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My mobo says my pc3200 is running at 2700


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I just bought a 512mb stick of Corsair ram to go from 1gb to 1.5 (I want to get another for 2gb, but I'm making sure it works first).


When I go into the BIOS it says pc2700 (333mhz) for all 3 sticks. I have heard that this may be a problem with my mobo not supporting multiple double-sided sticks, but I'm not sure if there is a way around that.


My specs are:

HP a1130n system

MSI MS-7093 mobo

the corsair stick is VS512MB400



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The problem is not with your motherboard. Athlon 64 socket 939 cpu's have the memory controller built into the cpu. This would be a limitation of the memory controller in the cpu. The memory controller will automatically slow the memory down to 333MHz and relax the command rate setting when more than two (2) double sided memory modules are installed. The limitation is more pronounced on earlier cpu steppings but is still there even on the newest cpu steppings. There is no way around it unless you install only two (2) memory modules in the mother board. With socket 939 cpu's, it is recommended to install only two (2) memory modules for best system stability and performance. I would recommend you scrap all of your existing memory and purchase a 2 GB matched pair memory kit.
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Yeah I already used the memory config thing and that is the stick it told me to use. I think JonKrmr is right- I'll just have to get 2 1gb sticks if I want to up the memory.


Another question is: is it even worth upgrading memory on my system? It was only using 1.2gb of ram during maxed H-L 2 with my new (slower 1.5gb) setup.


my CPU is Athlon 64 3500+ (2.2ghz) and my GPU is Radeon X1650XT 256mb


Thanks again!

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