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Upgrading memory

By Mechachrome
Dec 27, 2005
  1. Hello all, im currently working on my building my 1st computer. Being my 1st im tryin to use as many parts from my existing comps as possible (keeping the cost low an in the event it dosent work my wife wont kill me because i didnt spend very much) i plan to use this memory(Corsair CMX512RE-3200LLAW 2x512) in my new one .Im ordering new memory to replace that since its my gaming cpu id like to upgrade to 2gb of memory. This is what im interested in (CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 433 (PC 3500) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model Twinx2048-3500LLPRO)

    My question it says pc3500 can i use that?
    Heres my mobo :Asus Sk8n
    Or can i only use with pc3200?
     
  2. Otmakus

    Otmakus TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Are u sure ur M/B is Asus Sk8n? I can't find it in newegg, or maybe u mean Asus K8N? What is ur CPU? If it's AMD then max memory clock it can use is 400MHz (PC 3200).

    U can use higher clock memory, but ur M/B will only recognize it as 400MHz, so I think u'd be better off buying a 400MHz memory.
     
  3. Mechachrome

    Mechachrome TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I used everest to gather the info here it is :
    Motherboard Properties:
    Motherboard ID SK8N$1004.004$11/19/2003-17:11:52$Hammer
    Motherboard Name Asus SK8N

    Front Side Bus Properties:
    Bus Type AMD Hammer
    Real Clock 200 MHz
    Effective Clock 200 MHz
    HyperTransport Clock 600 MHz

    Memory Bus Properties:
    Bus Type Dual DDR SDRAM
    Bus Width 128-bit
    Real Clock 200 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 400 MHz
    Bandwidth 6400 MB/s

    Motherboard Physical Info:
    CPU Sockets/Slots 1 Socket 940
    Expansion Slots 5 PCI, 1 AGP
    RAM Slots 4 DDR DIMM
    Integrated Devices Audio, LAN, IEEE-1394
    Form Factor ATX
    Motherboard Size 240 mm x 300 mm
    Motherboard Chipset nForce3Pro-150
    Extra Features JumperFree, Q-Fan, Stepless Freq Selection, Ultra-ATA/133, SATA, RAID

    Motherboard Manufacturer:
    Company Name ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Product Information http://www.asus.com/products1.aspx?l1=3
    BIOS Download http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

    Im thinking upgrading to 2G of memory to help with games. I have a pny 6800gt. I like to get a 7800 but im sure i'll have to change out my mobo as none are agp only pci. Here's my memory info :

    [ DIMM1: Corsair CMX512RE-3200LLAW ]

    Memory Module Properties:
    Module Name Corsair CMX512RE-3200LLAW
    Serial Number None
    Module Size 512 MB (2 ranks, 4 banks)
    Module Type Registered
    Memory Type DDR SDRAM
    Memory Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
    Module Width 72 bit
    Module Voltage SSTL 2.5
    Error Detection Method ECC
    Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

    Memory Timings:
    @ 200 MHz 2.0-3-3-6 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

    Memory Module Features:
    Early RAS# Precharge Not Supported
    Auto-Precharge Not Supported
    Precharge All Not Supported
    Write1/Read Burst Not Supported
    Buffered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
    Registered Address/Control Inputs Supported
    On-Card PLL (Clock) Supported
    Buffered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
    Registered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
    Differential Clock Input Supported
    Redundant Row Address Not Supported

    Memory Module Manufacturer:
    Company Name Corsair Memory, Inc.
    Product Information http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/products.html

    [ DIMM2: Corsair CMX512RE-3200LLAW ]

    Memory Module Properties:
    Module Name Corsair CMX512RE-3200LLAW
    Serial Number None
    Module Size 512 MB (2 ranks, 4 banks)
    Module Type Registered
    Memory Type DDR SDRAM
    Memory Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
    Module Width 72 bit
    Module Voltage SSTL 2.5
    Error Detection Method ECC
    Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

    Memory Timings:
    @ 200 MHz 2.0-3-3-6 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

    Memory Module Features:
    Early RAS# Precharge Not Supported
    Auto-Precharge Not Supported
    Precharge All Not Supported
    Write1/Read Burst Not Supported
    Buffered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
    Registered Address/Control Inputs Supported
    On-Card PLL (Clock) Supported
    Buffered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
    Registered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
    Differential Clock Input Supported
    Redundant Row Address Not Supported

    An thanks for replying Otmakus
     
  4. davewars

    davewars TS Rookie

    Mechachrome, it is sk8n and it works in pc 3200 max. So i agree with otmakus, buy pc 3200 memory. :grinthumb.
    If you still don't sure, you should contact ASUS support.
    unfortunately the mobo doesn't have pci-express.. :p
     
  5. Mechachrome

    Mechachrome TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Great thanks for the heads up, that'll save me some money.
     
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