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Old 5th July, 2005, 12:42 AM
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Question ep-8kda3+ and DS/SS memory setup

Hi all. just regd, my first post on AOA, seems like the best forum for epox around.

Can somone verify this(below)

my rig:

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CPU: 3000+/754 (Newcastle DH-CG)
RAM: Ballistix 512mb PC4000 (2,5-2-2-5 1T)
OC: 233*9

Im really happy with this system, and wanted to get some extra Ballistix RAM
so I ordered one more 512mb memory module (same as above) getting it tomorrow.

But as i looked through the users manual for the epox board, on section 3-7 it says it cant run two DS (doublesided) ram modules in 200mhz, only 1 DS and 1 SS (single sided)???

whats the deal?? Can this be fixed with a BIOS update???

Someone have the same setup as me that have tried? Hope someone can help, i dont want plug them in if they dont work, cause then i cant return them if ive opened up the package.

To add to the confusion ive looked around at some other forums and seen many peoples have a matched pair 512mb modules on this motherboard running it at quite high speeds?
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Old 5th July, 2005, 01:20 AM
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I never had any prob with 2x512 mb ds ram. in my 8kda3+
99.9% of all 512 mb ram is DS.
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thx, thats sounds reassuring, what speeds do you run it

"99.9% of all 512 mb ram is DS." -thats why i get confused, and most people buy a matched pair setup, and that shouldnt work according to epox?
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Old 5th July, 2005, 02:47 AM
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about 270mhz with 1 gb of ram. ocz 4400 gold 2x 512mb matched pair.
they are not the bedst memory for amd64.
I have testet a set of Ballistix 4000 2x512mb and max was about 250 mhz 2.5.4.4.10 at 2.8v. on a 3500 Newcastle.
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thx m8, now your really boosting my confidence, maybe i should break the package and plug it in after all, the temptation is taking over....
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Due to the low quality of some generic memory, we can only guarantee all memory working in a particular way - and hence have to drop max mem clock to 166 by default when occupying multiple ranking. What I can say is that back in the UK I have this board running 2 x 512MB of some branded PC3200 (Micron) at 240MHz - thats 4 rank (bank) at 2.8v - perfectly good for STR and anything you throw at it.
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Old 5th July, 2005, 09:55 PM
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If I dont try I will never know if it works, thats just to tempting for me..

After smooth talking the internetshop i ordered it from, they gave me a chance to test them, I also spoke to crucial support, they are really top, and give excellent service.

Anyway, im not giving these babies back...

Currently smooth runnings at 9x240=2160 @ 2,5-2-2-5 1T
Havnt pushed them further, but so far nothing indicates instability issues.
I can really recommend these Ballistix PC4000.

I think thats alright considering the low timings and that im just on an air cooled system with just one additional fan except the case fan.

Thx for all the encouragement
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Old 5th July, 2005, 11:56 PM
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See my sig. - no problems
normally run at 230 x 10 at 2.5-2-2-8 1T but have run upto 255 x 9
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Now @ 244*9=2196 still same timings no problems
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