Please help, Will the 845G support DDR333 or not?

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Please help, Will the 845G support DDR333 or not?

Postby James Cotter » Fri May 24, 2002 1:53 pm

Hi there,

Here is my dilemma. On Toms Hardware it says that the 845G will support DDR333 (albeit unofficialy). I have heard however that the board that THG reviewed had the upcoming (September) 845GE chipset which is going to officially support DDR333. Looking at the specs of the Asus 845G and the Abit 845G neither of them say they support DDR333. Can 845E boards run DDR333 (overclocked) as i have also heard and how much of an overclock is this as stability is important.

If the 845G is the same on the memory front as the 845E i would far prefer the 845E. I need to buy my mobo quickly so a definitive answer would be really helpful.

Please, please, please help. Thanks in advance,
James :D

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Postby Aibohphobia » Fri May 24, 2002 11:45 pm

yes the i845g will run pc2700 ram without a problem, the E however would require fsb modification.
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Postby James Cotter » Sat May 25, 2002 2:25 am

Hi Peter,

I hope you dont think that i am rude double checking with you, i was just wondering how you knew this. It is not that i dont believe you i just want to make 100% certain before purchasing 845G when on features i would prefer 845E.

Thanks for taking the time to respond to my original post, and sorry for being a pest about this,

James :D
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Postby Aibohphobia » Sat May 25, 2002 2:35 am

:twisted: :twisted: How dare you question my knowledge :!: :twisted: :twisted:
[just kidding]
Here is a link to a site of more information on this chipset: http://www.anandtech.com/chipsets/showd ... i=1624&p=5 . I too question what unofficial means, but as long as the proper multiplier is set for fsb - ram in the bios it can't mean much. I'm guessing it means that Intel did not intend for this, but the motherboard manufacturers easily enabled such a modification?
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Postby James Cotter » Sat May 25, 2002 2:45 am

Thanks a lot Peter, your help is much appreciated :D ,
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Postby Aussie » Sat May 25, 2002 4:41 am

http://213.219.40.69/24050203.htm

845G, 845E can support DDR 333

But not officially




http://www.ocworkbench.com/index.stm

Can i845E run Async DDR333 ?
If you have read our EPoX 4G4A+ review, you would have already known that it can in fact run async DDR333 mode.
Since i845E and i845G are so similar, is it possible to do that as well ? We did a test and posted our findings.



http://www.ocworkbench.com/2002/epox/4g4a+/4g4a+p1.htm

EPoX 4G4A+ i845G Review.


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Postby James Cotter » Sat May 25, 2002 5:38 am

My next question then is whether anybody knows if the Asus 845G board or the Abit 845G enable you to run the memory at this speed. Or if they are boring and follow Intel :evil:

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Postby Aussie » Sat May 25, 2002 6:22 am

http://www.gamepc.com/reviews/hardware_review.asp?review=p4b533&page=2&mscssid=&tp=

Asus P4B533-E Intel 845-E Motherboard
Next the CPU sits the three DIMM slots, capable of holding up to 2GB of PC-1600/2100 memory at it's maximum. Interesting to note, that even as VIA and SiS are touting DDR333 support, Intel's 845-E does not officially support DDR-333. In fact, Asus does not even supply the correct divisors in the BIOS if you wanted to run DDR-333 on this motherboard. While DDR-333 memory works fine in this motherboard, apparently Intel is not ready to state their name saying that DDR-333 is fully verified. For the record, we have gotten our memory up to 333 MHz on this board with a bit of overclocking.



There doesn't appear to be any reviews of the ASUS P4B533-V (Intel 845G) as yet.


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Postby James Cotter » Sat May 25, 2002 6:26 am

Hi Aussie,

Thanks for your reply, its great to know someone who has looked at these boards. I do however stupidly :oops: and embarrisingly :oops: still have a bit of a problem understanding.

In the summary it states:
Cons
DDR266 support only
BIOS needs tuning up in performance
Expensive

But elsewhere it says that it has 333 support. Do you mean it officially only supports 266 but that it can be run at 333. If this is the case how easy is it to run at 333, is it just as easy as the 845G.

Thanks for all your help,
James :D
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Postby James Cotter » Sat May 25, 2002 6:29 am

Sorry Aussie,

I was actually writing my last post when your reply arrived so i did not get a chance to read it. Did you overclock to get it to run 333 then?
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