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Compatible RAM with Asus Motherboard?

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Just got some memory from a friend and I wondered if it was compatible with my motherboard.  Obviously they are different frequencies so I wouldn't use them both if they were both ok, but which one is better and can I use it for my motherboard?

Reneon CL 2.5
256mb DDR 333 Pc 2700U

and

Kingston Infineon KVR 2.5 V
AVMI08C0416

Let me know if you need more information.  What I gave is off the two cards.
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Crucial and Kingston have memory configurators that tell you what RAM will work with your motherboard.  PC2700 DDR333 looks compatible http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp?Mfr%2BProductline=ASUS%2B+Motherboards&mfr=ASUS&tabid=AM&model=P4S800D&submit=Go, but only with a cpu that runs at 166FSB or less (in other words, most hyperthreading P4's are not compatible).

The Kingston Infineon doesn't have enough information, like PCxxxx rating.
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Here's what I have
Intel Pentium 4 3.0E Prescott 800MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 478 Processor - Retail  

I assume it won't work then huh?
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Nope - the RAM that I could identify is too slow for 800FSB.  I don't know about the other one.

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Callandor,

Thanks for your help!  A+++
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Just for your edification, you will need PC3200 or higher for that cpu.
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