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K8v Se Deluxe, Adding Ram But Not Sure About Memory Speed

By REGNAD
Jan 15, 2005
  1. First Thread,


    Asus K8v Se Deluxe Mobo
    Athlon 64 3000+
    Radeon All-in-wonder 9800 Pro
    160 Gig 7200 Hd
    40 Gig 7200 Hd
    Sony Dvdr+rw Burner
    Some Sort Of Floppy Ive Never Used
    Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Case
    19" Viewsonic Crt
    Logitech Bluetooth Mouse And Kb
    1 Stick Of No Name 512 Pc3200 Ram

    I Just Bought Another Stick Of Kingston 512ddr 400 Ram And Installed. System Sees New Memory And Everest Software Says That Im Running @ 200mhz. Best I Can Tell With 2 Sticks Of 512 I Should Be @ 400 Mhz.
    I Was Running @ 200 Before Adding Kingston Also. Anyone Have Any Words Of Wisdom?
    Regnad
     
  2. Ventashar

    Ventashar TS Rookie

    You can only run as fast as the slowest RAM chip or as fast as your mobo can handle, either your other RAM is slower then you think or your mobo doesn't support anything higher. Idk to much about AMD but that's how it works w/ intel.
     
  3. REGNAD

    REGNAD TS Rookie Topic Starter

    800 mhz fronteide bus. owners manual says with 2 512 sticks in first two slots will be 400 mhz. i have not tryed removing old stick yet.
    regnad
     
  4. REGNAD

    REGNAD TS Rookie Topic Starter

    in case anyone else would like to reply, i just removed the "old" stick of 512. only kingston 512 is installed any rebooted. still @ 200 mhz. dont know what to do.

    oh yes, the old stick of ram is TMTc brand.
    part # rdlc3208-50ab
    512mb ddr400 cl2.5 for desktop
     
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    PC3200 Ram runs @ 200mhz but its DDR nature makes it as effective as if it were running @ 400mhz. There's nothing wrong with your Ram. If in the Everest memory performance tests you are close to 3.2Gb/s, then everything is alright.
     
  6. REGNAD

    REGNAD TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks, this makes me feel much better. everest reports read spead @ 2933 mb/s. its write speed is 1172 mb/s. and latency @ 64 ns.
    does all this sound "good"?
    thanks, regnad
     
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Well Everest shows you results amongst other systems & if your scores show up around systems with the same theorical performance, then yes, it's fine.
     
  8. REGNAD

    REGNAD TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the help!
    regnad
     
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