Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe & RAM Type???

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by sidefx, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. sidefx

    sidefx OSNN Addict

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    I recently purchased the above mentioned board and its rock solid and does perform very well. However, I am sure I am missing some performance as I am using my old RAM still and as it boots it says 133 mode or something. I can't quite remember the message as I make this post.

    Can anyone recommend what RAM I should use?

    I am not an overclocker or requiring ultimate performace but as I said I am sure I am able to obtain a performance gain with newer, better RAM.
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    If you're running a 266 FSB cpu, 133 is the correct FSB setting (2x133).
     
  3. sidefx

    sidefx OSNN Addict

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    It's an AMD Athlon 2800+ Barton Core cpu, if that helps.

    Would this change with different RAM?
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    FSB should be 2x166 for the barton core (333).

    What kind of ram are you currently using?
    You need at least PC2700 (333).
     
  5. sidefx

    sidefx OSNN Addict

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    At boot up it says...

    Memory Frequency at 133MHz, Single Channel Mode

    I went into the BIOS to see if I could change the FSB to what you said it should be and I did not see such a setting.

    If anyone who has this board or more suggestions please advise me?

    Yes, I am using PC2700
     
  6. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    According to the ASUS site is says that you could use up to PC3200 non-ECC DDR SDRAM memory. Minimum is PC1600.

    ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe specification page


    ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe overview page

    Sooo, if ya want some more get-up 'n go, ya could go and get some PC3200 Mem Sticks.

    Just don't mix them with what ya got now 'cause the speed of yer Memory is dictated by the slowest one.
     
  7. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Now I don't know what version BIOS ya got. but there's a newish (well it's dated 12/15/2003) BIOS for yer MoBo... BIOS version 1008

    Reason for it is:
    Soooo, ya might want to check all this stuff out.
    ASUS Download Page
     
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  8. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    Im usin the full 400 fsb effect:p