Edited by jeeplette, 10 May 2005 - 09:05 PM.
New RAM have some spec. questions
Posted 10 May 2005 - 08:57 PM
Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:09 PM
if your board can support dual channel ram in all 4 slots, and its all the same speed, great, load it up.
overclocking may be built in, but does not have to be activated. to disable it, go into bios, find the "load optimized defaults" setting, and use it.
this will set up a default setting, so you may need to change any modifications you had done to the bios back.
alternatively, to make sure RAM speed is set to normal, go to that section of the bios, and set ram detection to "by spd" which will allow the board to determine the settings based on what the ram is rated to do.
Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:21 PM
Edited by jeeplette, 10 May 2005 - 09:28 PM.
Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:34 PM
in you use ram of different speeds, it will slow all the ram down to the speed of the slowest stick. also, since they dont all match, you will be stuck in single channel mode, which basically cuts your total FSB speed in half.
I cant remember the exact speed of pc2100 offhand, but if you load that in, you would have a total of 1.5gigs all running at that slower speed.
I would suggest loading up the two 512 sticks, in the appropriate slots to utilize the dual channel configuration (probably slots 1 & 3 or 2& 4- likely color coded also, so 1 stick in a green slot, one stick in a purple). this will allow you to maximize the speed of the ram, and use the full 800Mhz front side buss- definitely the better way to go.
1 gig of pc3200 ram should serve you well- thats what I use in my gaming rig.
Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:40 PM
Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:22 PM
a note on that- dont bump your log up, they use a system that looks at the post time, so that they help out on a first come, first serve basis.
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