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    Full DIMM slots on nForce 4 mobos

    Hey,
    I'm planning on getting another GB of Corsair memory to go with my current gig. This will fill up all 4 dimm slots on my motherboard, and I've heard that the nForce4 chipsets are a bit funny about using all 4 slots. Has anybody heard about this, and could I have reccomendations from people

    thanks a million.

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    Its actually dependent on what revision CPU you have, if its a new (post venice, or X2) you shouldnt have any issues, although you may have to drop to 2T, if its older than venice then youre stuck at DDR333 speeds.

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    If it gets set to 333 can you clock it back up to 400?

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    Running 2 Gb DDR here - 4 x 512 Sticks and my 3500+ Venice and asus board set them to 333 when it first booted.

    A quick fiddle in the BIOS got it back to 400 Mhz without any issues

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    I cant personally, but for me the decreased BF2 load times are well worth the 1fps drop i get from haing such crap timings and low speed (winchester, so it goes all wappy if itry and bring the clock back up.

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    You wont notice the difference between 333 and 400 memory speeds, even when benchmarking (on the A64 architecture that is).

    In my experience, the 4 DIMM slots and 333MHz speed was a problem on the NForce3 boards but I haven't seen it on the NForce4 boards....yet

    Currently running 4 x 512MB @ 430MHz at default timings with no issues on an NForce4. The same 4 sticks of RAM would hang the system on my NForce3 board if set to 400 or above.
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    Generaly, the 333/400mhz thing isnt an issue - just wack it back up to 400. In nearly all cases, it'll work fine.
    Timings of the RAM on the other hand is another ball game. If your runing with all 4 slots full, expect to have to relax them a little (they will default to fail-safe slow ones anyway, you'll only have a problem if you increase them)
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    almost certainly have to run 2T with 4 DIMMs

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    thanks, the RAM will be clocked to proabably above 400, and I ignore the timings because setting em too low then clocking messes with it anyhow. BTW, as I'm a noob, what does the 2T mean?

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    It's the command rate - basically how agressively the RAM is accessed.
    2T isn't as agressive as 1T.
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