2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2015 12:42 AM by Dont-Ask-Me

    Intel D845GEBV2/D845PESV: memory support (2 x 1GB)

    anisotropic

      Documentation (see below) says the Intel D845GEBV2/D845PESV supports up to 2GB of RAM, but then, it goes on to say that 1GB sticks of PC2700 have not been 'validated' for use, despite the board being designed with those parameters in mind.

       

      Given that I want to use the motherboard in a game server setup, I want to install as much RAM as is possible. Thus, I want to max it out at 2GB, but am worried it will either damage the motherboard/memory/system, or be unstable.

       

      Does anyone have experience with this board in particular? I need to know if it can handle 2 x 1GB PC2700.

       

      Also: not to push my luck, but should PC3200 work just as well? (not officially supported)

       

      Documentation

      http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/D845GEBV2/

      http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/D845PESV/

        • 1. Re: Intel D845GEBV2/D845PESV: memory support (2 x 1GB)
          ntesla

          Yes, PC 3200 will work...

          There is a note about this if you search the Intel support site pages. As far as I have found, 2 GB will run on this motherboard, but it must be SPD (serial presence detect) DDR S DRAM unbuffered, non-ECC, suspend to RAM, X 16 double sided is not supported, low density type, 184 pin, 2.5 volt only.

          There is some dandy PC 3200 high speed memory available nowdays, in matched sets.

          • 2. Re: Intel D845GEBV2/D845PESV: memory support (2 x 1GB)
            Dont-Ask-Me

            Your question was:

            "Documentation (see below) says the Intel D845GEBV2/D845PESV supports up to 2GB of RAM, but then, it goes on to say that 1GB sticks of PC2700 have not been 'validated' for use, despite the board being designed with those parameters in mind."

             

            My response is "yes" from personal experience.  i cannot, however, verify that PC3200 works, but it would be worth a try.  i've also just learned that this board is upgradable to a 280mhz cpu, not that it would be worth the time and expense, but more so to again point out just how advanced this board was for its day.