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    ram upgrade question

    in my msi k8n neo platum mainboard i got 2 sticks of 256 twinmos (3200) will it be o.k if i stick another stick of 512 3200 cruchel memory or will i have problems ?

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    You will allmost certainly have to clock the system down to DDR333 speeds or below
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    You will allmost certainly have to clock the system down to DDR333 speeds or below




    they will all work fine together at PC3200, the board supports a max of 2gig PC3200
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    They will work fine

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    Is that a dual channel motherboard?

    Technically i think you can run dual channel with 1x512 and 2x256 if you put them in the right slots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H@rd$tyle
    Is that a dual channel motherboard?

    Technically i think you can run dual channel with 1x512 and 2x256 if you put them in the right slots.
    Probably won't work as they are different chips

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    You should still be able to run dual channel - just make sure the 2x256 is in one channel, while the 512 stick is in the other channel.

    I run dual channel with two different brands of stick.
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    original K8N Neo is s754 so no dual channel and iirc if you fill all the sockets then it drops down to DDR 333
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    But he's only gonna fill 3 out of 4 sockets, so it will be fine.

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    But its a K8N Neo which is socket 754



    so it only has 3 DIMM slots. Iirc from when I had one it said in the manual if all 3 DIMM slots are filled it drops it down to DDR 333 speeds
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    Just had a read of the manual and it seems you can have 3 modules at DDR400, but only ONE module can be double-sided. Also it only supports 2gb at DDR400 compared to 3GB at DDR333, but that doesn't make a difference in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdata2003




    they will all work fine together at PC3200, the board supports a max of 2gig PC3200
    For reasons, see posts below

    Intels spec for PC3200 only applies to 1 Stick per channel, allthough you can usually get away with 2, but never 3.
    The tracks are simply too long to run at 200 MHz reliably.
    As the Motherboard is a simgle channel motherboard, thats 3 sticks per channel.
    Last edited by badass; 06-03-2005 at 05:54 PM.
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