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ok 2 problems here.


Can a ASRock Socket 478 M266A Motherboard support a 512 MB SDRam Chip at PC133 and a 256 MB SDRam chip at PC133 at the Same time?

I was playing World of Warcraft and got alot of MPQ errors since I inserted the 256 chip, it worked fine at first though, then after restarting the cpu it would cause it to go unstable and restart on its own at the login screen until I took the chip out.

So I put the 256 Chip back in the other cpu I got it from, and now that CPU is doing the same thing except with a blue screen with sys dump or something, was putting the 256 Chip on the ASRock motherboard make it faulty?


Would I get these same problems on the ASRock motherboard if I paired up 2 512 MB SDRam chips PC133 together?




EDIT:

on the other cpu I was running a 64 MB SDRam PC100 chip simultaneously with the 256, I took out the 64 and now it works fine, strangely enough.
 

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Bullet:

From reading your mobo spec info, whata confusing is when it says 2 x DDR 266 2 x PC 133 I think you will be FAR better off getting two sticks of 512MB PC 2100 DDR memory (DDR 266) at least that would run in dual channel mode !! giving you the bus doubling and full potential of the mobo to 533 mhz

the PC 133 memory though it will run / will be dog of the year on your mobo

I dont belive you can mix and match the PC 2100 and the PC 133 as their speeds and voltage are so much different (the pc2100 is cabable of doubla data rate the PC 133 is NOT)

The good news for you is / the PC 2100 memory is kind of old enough you can pick them up cheap now

here is a gig of memory I bet you can pick up for $40.00 bucks !!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-1GB-DDR-RAM...795257832QQcategoryZ74942QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

regards

joe
 

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But wouldnt I be able to run 2 PC133 Chips on it even if one is 512 and the other is 256?

although I am gonna take your advice and look into those PC2100 chips.

also lets not forget, how much a factor would a 5400 RPM Maxtor HDD would be on these chips, since its a slow HDD.
 
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