adding 3rd stick of ram A7N8X-E Dlx

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Almeyda, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. Almeyda

    Almeyda Guest

    im running mine in dual channel, which ive read some sites says that on AMD
    systems theres no such thing up untill AMD64
    i want to add a third stick of same ram, will it effect the dual channel? if
    there is such a thing? please if u have any feedback would be much
    appriciated.

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    Almeyda

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    Almeyda, Aug 27, 2004
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    Max O. Guest

    if you use dual channel RAM you always have to put in PAIRS!
    else the motherboard wont work! DUAL(2)channeling

    Max O.

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    Crimson Liar Guest

    The confusion regards Dual Channel Ram and AMD chips is down to this: Its
    true that until you get onto some of the AMD64 processors, the PROCESSOR
    cannot handle dual channel ram or the extra bandwidth it provides. However
    that extra bandwidth that your dual channel chipset (not processor) provides
    can be used by HDDs AGP Video, sound cards etc. Because that extra
    bandwidth isn't available to the CPU, you wont notice any fantastic
    improvement in speed by using dual channel, but systems running this way do
    seem to run more smoothly especially if you are running audio/visual
    oriented programs.

    Crimson Liar
     
    Crimson Liar, Aug 27, 2004
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    dino Guest

    I am running my A7N8X-Deluxe rev 2.0 with 3 sticks of OCZ PC3200 ram...have
    no issues and runs fine...I have read that dual channel is somewhat of a
    myth...but I don't really know..

    you could also try here for more input

    http://forums.pcper.com/
     
    dino, Aug 27, 2004
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    Andrew Guest

    The A7N8X-E Dlx has only three slots for memory.

    I also have this board.

    For a memory update there are two option that I can see, one is to
    replace both memory sticks being used or to get one new stick that is
    twice the size of the current ones, then place the two smaller /
    current ones into the same memory bank.

    in my case, 2 256MB would become 256x2 and a 1 x 512

    No idea on if this will effect performace, but I have seen a similar
    motherboard do some things that a single channel board could not.

    Hope it helps

    A

    On 27 Aug 2004 16:10:36 -0400,
     
    Andrew, Aug 29, 2004
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