Help memory/Mobo compatability ?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Maveric169, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Ok, I have a Gigabyte GA-7VKML mobo. Now I have looked at the gigabyte website, the crucial website and now the corsair website and I get 3 totally different answers to my memory question. I currently have 1 512mb pc2100 (some crap no-name brand) that is going bad and I want to replace and upgrade.

    Now, gigabyte's site says I can use up to pc2100CL2.5 and upto 1GB max, Crucial says I can use up to PC2700CL2 and 1 GB, and now Corsair site states that I can use up to XMS3500CL2 and up to 2 GB of Ram. WTF! I would really like to pickup the fastest ram I can use as well as the max my system can hold (I only have 2 ddr slots).

    Can someone PLEASE give me an honest, straight forward answer? I don't want to hear about you think it can, or It should work. I want to hear from someone who has this mobo and is using what they are recomending. PLEASE.

    Thank you for any light you can shed on this perplexing problem.

    William
     
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  3. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    hummm, ok. Thanks for the information. It just gets so confusing when 3 reputable companies state 3 different things.
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    yeah, i would get pc2100 cl2 for that board. though if you're going to overclock your fsb, get pc2700.
     
  5. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    would the system even ID the 2700? This is the part that is confusing me. Because I will OC' the fsb, I already am just a tiny little bit (can't go too high untill I get my new heatsink).