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    Question Anyone have 4GB in an Asus A8N-SLI Premium?

    Had my current system since September last year, an A8N-SLI Premium motherboard with paired TWINX2048-3200C2 modules in slots A1+B1 (as per manual).

    Recently bought a couple more identical modules to populate the other 2 slots, but when installed the system spews out the recorded message "system memory error" over and over and refuses to even give the graphics card BIOS message.

    Ruling out faulty memory, I swapped my original 2 sticks with new ones - booted fine.

    Updated the BIOS to 1009 - still won't start up with all slots populated.

    Tried populating slots A1+B1+B2 - POST screen reads 1GB installed, BIOS screen says 3GB installed, and Windows says ACPI error and refuses to start.

    Tried populating A1+B2+A2 - "system memory error" once more.

    According to the manual, all 3 1024MB module manufacturers on the "DDR400 Qualified Vendors List" are listed as NOT supporting 4 modules in dual channel mode, and at the end of the same table they ARE listed as supporting it.
    Good, eh?

    The reason I went for the Corsair TWINX2048 memory is because it was on this compatibility table.

    So, on the off-chance, has anyone managed to install 2 lots of paired 2GB Corsair TWINX2048-3200C2 modules in an Asus A8N-SLI Premium motherboard successfully?

    Alternatively, if you have 4GB of memory of another type in the same motherboard, can you reply here please?
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    Try set memory to 2T. If that doesn't work, try reduce speed to DDR333, 3-4-4-8, to see if its memory problem.


    I had problems getting 4 sticks to work with my A8N-SLI Deluxe&Premium. (4x512, had to use DDR266-3-4-4-8 to be stable, where the stick ran rock stable DDR470-2.5-4-3-7 on DFI)

    I was also running Corsair Valueselect 4x1GB (not anymore) on my DFI NF4 SLI-D at DDR500-3-4-4-8-2T.
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    http://forums.anandtech.com/messagev...&enterthread=y

    I am sure it is not impossible, but apparently the board is picky in the first place, and even more so when you try 4GB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung
    Try set memory to 2T. If that doesn't work, try reduce speed to DDR333, 3-4-4-8, to see if its memory problem.


    I had problems getting 4 sticks to work with my A8N-SLI Deluxe&Premium. (4x512, had to use DDR266-3-4-4-8 to be stable, where the stick ran rock stable DDR470-2.5-4-3-7 on DFI)

    I was also running Corsair Valueselect 4x1GB (not anymore) on my DFI NF4 SLI-D at DDR500-3-4-4-8-2T.
    Aha, you star!
    As it wasn't even getting to the POST I figured the board (or a slot) might be screwed, but I set the memory timings back to Auto, inserted the modules and now it's up with 4GB

    Seems to auto-detect the RAM at DDR400 if there are 2 modules in dual channel, but DDR333 if all 4 slots are in use... I had the memory settings tuned manually to the ratings on the modules (DDR400 2-3-3-6 1T) which works perfectly for 2x1GB.

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