Memory selection help for Asus A8V Deluxe


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Hawkeye

I am runnng an Asus A8V Deluxe M/B with the following memory installed

OCZ Gold Edition Rev3 Dual Channel Kit 184-Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR
PC-3700

I am looking at replacing the 2 512 sticks with 2 gigs of memory. The
above memory was recommened to me by a friend and has worked great.

board specs say A8V takes PC2100, PC2700 & PC3200 (DDR266, DDR333 &
DDR400) DDR memory

so my first question is how did i get away with PC-3700 DDR466 memory
in the system. Was this simply excess memory and system allowed it?


Now for the 2 gig im looking to install im looking at the following

OCZ Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual
Channel Kit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820146970

Cas Latency: 3
Timing: 3-3-3-8
Voltage: 2.6V


I want to stick with OCZ memory
 
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Mike T.

Hawkeye said:
I am runnng an Asus A8V Deluxe M/B with the following memory installed

OCZ Gold Edition Rev3 Dual Channel Kit 184-Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR
PC-3700

I am looking at replacing the 2 512 sticks with 2 gigs of memory. The
above memory was recommened to me by a friend and has worked great.

board specs say A8V takes PC2100, PC2700 & PC3200 (DDR266, DDR333 &
DDR400) DDR memory

so my first question is how did i get away with PC-3700 DDR466 memory
in the system. Was this simply excess memory and system allowed it?


Now for the 2 gig im looking to install im looking at the following

OCZ Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual
Channel Kit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820146970

Cas Latency: 3
Timing: 3-3-3-8
Voltage: 2.6V


I want to stick with OCZ memory

I'm not sure PC3700 is an official recognized spec. But if it is, your
board was running it under-clocked, which is fine. It's over-clocking that
causes problems. Basically, your 466 memory which should have been clocked
at 233MHz was instead probably clocked at 200MHz. That replacement ram you
chose looks great. -Dave
 
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H

Hawkeye

I'm not sure PC3700 is an official recognized spec. But if it is, your
board was running it under-clocked, which is fine. It's over-clocking that
causes problems. Basically, your 466 memory which should have been clocked
at 233MHz was instead probably clocked at 200MHz. That replacement ram you
chose looks great. -Dave

Yes running CPU-Z shows it as

Max Bandwith PC3700 (232 MHZ)

And in timings section a frquency of 200.3 MHZ
 

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