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Neo2 Platinum & 3200XLPRO: Will this work?

Kris Jacobs

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I have got a MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum motherboard on the FedEx truck right now.


I have not purchased CPU or RAM yet -- I intend to put a FX-55 CPU on it.


I want to put TWINX1024-3200XLPRO memory on it.


I want 2GB total RAM, and I want the 2-2-2-5 Extra Low Latency product.


Therefore, I'm thinking I would put 2 TWINX1024-3200XLPRO packages on my motherboard -- for a total of 4 512MB memory modules.


1. Are these modules single or double sided? In the PDF manual I have for this motherboard, it says that to run DDR400 with all 4 slots populated, the modules have to be single sided.


2. Will I run dual channel this way OK?


3. If this will work out, do I put one TWINX pair in slots 1&2, and one TWINX pair in 3&4?



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I have done some more searches here, and found that I cannot have DDR400 with the above configuration.


Seems it would be better for me to run TWINX2048-3200PRO if I want 2GB of total RAM right?


Would the performance difference be substantail?


2GB total RAM with TWINX2048-3200PRO DDR400 at 3-3-3-8




2GB total RAM with 2 TWINX1024-3200XLPROs DDR333 at 2-2-2-5



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The performance of the 2 pairs of TwinX1024-3200XL modules will be better than the TwinX2048-3200 modules; the CAS latency of the XL modules may not run at 2/2/2/5, since we only guarantee our modules at a pair. So I rather suggest you to use our TwinX2048-3200C2 modules, rather than just the regular 3200 non C2/LL/Pro, since the C2 has CAS settings of 2.5/3/3/6.
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