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which slots a7n8x dx duel channel ram?

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May 10, 2003 12:47:19 AM

I know its been answered before, but i can't remember.
(please don't kill me)

Exactly, WHICH two slots do you put the two matched memory modules in for duel channel operation?!?. I currently have them in the two slots closes to each other, 0 and 1 i believe. I just ran a mem test and it gave about 2700mb/s which matched up to about a pc2700module at c2.5 which might be good, but considering i have corsair twinxpc3200llpt (at 166mhz so really pc2700) running at 2-2-2-5 it should be drastically faster than that...so i'm guessing something is wrong?!?

thx.

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May 10, 2003 1:37:07 AM

Put one memory module in the offset (looks farther away than the other two) memory slot and the other in either of the two remaining slots.
May 12, 2003 2:37:58 AM

lol, you would think that by revision 43.55 (something like that) that they could get that strait in there book...

thanks for the help, hope it speeds things up


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May 12, 2003 4:01:36 AM

It's there in the book (page 14), but they definately could have made it a little easier to understand. Then again, ASUS didn't think ahead enough to give a dual-channel indication during boot-up until about two weeks ago (BIOS rev.1004). Hey, their English translating skills may not be top notch, but they sure do build great boards!!

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May 12, 2003 5:33:54 AM

actually all my home build machines have been with asus. Can't complain they've always worked for me. Their manuals on the other hand...

So i have revision 2.0 so i imagine i'm well past the 1.04 bios? so shouldn't my bios tell me i'm in twin mode?

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May 12, 2003 10:28:04 AM

If you have PCB rev2.0, I think there is an indicator in BIOS telling you whether the Twinbank is enabled; for older version you should install your RAM on the blue slots.


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May 12, 2003 8:48:19 PM

If you don't notice it during POST, look on the BIOS chip itself. It will have a sticker w/ bold print on it. I have board ver. 2.0 also, and it came from the factory with BIOS version 1003. I flashed it up to v.1004 and then v.1005 (Beta). Version 1004 is the first one to show you you're in dual channel mode, although it doesn't show you <i>in </i>the BIOS - it's thrown at you during POST. Click <A HREF="http://www.asus.com.tw/support/download/item.aspx?Model... Deluxe" target="_new"> here</A> to download BIOS & utilities.

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May 13, 2003 8:12:24 PM

it does post it at post (not bios, just like you said) there is like 3 lines of information there most of it is in bolded white lettering, but the , duel channel mode happens to be grayed out lettering, does that mean i'm in it or not?...wow they make it hard to figure this out....i guess i could open my computer and take one ram stick out and see what happens, but that's a bit harder than asking online :) 

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