1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 18, 2015 4:52 PM by henrya_intel

    Looking to upgrade memory to PC2-5300, but find AMD only DIMM's. Can I use those?


      I have  Asus P5LP-LE (Leonite) by HP. It is rated with the following:



      * Northbridge: Intel 945G

      * Southbridge: ICH7DH


      *  533 MHz, 800 MHz, 1066 MHz (processor dependent)

      Processor Support


      *  Socket type: 775


      -  Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:



      *  Core 2 Duo E6x00     **** I upgraded from the stock to an E6700

      *  Core 2 Duo E4x00

      *  Pentium D 9x0 Dual Core

      *  Pentium D 8xx Dual Core


      *  Pentium 4 6x1 series

      *  Celeron D 3xx series


      Memory Support


      *  Dual channel memory architecture

      *  Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets

      *  Supports PC2 3200 (400 MHz), PC 4200 (533 MHz) and PC2 5300 (667 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs

      *  non-ECC memory only, unbuffered

      *  Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 4 GB

      Now, according to this listing, I should be able to install PC2-5300 DDR2 DIMM's. Looking for DIMM's on eBay, and it seems like there is nothing BUT AMD DIMM's.
      Is there really a difference between "AMD" vs "INTEL" DIMM's? Can I use a DIMM that is for an AMD on this board? I don't want to put a whole lot of money into this system since I'm going to be doing a complete upgrade later on. But I do need to upgrade ram especially since i've installed Win10x64 and from clean boot, the system is utilizing 1.3-1.5Gig of my 3Gig of ram. (DIMM slot #4 is dead, so can only use 3 slots. Want to upgrade to 2x 4Gig modules)
      Also, is it possible to upgrade to PC2-6400? I know the stats dont include that speed, but I know that some memory can be installed of a higher speed, and it will run fine at the slightly lower speed. But, I dont know if there is some kind of internal regulator that keeps the faster memory from working.
      Thanks for any help,