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Hi I am not good with the whole ram/motherboard stuff but i can follow directions easily :biggrin:

System Alienware

Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe

Processor:AMD 64 FX

Ram: Corsair 3200LL (2x 512)

 

I want to put in CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel. Now someone told me to match the Lats and timing(chang if needed). For one, I dont know the info on the ram i have now. lat or timing. Second i dont know how to adjust that stuff. Can someone Tell me here or maybe PM me? I just want more ram 1G isnt enough. Also would I just be better to remove the old ram to not change timings or fill up the ram slots? Thank you in advance!

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You will find far less possible issues if you run 2 X 1GB as opposed to 2 X 1GB + 2 X 512MB even when the timings are identical. A bandwidth speed drop and timings raise would very likely be the case and you would find very little storage benefit with the additional GB.
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