 2 GB DDR RAM (non-ECC)
    Supports DDR 266/333 MHz
    Integrated AC97 C-Media 9739 audio chipset
    Integrated Intel Extreme graphics chipset
    Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet
    Two (2) IDE channels
    One (1) floppy disk channel
    20-pin ATX power connector

    Supported Processors:
    Support for Socket 478 Pentium 4 & Celeron processors
    533/400 MHz bus speeds
    Supports HyperThreading

    Expansion Slots:
    One (1) AGI 8x/4x slot (AGP compatible)
    Three (3) PCI slots
    One (1) AMR slot

    I/O ports:
    Two (2) PS/2 ports
    Four (4) USB 2.0 ports
    One (1) Parallel port
    One (1) RJ-45 Ethernet port
    One (1) Game port
    Mic in
    Line in
    Line out

    One more question - after re-reading these specs - would it hurt the mobo to put in the p4? The specs say it can support up to 400Mhz but the p4 is 800Mhz?

    Thanks for any help!
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,433   +143

    You have a budget on a video card?
    What you using it for?

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