Jump to content
Corsair Community

1x512MB XMS3202 v1.1 recognized as PC2700 by MSI K8N Neo


fraeone

Recommended Posts

I just got a new MSI K8N Neo Platinum CPU and an Athlon 64 3400+ (Newcastle core). I have one 512MB stick of XMS3202v1.1, which I have been running underclocked at PC2700 for about a year because that's what my old motherboard supported. I figured it would be future-proof. Unfortunately, when I put it in my new MB, it's recognized as PC2700 (!) and subsequently locks the memory at 166mhz.

 

I have tried increasing the voltage to 2.7, but I'm still stuck at PC2700. Is this a bad stick?

 

Thanks,

 

--

AMD Athlon 64 3400+

MSI K8N Neo Platinum Bios 1.3

1x512MB Corsair XMS3202v1.1 C2

ATI Radeon 9700 PRO 128MB

Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just got a new MSI K8N Neo Platinum CPU and an Athlon 64 3400+ (Newcastle core). I have one 512MB stick of XMS3202v1.1, which I have been running underclocked at PC2700 for about a year because that's what my old motherboard supported. I figured it would be future-proof. Unfortunately, when I put it in my new MB, it's recognized as PC2700 (!) and subsequently locks the memory at 166mhz.

 

I have tried increasing the voltage to 2.7, but I'm still stuck at PC2700. Is this a bad stick?

 

Thanks,

 

--

AMD Athlon 64 3400+

MSI K8N Neo Platinum Bios 1.3

1x512MB Corsair XMS3202v1.1 C2

ATI Radeon 9700 PRO 128MB

Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2

 

Well the SPD on that stick says 2700, but it really is 3200. The motherboard should let you manually set that to the correct speed and settings.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Unfortunately the motherboard senses it as DDR333, and then locks in a 200/166 FSB:DRAM ratio. The only memory frequency setting is "Max Memory Frequency" which just stops the memory from going any higher than a specific value.

 

To get the RAM to DDR400, I need to take the FSB to 240--not exactly ideal.

 

It's frustrating, it seems I'm stuck.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Corsair Employee
You may have an older module that was made before January of 2003 and if so until then we used the JEDEC defined values for DDR333 as there was no official spec for DDR400 until then, If you like we would be happy to replace the module! Please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it!
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...