View Full Version : Using three banks of memory on S754

09-21-05, 03:32 PM
I was planning to add another 512MB of RAM to my new setup but I've heard rumors about problems when using more than two banks of memory with the socket 754.

It should be noted that now I have a pair of identical DIMMs and the third one will be of the same type. Before making the puchase (those Corsair modules cost almost twice as much other unbranded DDR DIMM) I wanted to be sure that I won't be wasting money. Thanks

09-21-05, 06:49 PM
Sell the gig and get a 2x1GB kit. Best option IMO

09-22-05, 02:41 AM
Well, maybe I'll follow your advice :)

09-22-05, 08:39 AM
Definately don't bother with 3x512. I already tried that with my 3200+ 754pin and it would not run stable at 400mhz. It auto clocked to 333mhz which slowed it from 1-30% depending greatly on application/game. The 2x1gb has greater chance of running at full speed. BTW, when I forced it to 400mhz, I got as little as 4 memory errors every 10hrs, but 1 error is enought to corrupt your HDD while running Windows. But yes, with 1.5gb RAM, BF2 was 100% smooth on high detail and loaded twice as fast.

09-22-05, 12:15 PM
Thanks for the answer. Actually I'm not that satisfied about the mobo either. The ATA connectors are dumbly placed almost at the same height of the AGP slot so that the cables touch some capacitors of the graphic card. If it wasn't for the fact that I got a super-deal for the processor+mobo combination I wouldn't have changed.

At this point I might wait as well the end of the year and do the jump to a cheap PCI-e mobo with a new graphic card.