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Is This Going To Work? Corsair Tech Say Yes. I Want To Be Certain.


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I’ve been running the following system for years without any problems:


Windows XP Professional With Service Pack 2 and then 3

AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Co-Processor 4400+, MMX, 3DNow

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

Corsair CMX1024RE - 3200 Ram



It would seem that I’ve been using the wrong RAM for all these years.


I made a call to the technical department at Corsair – they tell me that for some reason I’ve been very lucky to have a system that’s actually running at all. Apparently, it shouldn’t be.


This is what the technician recommended I get:


Corsair VS2GBKIT – 400C3

2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)

Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Module

Cas Latency 3

Timing 3-3-3-8

Voltage 2.5V




I’ve been told that the VS2GBKIT – 400C3 will work with my current system.


Question: Can I use 2 Kits with my system (4GB 4X1GB) without any problems?


I see that Corsair TwinX 2048-3200C2 might also work for me, but I haven’t been able to find it. Additionally, it would seem that the MAX for the TwinX 2048-3200C2 would be 2GB.


I just want to be CERTAIN that I get the correct RAM this time around. Unbelievably, an ASUS technician advised me to get the Corsair CMX1024RE – 3200 Ram in the first place - After having told him (specifically) him which AMD Athlon CPU and motherboard I would be using.


I’m guess that I’m being a bit paranoid now, but even the “experts” get it wrong sometimes. I see nothing wrong with double-checking the facts at this point.


PS- Any other recommendation would also be welcome.


Thanks for replying to my post in advance.

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Each single kit will work just fine. However, we cannot guarantee that 4 x 1GB will work with your system as we do not test them in kits of 4. It "should" work and I have run 4 modules many times on A8N series boards. However, it is dependent upon the memory controller in your CPU.
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