memory advice needed

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by fabrice, May 13, 2003.

  1. fabrice

    fabrice Guest


    i'm about to embarq on building myself an "anus" to put Nuendo and possibly HaLION 2.0.

    i need some advice to choose the memory.
    the mobo i'm considering is ASUS P4PE with a Northwood 533MHz (i might not afford the 3GHz HT)

    i know the max is 2GB: is 2GB an overkill?
    if not, how do you organize that into 3 DIMM slots?
    do you have to get matched pairs?
    i know i need DDR333 184-pin, but which one to get?
    Corsair seems to be recommended by Asus.
    this matched pair, 2 or 3 of those, yet 2 or 3 of those or those and this one states PC2700 but the bus clock rate is DDR400/PC3200.

    there's a lot of difference in price; i'm confused; and that's just Corsair; there's also Crucial in that list.

    can someone shed some light on this matter, i'm lost :confused:

    thanx in advance,
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    2GB is way overkill for that machine. 1GB is PLENTY!

    Get yourself two sticks of 512 PC2700 DDR 333 and be done with it!
    Simple as that man!

  3. Opus,

    Documentation in the P4PE manual states:

    "This motherboard does not support double sided x16 DDR DIMM."

    What exactly does that mean? I just purchased 2 Kingston (KHX2700/512) 512Mb PC2700 DDR 333 but haven't installed them yet. How do I tell if they are or are not double sided x16 DDR DIMM?


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