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Old 10-03-2005, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default some help about RAM

Il start with spec's

mobo: A socket asus A7v600
CPU: Amd Athlon XP3200
RAM: PC3200 1X1024
Video: Powercolor radeon X800
HD's: WD raptor x2 + ata 250G

so to the question.

I first bought 2X1024 PC3200
it turned out that this mobo did not support 2048 ram with PC3200.
(luckly my bro was willing to take the xtra 1024)

The mobo however supports 3X1024 PC2700.
so i was thinking to byt 2X1024 PC2700.
and give the PC3200 to my bro.

But then the only reason to have 2048 mb RAM
Wud be BF2
So wud this pc run BF2 good even with 2048 RAM?
or is it to week?

No point of buying 2X1024 PC2700. if the pc still cant handel BF2

I did try a demo BF2 and it lagged bad.


Oh is the PC2700 much slower than PC3200?

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Old 10-03-2005, 11:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok when I checked out your MOBO I found :

Asus A7v600
DDR400 (PC3200) Support
DDR400 (PC3200), the latest and fastest DDR memory standard, supports bandwidth up to 3.2GB/s to provide enhanced system performance.

It seems to me that your mobo will indeed support 2 Gb of 3200 RAM... It could be that your setup was off on the RAM.

Do you have the manual for your mobo ?
It will have the setup guide for your RAM.
I have 3 DIMM slots and have to skip the middle slot...
You may want to check that...

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Old 10-03-2005, 11:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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sometimes motherboards are picky about the RAM you put in. not just the speeds.
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Old 10-03-2005, 12:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the manual says 2 slots for PC3200.
and it has this supported list for PC3200
and ther it is only 256 and 512 no 1024 mb.
With the two PC3200 it was werry unstabil.
But when i did that memtest tingy. it run with the memtest no foult 14 houers.

in windows with the two memorysticks. it cud fal out (bluescreen) randomly. from 2 min to houers..

it works great with the one PC3200. Even if crucial is not in this list.

And it does not say any about using 1 and 3 slot.for PC3200
I asumed it was most correct to use slot 1 and 2.

an i think my bro got mad if i took back the memory stick... lol
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