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Thread: RAM Upgrade. DDR400 on ASUS K8V-SE Deluxe

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    RAM Upgrade. DDR400 on ASUS K8V-SE Deluxe

    Hiya all...

    I know thiss has probably been posted a thousand times before, but having thought I knew the answer myself, a little reading has confused me to bits.

    I have a Mesh A64 3000+ and ASUS K8V SE Deluxe mobo with 3 RAM slots. Currently with 2 x 256 stick=s of PC3200/DDR400.

    Having downloaded the ASUS manual, I see that having 3 mem banks in use actually slows the memory down. I'd like to have a total of 1 1/2 gigs ideally, but would appreciate advice on how to configure it, what RAM is best AND any suggestions of where I can pick it up at a nice price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redddraggon View Post
    Nice... A wee bit out of my reach at the moment though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderBolt View Post
    Nice... A wee bit out of my reach at the moment though!

    How much you looking at spending?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redddraggon View Post
    How much you looking at spending?
    Not really 100% sure yet as I've only just started to shop around. I saw 1gig at ebuyer for around £45 as the lowest so far, so as close to that as possible I guess!

    Cheers reddraggon

    eBuyer do the Google thing as well making it £35!
    Last edited by ThunderBolt; 15-05-2007 at 12:22 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderBolt View Post
    Not really 100% sure yet as I've only just started to shop around. I saw 1gig at ebuyer for around £45 as the lowest so far, so as close to that as possible I guess!

    Cheers reddraggon

    eBuyer do the Google thing as well making it £35!
    Are you planning on using all 3 banks?

    Why not save up for a c2d system and go dd2? But i suppose that's not for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redddraggon View Post
    Are you planning on using all 3 banks?

    Why not save up for a c2d system and go dd2? But i suppose that's not for everyone.
    You'll have to excuse my erm... Thickness, but c2d system? I'm guessing that's dual channel?!?

    I'm just after a quick fix to be honest. And a cheap one at that. I have assembled PCs from scratch in the past but only with all the parts laid in front of me and bought and checked by someone else. As much as I'd love to build my own new system, it's just not an option at the moment due mainly to budget.

    Gutted really!!!

    As for the 3 banks, I'd sooner use 2 if the speed of RAM will be cut if I use 3. Not sure just how noticable it would be but though.
    Last edited by ThunderBolt; 15-05-2007 at 12:33 AM.
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    c2d - core 2 duo

    I don't know how it would affect it, but you can get 1.5GB just by adding a 1GB card. But for a bit more you get 2GB. It's all personal preference I guess.

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    [QUOTE=redddraggon;1087251]c2d - core 2 duo
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    c2d... Should have known... It's on my laptop right in front of me... What an idiot!

    2 gigs would be great but I'll have to do some serious sopping around now that DDR2 is getting cheaper and DDR dearer. Also, I guess I'd get enough for a couple of pints if I sold my 2 x 256 sticks!
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    If you are running XP and don't really do much gaming or anything else intensive, taking your memory upto only about 1GB might give adequate performance.

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    I've been looking at upgrading memory as well - if you buy from ebuyer (with GoogleCheckout) it will work out cheaper.

    2 x 1GB sticks (Crucial or Corsair) - buy in two separate transactions and the total will come to around £72 with delivery.

    As you will be buying the sticks separately I suppose there is no guarantee of Dual Channel.

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    amjedm As far as I can make out from the ASUS manual, my mobo doesn't support dual channel. Or at least I didn't find anything. I mentioned the google/ebuyer deal but thought maybe someone knew something even better. A little optimistic maybe, but worth a try!

    Do you think Crucial or Corsair are the best makers then? I admit I'm always a bit weary of anything labeled "value" in case it's just cheap crappy gear.

    redddraggon I do use XP on this PC reddraggon, and as you state I hardly ever play games on it. I do however do some video projects - albeit very basic, graphics in Photoshop and illustrator, and then the usual malarky... Web, word, email... Spider solitaire!


    So I think that with funds being how they are I might be better going for a 1gig stick now and maybe another in a few weeks time. Or is this a bad idea?

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    Crucial and Corsair do make some of the best memory.

    I would trust the value range - may even get some myself

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    My wife has that motherboard with a single 1GB Corsair Value Select DDR400 stick in it, it didn't like mixing with the 512MB VS stick that was in there before and I never got around to upgrading the BIOS to see if that helped.

    Just upgrading from 0.5GB to 1GB made a huge difference.

    If you can keep one of your old sticks in there to get 1.25GB, then you may find that is helpful.

    Whether using 3 banks is faster or slower than 2 depends on how memory constrained you are, but it sounds to me like a single 1GB stick will do you proud.

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    Thanks for that folks...

    So I'm going for the Corsair I think, but could I myther you one last time to ask if there's anything I should check before I order? DDR400/EEC/Buffered & Non buffered are all taiwanese language to me! Is there any difference or would all work as well as each other? And how about compatibility?!?

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    Re: RAM Upgrade. DDR400 on ASUS K8V-SE Deluxe

    Hey up again... I know this is an old thread but I've now got a few quid to finally get myself some RAM. I had a HD failure shortly after my last post which put the RAM on hold... Until now.

    I'd just like to ask your opinions on a shortlist I've boiled down to...

    1st - 2Gb (2X1Gb) Corsair Value Select DDR PC3200 (400) as suggested by ReddDragon

    2nd - OCZ Technology 2x1GB 184DIMM PC3200 Platinum

    There was a deal for around the same price on some Geil RAM but I seem to have lost it!

    Hope this thread gets noticed after so long. Heheh!!!
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