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i got these 512 mb 400mhz PC3200 elixir (nanya tech) and i want to upgrade to 2gb .i asked my vendor and he told me that two identical ones wouldnt fit in the two free slots, i mean : i cant have 4 identical rams.he told me that i needed a samsung or a kingston.is he right?
i got asus a8n-sli and very soon athlon 3500+ (now 3000+).
    
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post #2 of 8
you should be able to run 4 identical sticks but you may have to tweak the timings somewhat.

Stay away from the kingston
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well ,i dont want to risk to buy useless ram for my pc.thanx rocker but is anyone sure that would fit?
    
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exactly which version of the a8N sli do you own anyway?
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just the A8N-SLI (not deluxe,se,premium)however i dont think this will count
    
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having four sticks of ram taxes the memory controller on the cpu alot and is forced to run at pc2700 speeds as wells as losing dual chanel mode. the best way to have 2GB is 2x1GB sticks as you dont get forced to pc2700 speed and it runs in dual chanel mode.
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post #7 of 8
I am a bit confused as why they would tell you that 2 more sticks of 512 would not 'fit' in your mobo.

It has 4 slots so why wouldn't it fit

also why suggest kingston ? DFI has put it on their Not Recommended at all list.

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post #8 of 8
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maybe cos some ram fit best in the a modules and some other in the b modules.ive read it myself in my mobo manual.
    
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