Jump to content
Corsair Community

Asus P5GD2 Premium and Corsair Memory


Recommended Posts

Hi All,


For Asus P5GD2 Premium Motherboard:



1) Which of the following would you recommend.

a) VS2GBKIT533D2 (DDR2-533, PC2-4200, 2x1GB, 4-4-4-12)

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=80098-45 , or

b) TWIN2X2048-5400C4 (DDR2-675, XM2S-5400C4, 2x1GB, 4-4-4-12)



If I use item (1b), will the faster speed it produces be noticeable (and how noticable it will be) and is it worth the extra money I would spend in buying it?.:confused:



2) If VS2GBKIT533D2 is recommended, can I use:

a) just VS2GBKIT533D2 for 2GB, or

b) should I add VS1GB533D2 (DDR2-533, PC2-4200, 1GB, 4-4-4-12)

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=80098-35 for an additional 1GB to it, so that it will become total of 3GB? (because the mobo will only recognised 3GB the most; and I read elsewhere in this forum that even if 4GB is installed and then any 1GB stick is taken out, it will turn out to be the same 3GB, because of the limitation of the mobo memory to 3GB). In that case, is it advisable to use items (2a) and (2b) together to have the highest memory module for the mobo, that is a total of 3GB instead of 2GB?.

I do not want to pay for and use 4 sticks (2 kits) of item 2a (4GB) and ended up with 3GB recognised by the mobo. :D:



3) If TWIN2X2048-5400C4 is a better choice in terms of appreciably faster speed which commensurates with the more money spent, the same question which was asked in item (2) recurs. :brick:

a) is it better to install just the TWIN2X2048-5400C4 for 2GB, or

b) is it advisable to add 1 stick of CM2X1024-5400C4 to make it 3GB total.



The same dilemma crops up again between installing 2GB kit only or 3GB using 3 sticks (instead of ending up with 3GB even using 4 sticks of 1GB each).


The above questions are asked with the understanding that all other components of the computer are the same (constant). :):


Thank you for your kind assistance. :praise:



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome to the forums, MNL!


With the P5GD2 mainboard the fastest you'll be able to run the memory without overclocking your CPU is DDR-II 600 or PC4800. If you're planning on overclocking or want to run DDR-II 600, the Twin2X2048-5400C4 set is the one for you.


If you don't need that kind of performance, go with the VS2GBKit533D2 instead and run the memory at DDR-II 533 / PC4300. If you're not a power user, then the VS kit is also for you.


Regardless, in both cases, I think you're a little confused with the 3/4 GB BIOS limitation.


What happens is the BIOS recognizes slightly less than 4GB's of memory (3,900 MB or such), but other programs will correctly see it. The limitation here is that 32-bit Windows XP will not cache more than 2GB of RAM for program use anyways and while using 64-bit architecture can help, most people don't need that much RAM anyways.


For any system, however, it is never reccommended to mix and match memory... if you wanted to use multiple modules, then you should use exactly the same modules.


In your case I would reccomend just sticking with 2GB (2 x 1GB) of memory as you probably won't need any more than that.




Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...