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This under Windows 98SE. What brand of ram do you recommend?

Wed Mar 21, 4: VIA C3 is always unlocked by the way. I didn’t even bother opening the tower one of those horizontal ones since what you guys have said thus far made sense and it will probably be easier to just buy him a used PIII tower and be done with it.

Not as much as the ram, though. The bx chipset supports 1GB of ram.

In this review, we will tackle this question by giving a performance comparison of 3 chipsets. If you use three or less modules, usually registered memory isn’t required, and you shouldn’t buy it – it is more expensive and slower.

Unfortunately I’m not a good fortune teller. Nov 26, Posts: Intel’s attempt at providing a CPU which had officially broken the MHz FSB bottleneck was received with a mixed response in terms of performance benefits.

Ars Tribunus Angusticlavius et Subscriptor. However, this inflicted a performance penalty on graphical performance since PCI has significantly lower bandwidth throughput than AGP. Fortunately this Geforce 4 did not complain at all. Only PC Dimms are available. Return to General Old Hardware. If you run a server however, you probably want to use registered modules – typically you will use all ram slots i4400bx those systems, and just for the possibility it might be more stable you might want to spend the extra cash and pay the small performance hit.


Modules with 16 ram chips, each chip organized as 16Mx8.

RAM FAQ for boards based on the ibx chipset

Expect more of the type 3 and probably 4 to show up in the i440vx for sale. But usually the term double-sided refers to the logical organization of the ram chips synonym as banksnot the physical placement of the chips. Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references.

I suggest using memtest86 to test your ram, this program seems to catch almost all errors if you let it run all tests. I would recommend however not to buy just the cheapest generic ram available. Where can I find even more information about the bx chipset? Wed Mar 21, 7: The bx chipset indeed has support for EDO memory, but most boards don’t an exception to that are the bx based boards from supermicro.

The higher end GX chipset released in June that was originally i440gx for servers and workstations has this support. EDO and FPM modules can be buffered or unbuffered, and sdram modules can be registered or unbuffered the term unregistered is sometimes used too. For a MB, 16 or 18 chip dimm to work, these values must be 2 and MB, respectively.


What’s the difference between the i440BX and the i440ZX??

If you want to use more than three double-sided modules, it is probably a good idea to use registered memory, because the “capacitive load” on the memory bus can get quite high, and you might experience stability problems.

I have more than MB memory and the board seems to recognize all of it, but Windows acts strangely, telling me that I don’t have enough ram or just doesn’t start some applications. That wasn’t usually the concern though, the concern is the motherboard. What is your biggest Pentium 4 Collection? Newer quality Dimms feature such organization, but they will not work k440bx bx-based boards. Back in mid, Intel had introduced their iBX chipset which was i440bd designated chipset for their Pentium II line of processors.