Torak Posted March 17, 2005 Share Posted March 17, 2005 I recently purchased an ASUS K8V-X (K8T800 chipset) motherboard and after doing some benchmarks noticed my memory scores were a significant amount lower than my old nforce2 board in SiSoft Sandra. When looking at the memory speeds, it seemed that I was running at 333 DDR speed. This was verified when I went into the BIOS, the SPD was pushing a 333 FSB instead of the 400 I was used to with the nforce2. Forcing it to 400 DDR would cause system instability and crash my applications as well as my testing apps (Prime95, Sandra). In going through the manual, it seems that if you have all three banks populated with dual-sided memory (as my 2x256 TWINX 3200-C2 and 1x512 XMS3200-C2) the board will lower the speed to 333. The only options I have at this point are either two dual sided sticks (which will knock my total memory from 1GB to 768MB at best) or purchase completely new RAM. Neither of these appeal to me as I've always been very happy with my Corsair RAM and have been a loyal customer for a number of years now. Is there any way I can RMA these sticks (which, alone work fine at 400 DDR but not as a whole) for single-sided sticks? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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