Memory upgrade

  Roy* 10:36 19 Jan 2011

I used the Crucial site to check my system and recommend a memory upgrade the result was as follows:

Guaranteed-compatible memory upgrade for your ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

Crucial Recommends : 2GB new memory added (2 x 1GB in 2 memory slots) = £103.18

ASUS K8V-MX specification:

Max memory capacity: 2048MB
Current Installed memory: 512MB
Available slots: 0
Total memory slots: 2
Dual channel support: no
CPU Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
CPU family: AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3200+ Model 12, stepping 0
CPU Speed: 2200 MHz

I wasn’t expecting it to cost £100 to upgrade to 2GB, is there a cheaper alternative to achieve 2GB as I’m sure I’ve seen it a lot cheaper but maybe these are not compatible with my system. I realise I could upgrade to 1GB and pay less.

  HondaMan 10:40 19 Jan 2011

Try here click here

  Roy* 11:01 19 Jan 2011

Not sure what’s the best option, my memory slots can hold DDR PC3200, DDR PC2700 with a maximum of 1GB per slot. So for example if I select 184 Pin DDR3200 400MHz they’re available at £22 each for 1GB at mrmemory. Will that work on my machine or do I need to select the other types? E.g. 184 Pin DDR3200 400MHz ECC REG which cost more, not sure what the ECC and REG do?

  northumbria61 11:57 19 Jan 2011

ECC - This has to do with error checking. For the typical home PC, ECC is not necessary. You need non-ecc

  northumbria61 11:59 19 Jan 2011

Further - I wouldn't use ECC on anything but a server... the chances of any errors occurring in RAM are close to none, especially if you have good RAM... however, on a server, even one error is a BIG problem, because the RAM is used a lot, and server crash = downtime. For home or workstation use, though, it just adds expense (normally) and makes it marginally slower, with no real gains to speak of.

  Roy* 12:13 19 Jan 2011

So I'll go for the 184 Pin DDR3200 400MHz

  HondaMan 12:27 19 Jan 2011

Please let us know the result you get. It's always nice to have a little feedback.

  Roy* 10:21 21 Jan 2011

mrmemory advised the appropriate module for my PC. I ordered it after 4pm and it arrived through the door the next morning and fitted that evening. So upgraded from 0.5Gb to 2Gb for £50 (incld VAT)and now it's working great with web pages not freezing like they did!

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