Intel Motherboard RAM upgrade - confused Intel DP965LT
Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:56 AM
Here are my PC's spec's
XPPro (5.1, Build 2600) Version 2002 Service Pack 3
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
email@example.com GHz 2 CPU's
.99 Gbz RAM
I have a total of 4 slots for RAM on my motherboard.
I went to upgrade my RAM and I took the instructions with me to the store. I got 3 different answers from 3 different people at to what RAM will work.
I am experiencing one program sucking all the RAM which then kills my internet connection and freezes my screen etc so I think the way to fix this is to to increase RAM to 8 GB. However, I read that 32 bit systems are limited to 4 Gbs of RAM usage.
I went to Intel and d.l'ed the memory tool they have available and it told me something different then the aforementioned 3 store people.
I was told by store people that I could only use 1 or 2 GB PC2-5300 DDR DIMM memory.
Another told me I could use 1 or 2 GB PC2-6300 DDR
I ran the Intel mem tool and it said I could use-
-for 8 GB- Use DDR2 667 or DDR2 533 DIMMs
-for 4 GB- Use DDR2 800 DIMMs
When at the store I didn't see any memory with the 667 or 533 only 5300 or 6300.
On the outside of my motherboard box it says "supports 1066 / 800 / 533 Mhz"
So, why does my PC (in properties) say firstname.lastname@example.org GHz? 2.66 GHz doesn't match what the Intel box says.
Anyway I would greatly appreciate if a kind soul could help me sort this out so I don't buy a bunch of memory that my system won't use.
thanks ahead of time!
Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:21 AM
1 = the 6700 refered to is the CPU. (Intel E6700) which is running 2 cores at 2.66 gigs <-- Has very little to do with the ram and speed
2 = 6300 IS the same as ddr2 800.
3 = Yes unless you want to use a 64 bit os you only want to put 4 gigs in your system (Note windows will only "See" 3.25-3.5 gigs of that)
4 = ddr2 runs in dual channel so you will see the best performance from matched sets. Therefore if you want to stick to 32bit (x86) you want to buy 4 1gig sticks of dd2 6300.
This is the ram speed supported by your motherboard.
Here ---> http://ark.intel.com...p-Board-DP965LT is a spec page on your motherboard.
This post has been edited by Kelsenellenelvian: 20 October 2011 - 05:27 AM
Posted 21 October 2011 - 08:22 PM