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Okay, I got my ram to work, but I just wanted to ask somthing. I have 2 x 512mb

Corsair CMX512-3200C2 xms ram. I purchased one back in June and just purchased another 512mb a few days ago. After I installed the 2nd stick of ram, the computer wouldnt work.. just stable beeps signaling that there was a memory error. I looked at the label on each stick and I noticed my old stick was version 1.5 and the new stick version was 5.2. I then changed slots with the sticks ( new ram in dimm1, old in dimm2). Now I tried to boot and it works and reads both sticks. I dont know why they wouldnt work in the other order? This is basically for future reference to me to know the newest version or ram comes first. Also, my dimm slots are so close on my mobo that i had to take the metal clips on each stick off so the ram wouldn't touch. I didn't know if they would ground out on each other or not so didn't take the chance. Will the clips not being on hurt anything? And my final question is if since I have lifetime warrenty on both sticks, could I renew my old stick(v1.5) with a new version(5.2) of the exact ram? I ask this because with everest home edition, it reads that the newest ram has different timings - as the follow on version 1.5


@ 200 MHz 2.5-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

@ 166 MHz 2.0-3-3-7 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

and now on version 5.2


@ 200 MHz 3.0-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

@ 166 MHz 2.5-3-3-7 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

@ 133 MHz 2.0-2-2-6 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)


Thanks for reading my post :!:

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For most MB's today all of the modules would need to be the exact same part# and revision. That is one of the reasons we have the revision number on the modules. Can you tell me the make and model of MB and the CPU speed and its FSB?
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Motherboard ID 09/20/2004-nForce-6A61CSNBC-00

Motherboard Name Soltek SL-K8AN2(E)-GR


Front Side Bus Properties

Bus Type AMD Hammer

Real Clock 203 MHz

Effective Clock 203 MHz

HyperTransport Clock 811 MHz


Memory Bus Properties


Bus Width 64-bit

Real Clock 162 MHz (DDR)

Effective Clock 323 MHz

Bandwidth 2585 MB/s


Motherboard Physical Info

CPU Sockets/Slots 1 Socket 754

Expansion Slots 5 PCI, 1 AGP


Integrated Devices Audio, Gigabit LAN

Form Factor ATX

Motherboard Size 220 mm x 300 mm

Motherboard Chipset nForce3-250Gb


CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2433 MHz (12 x 203) 3400+


Theres that stuff you asked for, and also, do the clips not being on the sticks of ram matter?


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Yes it does matter! If the system will post; it will probably run at DDR333 or DDR266 since the modules are not matched, and because this system if you install more than one double sided module will default to DDR333.
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