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Did I damage my RAM


T.N.D.

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I have an ASUS A7N8X-E-Deluxe MB and I've been running TwinX 1024-3200XL memory. Since I had an open slot I thought I would add some more Ram. I went down to where I buy my computer parts and asked him what would be compatable.

He sold me a stick of CMX512-3200C2PT, well it wasn't, I found out it has a diff. Latency. Computer crashed and wouldn't reboot.

I took out the new Ram and my computer still woudn't reboot, I finally had to reset my default settings in BIOS.

Could I have damaged my TwinX Dual Memory sticks.

 

T.N.D.

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Thanks RG, I'm returning the RAM today. I'll be sticking with my Twinx for the near future. But when I do add RAM in the future a 512/1Gig stick of 1024-3200XL memory should pose no problem right?, as long as the Case Latency is the same as my Twinx Memory.

 

Thanks for the help.

 

T.N.D.

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You would also want the revisions to be the same. Sometimes the same sticks with different revisions don't play nice together. Since you are going to a store locally and can see what you're getting you have a good chance of getting them the same.....
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FYI, if you added a 3rd module into an A7N8X system, you might end up running virtual-single channel since both channels wouldn't match up... this doesn't always happen, just sometimes.

 

Also, the modules you have are running 2-2-2-5 and adding another XL module, even if rated to 2-2-2-5 would probably make your system need to be set at 2.5-3-3-7 or so to get them all to run w/out instability.

 

More modules = more effort in accessing memory and invokes more latencies.

 

PLUR

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