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Need help with a new mobo...

By RUDEBWOY
Oct 18, 2006
  1. ok i currentley have a ECS PT800CE-A i just added a nvidia 7800 evga to it now i have 2 gig ram on it but i want 4 gig can some one help me find the same mobo but one that holds 4 gig ram slots instead thanks!
     
  2. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

  3. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    will this hold my current intel p4 chip?
     
  4. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Yes it will :)
     
  5. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    OK 1 MORE ?? my current ram is wintec ampo i think its pc 3200 if im correct just look at my board info can i get the same ram type?cause im thinking of getting that board plus 2 gig ram same type thats in my current mobo so i can put all together and have 4 gig ram..and will i have to format my pc with the new mobo or what?cause i never swapped mobos befor just always a fresh pc etc.Total: $241.79 that isnt bad for a mobo plus 2 gig ram =x
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    PC3200 RAM will work in ur new mobo just fine. Get a 2x2GB dual-channel kit for best performance.
     
  7. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    ok so the 2 gig ram i got in my pc now i can use on that new motherboard all i have to do is get the same type?cause i really trying to aviod having to buy new ram types etc.
     
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Yes that's all u gotta do. Make sure it's the same brand too if possible and good luck!:grinthumb
     
  9. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    yea im def getting the same wintec ram sticks 1 gig each so itll be 4 gigs....im running over to the pc shop this morning so my boy can look over everything and give me the go on things etc.and i dont need pci express i just got a nvidia 7800 evga agp 8x and its perfect.
     
  10. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    will i have to format windows etc?or can i just drop the new mobo in and let windows find it?
     
  11. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Maybe you'll have to format, for best performance & compatibility, but if you don't want to do it, check THIS.

    Regards :wave:
     
  12. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    some one also told me windows might on pick up 3 gig ram even tho itll run 4 gig ram is this true?
     
  13. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    This is correct. XP Pro/Home x86 32 bit will only address 3 gig of RAM by default, 1 gig virtual. This is a "4 gig" process limit.

    I'm unsure what you're planning on getting out of 2 gig -> 4 gig. In this memory model and for valid usages > 2 gig, you're usually looking at 64bit cpu/64 bit memory addressing.

    Never fear though as the boot.ini can be modified to create a virtual/per process improvement in >3 gig XP environments using good old 32-bit XP Pro or Home through Physical Address Extensions (google AWE for more info on this as it allows a 3gig per application memory space, 1 gig for kernel address).

    To do this, once you have 4 gig installed, manually edit the BOOT.INI file on your boot device and add /3GB option.
     
  14. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    im pretty sure running 4 gig will even make my pc faster any way...

    wintec 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)

    thats what i got now im wondering if some one can look on newegg.com and help me find the same type of ram for me thanks.
     
  15. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    well i have 1100 bucks to spend so i decided to swap out my mobo go with a dual core 2...2.3 ghz 3 gig ram so im getting that tommrow instead of getting that crappy mobo and 4 gigs.
     
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