Posted on 2005-03-21
I am building a new pc and I have a query concerning memory and FSB. The config is as follows:
- Asus P4C800-E Motherboard (4 x Dimm slots)
- Intel Pentium 4 3.066Ghz Prescott (800Mhz)
My first question is concerning memory... to operate in Dual Channel mode it is recommended I purchase the identical memory. I am needing at least 2GB memory with an option to upgrade.
Would you therefore recommend purchase 1GB x 2 leaving option for upgrade or 4 x 512MB cheaper but more expensive to upgrade.
Also I have checked the Corsair Web Site for compatability and they have come up with DDR-550 and DDR-500 (XMS-4000). However the Motherboard manual shows no mention of this. Is this new?
Anything special do I need to do to ensure that FSB & Memory match?