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question regarding a dual channel motrherboard and corsair ram


italia30

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i have an asus A7N8X-E DELUXE motherboard,which is dual channel,it says it holds up to 3GB of ram,i already have a corsair xms 512 dual channel set,i have one mem slot open,can i buy another stand-alone corsair xms 512 chipset and bring my system up to 1GB???????
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You would be able to buy another module with the exact same part # of what you have now to bring your system up to 1 gig. You may need to manually set the timings in BIOS if the REV of modules that you get are different. Let me know if you have any issues. Thanks!
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in my computer now is a TWINX512-3200(2 CMX256A SET),the stand alone chip i want to ad is part#CMX512-3200,both the dual channel set i have now and the 512 chip i wanna ad are rated at 200Mhz at 3-3-3-8,u said something about the timing in the bios,if i need to do that,can you tell me how.thanks.
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should i just buy the 1 CMX512-3200 chip and drop it in the open slot and see what happens??its just weird that i have a dual channel mother board and it only has 3 mem slots,they usually have 4,so you can ad another dual channel ram set.im assuming the A7N8X-E DELUXE has 2 mem slots for dual channel mem,and a third slot for a single channel mem stick.what is the worst that can happen if i add the single channel 512 in the 3rd slot??im a novice with computers,i have some knowledge,but not enough to fix problems with the bios and change settings in there.
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The nForce 2 chipset will on see 6 banks of memory, that is the reason it only has 3 slots on the board. You will still be able to use dual channel operation when using 3 sticks on that MB. You should have no problems using all 3 modules on that board.
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