What memory do you recommend?

By ingeborgdot
Jul 12, 2007
  1. Planning on making a less powerful computer for a friend of mines mom. The mobod is the ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD along with the x2 4600 brisbane. What memory would you suggest to work the best with NO overclocking at all. Would the 800 be best?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    That board can take DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-4200, DDR2-8500 with a maximum of 2 GB.

    The only decisions to make are ECC vs non-ECC You don't need ECC.
    Whatever you get, make sure all modules are alike, and do not use any memory that as Value in the description, as it is slower.
    The entire memory package will run at the rate of the slowest module.
    Based on your description, I would get the DDR2 PC6400 in two 1 GB modules.. but you would be fine with the any, as long as they are identical.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    ASUS motherboards are picky about the memory they accept. Make sure you get any of the memory brands listed here. Any other RAM you buy may not work.
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Do NOT click on that link. It is defective.

    As for ASUS boards, we have not found this to be the case. We have tested nearly all of the name brand branded memory in all our boards. We have found no problems. ASUS is one of our three main motherboards in our three shops.
    Of course, any junk memory is suspect. And ASUS has found it necessary to limit its liability from problems created by so called "high speed" and "value ram" memory.
    Any branded memory, properly handled will work. When you use multiple modules and the chips differ on each module, it would not be wise to use it.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Defective? In what way? It's just a link to a PDF manual innit?
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