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ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe & G.Skill 2GB HZ Series

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Hello,

I've got a friend who has the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe & G.Skill 2GB HZ Series PC4000 Memory.

OK so pretty much does anyone know of any problems with this memory and this motherboard???

The G.Skill ram only runs in single channel mode, in either the A1+A2 slots, or B1+B2 slots. When going into dual channel, having one of the sticks in the A slots and one in the B slots is an interesting matter, with stick 1 in A and stick 2 in B, it works, but when trying to boot into windows, you get corrupt system files, and it advises you need to reinstall windows, even though the windows installation works fine when you change them back to single channel mode.
With the sticks aranged the opposite way around the system wont even boot, the monitor doesnt come out of standby and it just sits there doing nothing.

He has also tried the G.Skill ram in his room mates MAC G5, in dual channel mode on its own, and it does work fine, and he advised him apple do carry out a rather stringent ram test on boot. So he is deffinately guessing the ram is fine. This still leaves him with the problem of BSOD when he uses this ram in his motherboard, However, today using a different set of 1gig PC3200 sticks, that came from his room mates MAC G5, it caused his system to BSOD during a game, some component in his system seems to be causing the problem.

I've checked what BIOS he has, and it is the latest... (v1103) as far as i can see ASUS does not support G.Skill Memory at all... someone else may be able to tell me if they have managed to get this memory working or not in this ASUS mobo, or any for that matter...

any comments or experiences would be greatly appreciated


-------------MY Mates entire system configuration----------------
Motherboard: A8N32-SLI Deluxe 939
Processor: AMD Opteron 175 socket 939 Retail Box
RAM: G.Skill 2GBHZ-D1H (2x1024MB) PC4000 3-4-4-8 w/heatspreader
PowerSupply: Silverstone ST60F Modual Powersupply
Videocard: 2x XFX nVidia 7800GT XXX 450mhz 256MB TV/2DVI PCI-E (have tried this with just one videocard before)
Storage: 2x 80gig SATAII Drives in Raid0 (Operating system)
1x 300gig SATA For general storage (worked fine in my previous system)
1x 120gig PATA For general storage (worked fine in my previous system)
1x Pioneer DVD Burner (worked fine in my previous system)

He has also tried using both 32bit and 64 bit windows during this time, he has also ran these tests getting the same results, with all his drives removed, so only the ram, processor, powersupply and one videocard were running.
post #2 of 12
i have the same board, well the crossfire version... and from what i know putting it in both of the same colored slots would be running it in dual channel? is that what you did, im not sure about the A&B etc.? like for mine i can put the 2 sticks in the blue slots and that would be dual channel
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post #3 of 12
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yeah he has had them both in same coloured slots, and in different coloured slots to try Single and Dual Channel

***EDIT***

OK so now i've gone into his bios with one stick then set it all up to the same memory config that i've got and reduced his CPU multi to 10x from 11x i for some really really weird reason had my CPU at 9X it would only allow me to run in dual channel mode stable at a 333MHz divider... upon me switching to 8X multi i could then RUN in 1:1 at 240FSB
post #4 of 12
The G.Skill, like a lot of current 2GB sets, uses Samsung UCCC chips. The Asus A8N series do not like the Samsung UCCC chips. Sometimes (rare) they will work ok together, but mostly you will encounter problems like incorrect detection, not being able to run at rated speeds and bad timings.
post #5 of 12
I have the Asus a8n premium board w/ G. Skill PC3200 ram, and I can not get them to run @ their specified timings. So, yeah Asus boards do not like Samsung chips, like muffin mentioned above.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by muffin
The G.Skill, like a lot of current 2GB sets, uses Samsung UCCC chips. The Asus A8N series do not like the Samsung UCCC chips. Sometimes (rare) they will work ok together, but mostly you will encounter problems like incorrect detection, not being able to run at rated speeds and bad timings.



muffin beat me to it. i've read about people having issues with the UCCC with the A8Ns. i think one place i've seen a thread regarding this was on [H].
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One reason I dumped my A8N SLI Deluxe. I wanted a good 2GB kit of RAM, so I had to change the motherboard to know it would work correctly :/
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There are compatibility issues with that ram and Asus and Abit boards i know i had the same problem, try Corsair or OCZ they will work fine.
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I got the a8n-32 sli and the g.skill 2 gb hz and they work perfectly..
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post #10 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Badriao-09
I got the a8n-32 sli and the g.skill 2 gb hz and they work perfectly..
what voltages and timings are you using for the memory? and what BIOS are you running?
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