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post #11 of 33
I remember having that problem with a socket 754 cpu and k8n mobo. Basically they said it was a limitation of the chipset, the ram would only run @ 400mhz with 1 stick or @ 400mhz with 2 single sided ram sticks. If you used 2 ram sticks that were double sided the ram wouldn't go higher that 333mhz.
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post #12 of 33
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I believe mine is double sided. I'll have to look and see if my motherboard supports it.
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post #13 of 33
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Here are the specs from the Asus site on my board for memory.

4 x DIMM, max. 4GB, DDR400, ECC, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual Channel Architecture
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post #14 of 33
IF you have an ASUS board, that is in fact the RAM divider, and if your RAM speed is ACTUALLY 166mhz (instead of 200mhz which is stock for ddr400) then you need to set the timing yourself... auto is a POS on my ASUS, it never sets the RAM correct, it always always slows it down which kills performance.

Keep the overclock options at stock, and see if you cant adjust the RAM timings correctly manually in the BIOS.

Also, if you have 2 single channel modules, use just ONE and see if it will auto read the one correctly, if they are in fact DUAL CHANNEL modules, then dont put them next to each other, put them in the same color slots on the board.
    
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post #15 of 33
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I checked my order history at TigerDirect. As far as I can tell they are both standard DDR(Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz CL3 Memory) not Dual Channel. Right now I do have them in the same colored slots. I don't know if that means much being in the same color slots. Should I place them next to each other?
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post #16 of 33
Same color slots allow for twin brand/spec/timings, etc.. to run DC (Dual Channel) which gives a performance boost.

Some ASUS MB (AMD 939 anyway) can be a pain with "Auto" settings. Best to set them your self. Even if they are set to DDR333 manually, that is where you wnat to start with OCing so the RAM has some room to speed up from it's base selected speed as the CPU is OCed.
Check the FAQ...
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/31782-...pu-memory.html
    
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post #17 of 33
I had a problem like that with a recent build. For some reason when I tried to manually set the RAM frequency to DDR400, the option to doso in the BIOS jsut wasnt here. After upping the FSB a little, the DDR400 option became available. Weird?
    
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post #18 of 33
Auto overclocking might have something to do with it as well. Take out the auto overclock and see if everything reads correctly on "optimized defaults" in your bios.
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post #19 of 33
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It's only on auto right now because I couldn't get the manual OC to stick. After the holiday I'll move the memory and poke at it some and see what happens. I'll try to get some screen shots for you guy as well.
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Here are some screen caps. I don't know if these will help. I set my system back to defualt for these.













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