Memory upgrade on ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe

By El-Capitain
Sep 19, 2005
  1. Looking for some advice on a memory upgrade. Currently I have two sticks of generic 512mb PC3200 DDR400 RAM and two empty slots.

    I am thinking of geting a other two 512mb sticks.

    Is it worth getting these extra sticks twinned - or would that be pointless?
    Or should I go and get 1mb sticks (twinned or not??)

    What would be best??

    El Cap

    4800+ AMD dual core processor
    1024mb PC3200 DDR400 RAM
    Asus 7800GTX
    Asus A8N SLI Deluxe
    Windows XP Pro x64
  2. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 171

    The X2 CPU's have supposedly fixed the AMD memory controller problems of earlier cores but from what I have read you will still be limited to 2T timing if you use four dual sided sticks of RAM. Two 1GB sticks is the best method but if you can live with 2T timing then just get the two 512MB sticks.

    You'll probably only see the difference between 1T and 2T in benchmarks and some games. Also, most games and applications are more than satisfied with 1GB of RAM but the newer games are using more RAM than older ones and video editing is a real RAM hog. BF2 regularly hits 1.4 GB of RAM used on my system. Nice rig BTW.
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

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