Question What kind of RAM do I need?

Dec 3, 2019
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now that I've figured out my system/motherboard specs (thanks to some help on here), I have to figure out what kind of RAM I need to get. And honestly reading all these posts about memory and overclocking etc etc is a bit confusing. I think I have determined that I should buy a kit of 4x2gb of DDR2 RAM, but does it matter what brand? I have found a few on Amazon but they say for AMD and I have ASUS. And I don't know what info you guys need to help me, so I'm guessing at what I need to provide. I apologize in advance if it's too much or not enough. Thanks! :)

Processors Information
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Socket 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 2 (max 2)
Number of threads 2 (max 2)
Manufacturer GenuineIntel
Name Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
Codename Conroe
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.00GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 775 LGA (0x0)
CPUID 6.F.B
Extended CPUID 6.F
Core Stepping G0
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 1994.4 MHz
Multiplier x Bus Speed 6.0 x 332.4 MHz
Base frequency (cores) 332.4 MHz
Base frequency (ext.) 332.4 MHz
Rated Bus speed 1329.6 MHz
Stock frequency 3000 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T, VT-x
Microcode Revision 0xB6
L1 Data cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 4096 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Max CPUID level 0000000Ah
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 32 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 32 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 4 MB, 2 thread(s)
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 9.0x
Max VID 1.325 V

Chipset
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Northbridge Intel P965/G965 rev. C2
Southbridge Intel 82801HB/HR (ICH8/R) rev. B0
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Size 4 GBytes
Channels Dual, (Symmetric)
Memory Frequency 332.4 MHz (1:1)
CAS# latency (CL) 5.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 6
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 6
Cycle Time (tRAS) 15
Command Rate (CR) 2T
Host Bridge 0x29A0


Memory SPD
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DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x50
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Module Manufacturer(ID) Melco (7F7F7F8300000000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Part number
Number of banks 8
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 3.0-3-3-9-12 @ 200 MHz
JEDEC #2 4.0-4-4-12-16 @ 266 MHz
JEDEC #3 5.0-5-5-18-23 @ 400 MHz

DIMM # 2
SMBus address 0x52
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Module Manufacturer(ID) SK Hynix (AD00000000000000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Part number HYMP125U64CP8-S6
Serial number 04008134
Manufacturing date Week 37/Year 08
Number of banks 8
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 4.0-4-4-12-16 @ 266 MHz
JEDEC #2 5.0-5-5-15-20 @ 333 MHz
JEDEC #3 6.0-6-6-18-24 @ 400 MHz
 
Dec 3, 2019
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What ram to get depends on the actual motherboard model, and what it supports, with regards to capacity, and speed. CPU-Z should be able to get you the motherboard model.
Yes, thanks. It's an ASUS P5B. This info is from the ASUS website: 4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR2 800 / 667 / 533 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory

I have found a few kits of the 4x2gb for sale
Ex: 8GB Kit (4x2GB) DDR2 800 Udimm RAM, ROYEMAI DDR2-800 mhz PC2-6400 /PC2-6400U DDR2 2GB 1.8V CL6 240 Pin Non-ECC Unbuffered Desktop RAM Memory Modules
In the description below it states: Notice:DDR2 800, PC2-6400, Unbuffered, Dual Rank, Non ECC, 1.8V CL6, For AMD, Intel system. CPU-Z says that my processor is an Intel Core 2 Duo. So would this work for me? I'm kind of a self taught girl when it comes to all things computer, so I appreciate your time.
 

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