Mobo,s kind of memory

By shadowhazard
Aug 23, 2005
  1. how can you tell what kind of memory a Mobo takes ?
    here is a Mobo i am about to get, a friend wants just a small lil comp put together but not sure what kind of mem, it says DDR266 in the discription
    AMD 761 Chipset Socket A 5-PCI/1-AGP/1-ACRSlots AGP8X up to 2Gb DDR266 Audio ATX with cpu - AMD Duron 1.6GHz 266MHz Socket A with fan and heatsink

    i buy all my parts from pricewatch and i do not see any DDR266 memory =/

    thank you for your time
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    DDR266 = PC2100.

    There's a high probability that it can take anything starting from PC2100 up to PC2700, PC3200, it'll just run slower. Just make sure you get DDR-I modules & not DDR-II modules.
  3. shadowhazard

    shadowhazard TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok then you for the help, do have another question.
    is DDR-II better ten DDR -I ? the reason i ask is my computer was messing up and it was due to two bad memory chips so now i have 512mb in my stem now =/

    Motherboard: Asus K8V-SE Deluxe
    Graphics card: Radeon 9550
    Memory: 512 meg pc3200 DDR
    CPU: AMD Athlon64 3200+ 754

    this is my system and plan on getting 2-3 gig of mem and if DDR-II is better then i will try and get that.

    thank you for your time
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You can't use DDR-II on a motherboard meant to use DDR-I. & in any case, DDR-II isn't that much better then DDR-I (yet).

    Its strong points is a lower power consumption & bigger theorical bandwidth compared to DDR-I. Its weak points are very high latencies & a very expensive price (although constantly going down).
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