will i need to worry about this dropping to DDR333?

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will i need to worry about this dropping to DDR333?

Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:09 am

Ok i have an S754 EPox EP-8KDA3+ (NF3250Gb)mobo
I have 1x 512Mb of this ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145026 its double sided ramm.

i wan to drop 2 more of those in my PC linky>>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145440

will i need to worry about this dropping my ramm speed to DDR333?

If so what about just adding 1 more stick?
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Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:55 am

Yes, with all three slots full you'll likely be cruising at 333. No problem with two total DIMMs at 400.

The issue boils down to sides. The Athlon64 can handle 4 sides of ram at DDR400. If you use dual sided DIMMs (very common in 512MB+), you can only do two sticks. If you're lucky enough to find single sided DIMMs, you can fill all three slots.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:59 am

I would be surprised if you can run 3 double-sided sticks stable at DDR400. Even 2 may be iffy. Realistically, if you want to run stable at DDR400 with reasonable timings using multiple DIMMs, you should get single-sided DIMMs.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:24 am

ok so DDR333 here i come.but wait...my core will go to 2.6(from 1.8*brag*) im sure my DIMMS will be pushed well past DDR400.So no prob here :) thanks for the help brew and forge.

Now i get to take those 2 256meg sticks out.Thank god!

lol i have a PC2100 and a PC2700 256 meg stick to give me 1 gig.but i got em all overclocked so i think they are around 15x ish.talking about one screwed up RAM config.
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