Memory Compatibility

By cfitzarl
Oct 2, 2006
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  1. I know this sounds like a stupid question, but I am still an "amateur" on compatibility issues and have a lot to learn in general. I am building a new computer (on signature and profile) and I have DDR2 533 PC2 4200 Ram and was wondering if it was compatible with the ASUS M2NPV-VM nForce 430 Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131014). Also note that I got the open box version for $39.99 or something close to that, and it had no reviews at the time). Although I have noticed that some people have had some memory issues with the mobo (as well as cpu issues too). It should be at my house by tomorrow (Newegg is FAST!).
  2. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,088

    Ya, it slowsit down to those speeds though, unless you overclock your RAM.
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,520   +9

    I know that, I was just wondering if the ram would be compatible with that particular mobo is all.
  4. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,088

    Ya. It will be.
  5. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,520   +9

    It seems a lot of people (in the reviews) are getting the video failure (one long two short beeps in BIOS). I'm starting to get worried that I will have a problem. I have downloaded the manual in advance from asus, and will copy the bios beep thread located on Techspot (http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=288180#post288180).
  6. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,088

    Good ol' RMA if it dosnt work.

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  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    Asus is very picky on what brands of ram will work. Read the FAQs on installing ram and troubleshooting.
  8. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,520   +9

    I read and downloaded the manual and it said that the mobo accepts Samsung DDR2 667 ram and DDR2 800 ram, and my ram is Samsung. Mine also meets the requirements and specs for it otherwise (it actually lists some).
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    my only suggestion is if that memory doesn't work, and you're still not getting a POST - try another recommended brand.
  10. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,520   +9

    Thank God memory does not cost a lot. If I need to upgrade, I will go with 667 because I have no budget left, and will have to sell what I have now. Although, for good news, I received the cpu today in a sealed by AMD box, and I was in perfect condition. The heatsink is much better than what my Intel came with as well. It has a better clip, and a more solid connection between the fan and the heatsink. With my Intel, you can remove the fan from the heasik easily, and with this you can't, not to mention that this came with a thermal pad/paste evenly spread out where it should be.
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