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I got an old A7N8X Deluxe motherboard, and wonder what corsair RAM works best with it:cool:

 

I've been looking at 2 different ones:

 

Corsair CMX1024-3200 1024Mb DDR PC3200 400MHz CAS3 with Heatsink

 

and

 

Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2 2x512Mb (tot. 1GB) DDR PC3200 400Mhz CL2

 

Are they both working with my motherboard?

 

What's best for me, to go with the CMX1024 or the TWINX1024?

 

thankful for any help, as i never get things like this right:)

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I got an old A7N8X Deluxe motherboard, and wonder what corsair RAM works best with it:cool:

 

I've been looking at 2 different ones:

 

Corsair CMX1024-3200 1024Mb DDR PC3200 400MHz CAS3 with Heatsink

 

and

 

Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2 2x512Mb (tot. 1GB) DDR PC3200 400Mhz CL2

 

I've been looking at corsair's help guide, but couldn't find these particular same ones.

 

Are they both working with my motherboard?

 

Atm i got 2x256 mb RAM (don't really know what kind or if it's corsair), and wonders if it's best to go with the 1024 mb and keep my old aswell, or if it's best to only get the 2x256 mb 3200C2 and throw the old ones away:roll:

 

 

thankful for any help:D:

 

First off, it's not recommended to mix different memory modules. If you want best memory performance with 1GB of total memory (since your motherboard has a dual-channel memory controller), it's best to replace what you have with a TWINX1024-3200C2 kit.

 

Second, with your CPU you should not run your memory at the full DDR400 or even DDR333 speed unless you want to risk major stability issues. This is due to the fact that your 2100+ runs on only a 133MHz actual FSB clockspeed (266MHz effective FSB speed). Thus, even if you get PC3200 memory, you should run that memory only at PC2100/DDR266 speed with your CPU for best results.

 

Third, with your motherboard you will have to set the memory speed and timings manually in the BIOS. Asus's default settings will force memory operation to DDR400 with PC3200 memory regardless of the CPU's FSB speed.

 

Here are the settings to use in the BIOS setup with your CPU:

 

Memory Frequency: Sync

Resulting Frequency (greyed out): 133 MHz

Memory Timings: User Defined

SDRAM Active Precharge Delay: 6

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay: 2

SDRAM RAS Precharge Delay: 2

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T

DDR Reference Voltage: 2.7V

All other settings to defaults.

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