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Hey guys,

I recently bought 2x2 gb of Patriot 800 mhz ddr 2 RAM to upgrade my neighbors computer which uses an old ASUS P5N MX mobo.

The thing is im having some problems starting the computer, and im beggining to think it is because the memory is not compatible.

When i first checked for compatible RAM, the ASUS site said it supported 800, but now I see it says *800 Overclocked.Does this mean it doesnt support memory with native 800 mhz ?

Thanks in advance for any answers I can get !
    
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Hey guys,

I recently bought 2x2 gb of Patriot 800 mhz ddr 2 RAM to upgrade my neighbors computer which uses an old ASUS P5N MX mobo.

The thing is im having some problems starting the computer, and im beggining to think it is because the memory is not compatible.

When i first checked for compatible RAM, the ASUS site said it supported 800, but now I see it says *800 Overclocked.Does this mean it doesnt support memory with native 800 mhz ?

Thanks in advance for any answers I can get !

Overclocked means that to get it to run a 800 you have to set that up in the BIOS.

It;s likely a voltage problem, usually is.

I don't know how configurable your (his) BIOS is, but you may have to set voltages and timings manually.
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