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Corsair CMX512-4400?

By Rilla927
Nov 12, 2006
  1. Hi folks,

    I have 4 banks in my computer for memory. While two of them are occupied already. They are two 512 sticks.

    With the other two banks left, would I have to use two more 512 or could they be of a larger size as long as both were the same?

    Here are some specs you may need:

    Motherboard Name Asus A8V Deluxe

    Front Side Bus Properties:
    Bus Type AMD Hammer
    Real Clock 200 MHz
    Effective Clock 200 MHz
    HyperTransport Clock 1000 MHz

    Memory Bus Properties:
    Bus Type Dual DDR SDRAM
    Bus Width 128-bit
    DRAM:FSB Ratio CPU/12
    Real Clock 200 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 401 MHz
    Bandwidth 6409 MB/s

    Chipset Bus Properties:
    Bus Type VIA V-Link
    Bus Width 8-bit
    Real Clock 67 MHz (ODR)
    Effective Clock 533 MHz
    Bandwidth 533 MB/s

    Motherboard Physical Info:
    CPU Sockets/Slots 1 Socket 939
    Expansion Slots 5 PCI, 1 AGP
    RAM Slots 4 DDR DIMM
    Integrated Devices Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394
    Form Factor ATX
    Motherboard Size 240 mm x 300 mm
    Motherboard Chipset K8T800Pro
    Extra Features Asus Intelligence, JumperFree, Q-Fan 2, Stepless Freq Selection, Ultra-ATA/133, SATA, RAID

    Motherboard Manufacturer:
    Company Name ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

    Module Name Corsair CMX512-4400
    Serial Number None
    Module Size 512 MB (2 ranks, 4 banks)
    Module Type Unbuffered
    Memory Type DDR SDRAM
    Memory Speed PC4400 (275 MHz)
    Module Width 64 bit
    Module Voltage SSTL 2.5
    Error Detection Method None
    Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

    Memory Timings:
    @ 277 MHz 3.0-5-5-10 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

    CPU Properties:
    CPU Type AMD Athlon 64 FX-53, 2400 MHz (12 x 200)
    CPU Alias ClawHammer S939
    CPU Stepping SH-CG
    Instruction Set x86, x86-64, MMX, 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2
    Original Clock 2400 MHz
    Min / Max CPU Multiplier 4x / 25x
    L1 Code Cache 64 KB (Parity)
    L1 Data Cache 64 KB (ECC)
    L2 Cache 1 MB (On-Die, ECC, Full-Speed)

    CPU Physical Info:
    Package Type 939 Pin uOPGA
    Package Size 4.00 cm x 4.00 cm
    Transistors 105.9 million
    Process Technology 9Mi, 0.13 um, CMOS, Cu, SOI
    Die Size 193 mm2
    Core Voltage 1.500 - 1.550 V
    I/O Voltage 1.2 V + 2.5 V
    Maximum Power 89.0 W

    CPU Manufacturer:
    Company Name Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

    Thank you for your in put.
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    U can use any size of RAM, but make sure that it's of the right speed (and same brand preferably). If ur able to get a dual-channel kit (i.e. a 1GB kit with two 512MB sticks that have exactly the same specs), then that would be best since it would give best performance.
     
  3. Rilla927

    Rilla927 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 152

    I understand the speed and same brand issue.

    So you mean I can use something larger than 512 as long as their a pair of the same? I was thinking on the lines of (2) I Gig sticks to add.

    Tell me if I'm out of line here. I'm just trying to think ahead.

    That way I would gain 1 extra gig by using the (2) 1Gig sticks instead of using (2) 512 sticks. I wasn't sure if it would work or not. And yes that's what I would look for the duel channel kit.

    Thank you so much for your advice,
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Yeah that will work fine too. I have two 2k1GB kits and they work great. Much faster performance is seen, especially in encoding and other stuff.
     
  5. Rilla927

    Rilla927 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 152

    Okay, but can I keep the (2)512 I originally have and then add the (2) 1Gig sticks to= 3 Gig in ram. That's what I was aiming at. I may have misunderstood you or vice versa. Just want to be clear.
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Oh, I guess I didn't really understand it properly. But no worries, that will be OK too. Good luck!:grinthumb
     
  7. Rilla927

    Rilla927 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 152

    Okay, thanks for your help.
     
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