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Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe & Corsair question


atrox79

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Hello Everyone...I just signed up here. I have a quick question for you.

 

I have a computer with the Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard & 2GB of Corsair CMX1024-3500LLPRO DDR RAM.

 

I want to upgrade to 4GB, however it seems like they don't sell this kind of RAM anymore. I'm not sure about all of the intricacies of memory compatibility, so I was wondering if I would have any kind of problem if I just bought 2 GB of Corsair XMS memory. I'm looking at getting TWIN2X2048-6400. Is there anything I should know or watch out for as far as compatibility goes? Thanks in advance! :D:

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Along the same lines as the question, I'm also considering bumping up to either 3GB (2 512K sticks) or 4. I also have TwinX2048-3500LLPro sticks in my A8N32 systems and was dismayed that these aren't sold anymore. Considering that the memory controller steps down to DDR333 with 4 sticks of memory anyway, I would assume it wouldn't matter sticking a couple C2 sticks in the system, right? I may lose the 1T timing but other than that, it should be fine (matched sets per channel assumed).

 

Otherwise I'll take a couple LLPros in one system and buy a couple C2 sets.

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I have the same exact situation.

 

:idea: I had the dream of building my first PC a couple of years ago, and I was going to do it right.

 

:sunglasse I bought all the latest, greatest stuff (relied heavily on Maximum PC 'Best of the Best' articles).

 

:biggrin: I bought an Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard & 2GB of Corsair CMX1024-3500LLPRO DDR RAM, an AMD Atholon 4400+, and one XFX GeForce 7800 SLI card.

 

:cool: I had a limited budget, so I started off slow with the intention of upgrading my CPU to 3GHz or higher, adding another 2 GB of RAM and another GeForce to run in SLI mode.

 

:bigeyes: Now that I have the spare change to do it, guess what?!?!?

 

:rant: AMD stopped socket 939s, I can't find Corsair 3500LLCPro RAM to save my life, and it looks as if 7800 GTX cards are discontinued.

 

:brick: I've been everywhere looking to buy another Twinx2048-3500LLPro to no avail... am I screwed? Is there any compatible memory for my mobo?

 

:greencry: Please help!

 

:faceslap: It was hard enough justifying over $2,000 to my wife for a 'base' system that I was going to add to over time. I really don't want to go to her and try to explain that I have to start over :)

 

Thanks all for letting me rant...

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No worries I do understand, but the industry is moving that way the production life of these products average about 6-12 months now where they used to run about 12-18 months a few years back. But I would just keep looking you might find someone who is updating.
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I just found out:

 

The LL Series was a part built for speed. Using 4 x 1GB will increase the load ability but decrease speed because I would be limited to 333MHZ. All socket 939 systems will require you to decrease the DDR frequency to 333MHZ when installing 4 modules.

 

Thanks for the reply Ram Guy, things are looking up! I think I'll just go out and get a socket 939 Athalon FX 60 (fastest socket 939 available) and overclock it to 3GHz. Then if I get that second 7800 gtx, I'll be all set.

 

Thanks for the reply Ram Guy!

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All socket 939 systems will require you to decrease the DDR frequency to 333MHZ when installing 4 modules.
Not quite correct. When the E3 cores came out, that restriction was lifted. Timings still have to be loosened though.
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Thanks for the correction Wired. Let me ask this then... I plan on getting a socket 939 Athalon FX 60. I can't seem to find out if it has the e3 core. I'm assuming it does.

 

If so, I will be able to (if I can find someone selling it) put in another 2GB of 3500LLPRO in and it will still run at 433MHz?

 

If I have to 'loosen' the timings, will that reduce performance?

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I also have an Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe, and another Premium. Corsair TWINX1024-3500LLPRO 1GB Kit DDR433 XMS3500 ProSeries memory.

 

I will ask what I think the others were eluding to.............

 

Is there any memory compatible with this ?

 

(NOTE: I do not want to swap out my memory; I want to ADD)

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Thanks for the reply. The other thought I had was DDR 500 memory. The 3500LL Pro was listed as "DDR 433". Would that work? Would it be faster? I am not very good about overclocking memory, the Asus AI Booster does it for me. The only thing I see is the memory voltage, but have no clue. Also the memory config says a Corsair model that is DDR400 compatible with this board. I am guessing it's a little slower than the one I have?
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Thanks again. Newegg has DDR500 at a "reasonable" price. I'll put that in the mobo and do a lil research on overclocking memory and relaxing the settings. I'm a total noob here. I also need to research whether or not the memory/mobo is compatible with Opteron 185. As others have explained to me that is the fastest Socket 939 on the market (The FX-60's are priced at $900 :laughing: or used on reBay :mad:
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