AOA Forums AOA Forums AOA Forums Folding For Team 45 AOA Files Home Front Page Become an AOA Subscriber! UserCP Calendar Memberlist FAQ Search Forum Home


Go Back   AOA Forums > Hardware > EPoX MotherBoards

EPoX MotherBoards EPoX Intel and AMD Motherboards.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 22nd August, 2005, 04:18 AM
crashovride02's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: August 2005
Posts: 20

8KDA3j RAM Question?

I am wondering what the best way would be to upgrade to 1GB of ram. Should I use 2 sticks of 512 or 1 1GB stick? The reason I ask is that according to the manual if you use 2 sticks you have to use one that is double sided and one that is single sided to get the DDR 400 speed. This is what the manual says;

* DS - Double-sided DIMM type
* SS - Single-sided DIMM type
For 1 DIMM:
- Mount on any slot to obtain DDR400 speed.
For 2 DIMM:
- Mount DS DIMM on Slot 1 and the remaining DIMM on Slot 2 or 3
with SS DIMM.
- Mount SS DIMM on Slot 1 and the remaining DIMM on Slot 2 or 3
with DS DIMM.
For 3 DIMM:
- Use SS DIMM on all 3 three slots for DDR400 speed.

How do I make sure that I am getting the most out of the memory I install. Any help would be appreciated. I tried getting this answered through Epox but wasn't much help.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 22nd August, 2005, 10:17 AM
Member
 
Join Date: July 2004
Posts: 284

Look at my sig.
No problems at all.
But if you ever want to put more memory in you can't have 3 sticks with double sided ram.
Point with 745 board - it doesn't have dual channel memory so using 2 sticks has no advantage over 1 stick as regards performance.
I can't remember the link but on the EpoX site I think there are ram recommendations.
If I was starting again I would use 1 stick of 1GB but when I built my system that wasn't an option
__________________
EP-8KDA3J, 3000+ newcastle CG (230x10), 2 x 512 MB Ballistix, Audigy 2, Radeon 9800pro, CNPS7000A-AlCu cpu cooler, Tagan 480W PSU
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 22nd August, 2005, 01:47 PM
crashovride02's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: August 2005
Posts: 20

Thanks for the help!! I was leaning towards getting 1 sticks of 1GB but I wanted to make sure. What do you mean that the board doesn't have dual channel memory?
Thankns again!!
__________________
Epox EP-8NPA SLI
Athlon 64 2800+ Newcastle OC'd to 2.25Ghz
1Gb Corsair XMS TwinX1024-3200C2PT
2 Chaintech 6600GT's in SLI
Enermax Noisetaker 485W psu
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 22nd August, 2005, 02:36 PM
Member
 
Join Date: July 2004
Posts: 284

The memory controller is on the cpu and the socket 745 has single channel memory whereas the socket 939 has double channel so that the maximum memory bandwidth is twice that of the 745 providing a pair of matched memory sticks are used.
This gives a fairly clear explanation
http://forums.amd.com/index.php?showtopic=22531
__________________
EP-8KDA3J, 3000+ newcastle CG (230x10), 2 x 512 MB Ballistix, Audigy 2, Radeon 9800pro, CNPS7000A-AlCu cpu cooler, Tagan 480W PSU
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
8KDA3J Vcore question again The Overclocker EPoX MotherBoards 9 17th May, 2006 11:34 PM
8kda3j +sata question pobolycwm EPoX MotherBoards 3 6th February, 2005 06:18 AM
8KDA3J question and rev. prob (rep please read) jcw122 EPoX MotherBoards 20 2nd February, 2005 02:43 PM
Cool n Quiet question on 8kda3j OnDborder EPoX MotherBoards 27 5th September, 2004 07:07 AM
EP-8KDA3J memory question! leo_m83 EPoX MotherBoards 2 25th July, 2004 05:53 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:59 PM.


Copyright ©2001 - 2010, AOA Forums
Don't Click Here Don't Click Here Either

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0