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post #11 of 17
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OK that link to the PS guide ROCKED thank you.
I got the PS thing down now lets move to ram if you guys don't mind.
Now the ram needs to be higher Mhz then what the board needs?
Lower CAS is better has to be low density and 4 x 512mb is better than 2 x 1gb?
Am i even close?
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So my PS is good its 3.3 40A, 5v 50A, 12v 36A, -12v 1A, -5v 1A, +5vsb 2A.
So that PS should run my new system just fine right?
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OK that link to the PS guide ROCKED thank you.
I got the PS thing down now lets move to ram if you guys don't mind.
Now the ram needs to be higher Mhz then what the board needs?
Lower CAS is better has to be low density and 4 x 512mb is better than 2 x 1gb?
Am i even close?
2x1gb is better.

yes, lower timings are better...and higher Mhz is better...

Having it faster than the board, means that you can overclock the board, without the memory struggling..
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post #14 of 17
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Ok the p5b says (Notice: Only DDR2-800 memory supporting JEDEC approved 1.8V operation with timings of 5-5-5 or 6-6-6 is supported on Intel Desktop Boards based on Intel 965 Express Chipsets)

NOW does that mean i can use ram with voltage of 2.2-2.3?
And my PS is ok for this build right?
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Can y'all explain the voltages on memory please? am a little lost here if Motherboard says 1.8v can i get something that uses the 2.2-2.3 or no?
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I am not sure about the P5B, but on most motherboards you can use higher voltage RAM, but to be completely stable you have to change the voltage to the RAM's recommended. I have no idea about the mobo that require JEDEC, but it looks like you have to get JEDEC certifired RAM...

-JoeUbi

P.S. I could be completely wrong...
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post #17 of 17
You can use higher voltage RAM. It's just that you might need to set the voltage manually, since at first boot it'll likely set it at 1.8V or so with some weird timings.

I have Crucial DDR2 1000 rated at 2.2V in an P5B (not -E nor -Deluxe, just plain P5B). It booted correctly, and I could set the voltage of the RAM in the BIOS. However, unfortunately, the board does not support more than 2.1V, so overclocking is limited with this RAM. I will get new RAM for that rig soon...
    
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