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Thread: Is there 184 pin dual channel DDR RAM?

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    Is there 184 pin dual channel DDR RAM?

    I have a motherboard that supports dual channel 184 pin but all the DDR2 (I'm assuming this is dual channel) I see online is all 240 pin. Where do I find 184 pin dual channel RAM to fit this board?

    Here is the board.
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.p...187&SID=158091



    Product Info

    * MSI's latest K8NGM2 utilizes the latest nForce4 chipset supporting the GeForce 6150 high performance integrated graphics. Besides the standard, high performance features of a motherboard, the K8NGM2 includes an amazing image processing ability and an embedded DVI-D output that every gamer will totally love. Users can install additional graphics card in the PCI-Express x16 slot to achieve better display performance. The latest K8NGM2 is definitely the best solution for high performance computing demands as well as future upgrades.

    Features

    * - Support Socket 939 AMD Processor
    - Support Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor
    - The Most Powerful Onboard Graphics Solution
    - Enjoy Home Theater Experience Right on your PC
    - Rich and Powerful Connection Capability
    - PCI Express x16
    - SATA 2 with RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5
    - Gigabit Lan
    - NVIDIA PureVideo Technology

    Specifications

    * CPU:
    • Supports 64-bit AMD® Athlon™ 64FX/64 processor (Socket 939)
    • Supports 3000+, 3200+, 3500+, 3800+, 4000+, 4400+, 4600+, 4800+, FX53, FX55, FX57, FX60

    Chipset
    • NVIDIA ® C51PV (GeForce6150) Chipset
    - HyperTransport connection to AMD K8 Athlon64 processor
    - 8 or 16 bit control/address/data transfer both directions
    - 1GHz "Double Data Rate" operation both direction
    - Supports one PCI-E x16 slot
    - Graphic integrated
    • NVIDIA ® MCP51 (MCP430) Chipset
    - Supports dual channel native SATA controller up to 300MB/s with RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and 5
    - Ultra DMA 66/100/133 master mode PCI EIDE controller
    - ACPI & PC2001 compliant enhanced power management
    - Supports USB2.0 up to 8 ports
    - Supports HD audio

    Main Memory
    • Supports dual channel DDR 266/333/400, using four 184-pin DDR DIMMs.
    • Supports the memory size up to 4GB
    • Supports 2.5v DDR SDRAM DIMM

    On-Board IDE/SATA
    • An IDE controller on the NVIDIA® nForce MPC51 (nForce 430) chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66 operation modes.
    - Can connect up to 4 IDE devices
    • NVIDIA® nForce MPC51 (nForce 430) supports 4 SATA II ports
    - Transfer rate is up to 300MB/s
    - Supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5

    Audio
    • 7.1 channel audio codec RealTek ALC880
    - Compliance with AC97 v2.3 Spec.
    - Meet PC2001 audio performance requirement.

    LAN
    • VITESSE vsc8201RX
    - Compliant with PCI v2.2
    - Supports ACPI Power Managment
    - Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s or 1000Mb/s (for VSC8201RX only)

    IEEE 1394
    • Supports two IEEE1394 ports, transfer rate is up to 400Mbps
    • Controlled by VIA VT6307 chipset

    On-Board Peripherals
    - 1 floppy port supports 1 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes
    - 1 VGA port
    - 1 DVI port
    - 2 IEEE1394 ports (rear x 1 / front x 1)
    - 1 parallel port supporting SPP/EPP/ECP mode
    - 8 USB2.0 ports (rear x 4 / front x 4)
    - 1 Audio (Line-in/Line-Out/MIC) port
    - 1 Audio header (Rear/central/side output)
    - 1 TV-out header
    - 1 RJ-45 LAN Jack
    - 2 IDE ports support 4 IDE devices
    - 4 serial ATA ports

    Slots
    • One PCI Express x16 slot
    • One PCI Express x1 slot
    • Two 32-bit Master 3.3v/5v PCI Bus slots

    Dimension
    - 9.61 in (L) x 9.61 in(W)
    - Micro-ATX Form Factor
    Ampie Case
    2.5" Hard Drive 80GB Samsung 5400RPM
    256 MB DDR2 PC5400
    Xenarc 700TSV - VGA Monitor
    Intel D945GCLF Motherboard
    M2-ATX-HV

    2005 Honda Civic

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    DDR2 has nothing to do with dual channel. your board takes normal DDR RAM but if you stick in at least two (probably have to be the same size) your motherboard can be switched into dual channel mode. So there is no special dual channel ddr ram. that is something your processor and mainboard can do to speed up the conventional ddr ram. It is possible though that some ram works better in this mode than others and therefore you might wanna avoid cheap noname brands of ebay.

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