Originally Posted by AloiWheelz
Well, there isnt any memory in it either, but I can only put in 2 sticks of ddr2 because the motherboard has ddr and ddr2 in combo, but you can only use either ddr dor ddr2. I think the manual stated that it only supports 2GB full system memory, but is there any way I could put 4GB in there? And the only memory I find in stores closest to me is ddr2 800mhz. The memory rated for this board is ddr2 533mhz but it will do 600mhz with an overclock and a 800mhz fsb cpu. Does this mean I will have to overclock to run the 800mhz ram? or can it be downclocked to run properly?
1- as for expanding the memory, I am afraid there is no way to expand it further than the limited amount stated by the manufacturer, but you can use the "Windows ReadyBoost" by using a USB flash stick in either Windows Vista or Windows 7, and here let's say that you can "for instance" use a stick of 4 GB capacity, which will put a very good impact on the overall system performance ( this is from a personal experience on a 945GC motherboard I owned before with a P4 and ONLY 2GB DDR2 limit of memory)
2- regarding overclocking.. unfortunately, you maybe able to overclock the CPU, but the RAM wont be overclocked further the stated number in the manual AT ALL, so if it's only 533 FSB for RAM (like the motherboard I owned in the past) then overclocking wont let the RAM run anything higher than this.
I hope this helped some.