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PC2-5300 - Do i need to install a new FSB controller to use it?


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Hi, Im hoping one of you can help me here...

 

I decided to build a PC for myself based around a Gigabyte - GA 8I945GMH-RH motherboard. Checking on dabs confirmed that the board would accept PC-5300 memory so i went ahead and splashed out on 2 x 512 value select sticks.

 

However, checking the motherboard documentation there's a note that says in order to use PC-5300 i need to 'install a 800/1066 fsb controller' (or words to that effect).

 

Does this mean that I need to physically install a new 945g or my ram wont run at optimum speed or does it mean that the ram wont work at all?!

 

Thanks in advance.

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Hi, Im hoping one of you can help me here...

 

I decided to build a PC for myself based around a Gigabyte - GA 8I945GMH-RH motherboard. Checking on dabs confirmed that the board would accept PC-5300 memory so i went ahead and splashed out on 2 x 512 value select sticks.

 

However, checking the motherboard documentation there's a note that says in order to use PC-5300 i need to 'install a 800/1066 fsb controller' (or words to that effect).

 

Does this mean that I need to physically install a new 945g or my ram wont run at optimum speed or does it mean that the ram wont work at all?!

 

Is your CPU an 800 FSB model or a 1066 FSB model? Or is it a 533 FSB model?

 

If your CPU is a 533 FSB model, your DDR2-667 (PC2-5300) DDR2 memory will run only up to DDR2-533 (PC2-4200) speed. As the RAM GUY said, you will need either an 800 FSB CPU or a 1066 FSB CPU in order to run DDR2-667 (PC2-5300) memory at its rated clockspeed.

 

You would need to be running a 800/1066 FSB CPU is what they are trying to say!

 

Affirmative!

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